Jedi Faith Ranks Seventh Among Religions In England

300px-JediKnightsA new survey in England shows that the Jedi faith is the seventh most prevalent faith in England. The new figures reveal that the lightsabre-wielding follows Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism. Notably, non-religious or non-responding individuals are excluded in the rankings. This leaves those who “trust the force” as one of the leading religions in the country. The number of atheists, agnostics, and non-affiliated citizens have risen significantly in England, including polls that suggest that over half of the country now follows no identified religion.

The 2001 census shows 390,127 people identifying themselves as followers of the fictional Star Wars creed. However, the Jedis are having the same crisis of faith as other religions. The number of Jedis has dropped by more than 50 percent in the last ten years. Those lost followers however cannot deter the force. As Master Yoda said, “The fear of loss is a path to the Dark Side.”

Yet, there is still the most selected “alternative” faith in England and Wales. There are also 6,242 people who profess membership in the Heavy Metal religion created in 2010 by the Rock magazine, Metal Hammer.

All of this must be troubling to the Prime Minister who has declared England as “Christian country.”

Source: Telegraph

32 thoughts on “Jedi Faith Ranks Seventh Among Religions In England”

  1. Hey I’m English and I put down Jedi as my official religion on the census form, but of course that was before the disastrous prequel trilogy.

    Seriously it’s a way to ‘stick it to the man’ – those faceless beurocrats who absolutely want to know everything about you, but why should they? It makes those stupid little lists they compile look really pointless and pathetic.

  2. I thought the Force was strong within me once but it was just a corned beef sandwich and too much tequila.

  3. The growth of the Jedi religion is easily explained:

    Which is cooler- the Light Sabre or the Pamphlet?

    Who is cooler- Obi Wan Kenobi or Pat Robertson?

    Who would you rather have with you- The Force or a Jehovah’s Witness?

  4. Jedi Isiah 50:10:

    Who among you fears Lord Vader and obeys the word of the Sith? Let him who walks on the Dark Side, who has no Light Saber, trust in the name of Lord Vader and rely on his power.

    In Kenobi Patri et Jedi et Naboo Sancti, Amen

  5. pete,

    Sure he is. Being displeased is kind of Cthulhu’s thing. But if he offered free lightsabres and cool psychic powers instead of instant howling insanity and eating his follower, he’d get a larger congregation. Just because you are a transdimensional alien god like being doesn’t mean you’re going to get good marketing advice. Especially when your mere visage causes the marketeers to go more mental than they already are.

    Maybe he should hire his next marketing firm via email?

    A kinder, less insanity inducing Cthulhu. Something with pastels and Apple style color blocking. Yeah. That’s the ticket.

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