MAKE JEDI OFFICIAL

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  1. Swomz Jedi Master

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    As the UK did a while back, I am now trying to do, get jedi on the census form as a religion. Please back me up by signing this http://www.petitiononline.com/StarWars/petition.html petition
  2. arrowheadpodracer Force Ghost

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    Sure, I am curious to see how many people would claim "Jedi" as their religion. I just dont think we would ever get an accurate answer. The closest we would get would be a government survey - maybe thats what you mean ? If we asked on TF.N I think we'd get a lot of Jedis, but thats not an accurate survey & I cant see our government putting Jedi on their religion survey.
    It would be cool to know though. Definitely.
  3. Swomz Jedi Master

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    I believe when they take a census every ten years, if enough people will classify themselves as a certain religion (10,000 I believe) that is not yet on the census they will add it.
  4. arrowheadpodracer Force Ghost

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    I didnt know that- thanks.
  5. Swomz Jedi Master

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    So I guess I will start the petition, I need to ask OW if he will ask tfn to put it up on their site or something
  6. Swomz Jedi Master

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    oya, if you want to sign, the url is in the first post
  7. PadmeSolo Jedi Master

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    Just felt like I should add a my two cents. That is so sh*t hot! Do you really think that many people will put that as their religion? (Oh wait stupid question, of course). It'd be a great idea to get it out to everybody who would be involved! Anyways...

    -Padme Solo
  8. JediDragon Jedi Grand Master

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    [voice=bill lumbergh]umm....yeaaaahhh...I'm gonna have to ahhh...go ahead and disagree with you on that one[/voice]

    I don't wanna be a wet toilet seat, but I think having Jedi listed as a religion is about half retarded and will just get more crap put on me at work and from my family...and everyone else in the great US of A.
  9. Swomz Jedi Master

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    heh, whatever you guys want, I am doing this for people that want it, if you don't, whatever floats ur boat is fine with me
  10. darth_hair Force Ghost

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    do it , i will just say that im a dark jedi if i have to . i dont think sith would work out .
  11. ObiMcD Jedi Master

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    I got a question, how can you have a religion that doesn't have at least some form of organized worship. I don't even believe anyone would consider Jedi a religion as much as a philosophy, sort of like Confuciusism. I think on a census I'll just stay a good ol' christian thank you very much. I think having Jedi as your religion is, dare I say it, going a bit too far.
  12. PadmeSolo Jedi Master

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    As I put my two cents in, a religon doesn't always have to be organized. A lot of times the only thing that matters is that everyone in it holds the same principles. I do, however, see your point. But wouldn't it be sorta cool anyways?
  13. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    Initially, I would like to have seen Jedi as a religion, but since most of the world's major conflicts have strong & relevent basis in religion, I'm not so sure now. I mean, we all know that religions pervades every aspect of human life, and war is a serious part of human endeavour. Just look at history.....the Crusades clear up to current terrorist activities are clearly, if not wholly, religion/economically-based, & have deep-seeded ties to religion as a singular entity. I'm almost of the opinion that once you label a seemingly good social faith-based theory a 'religion' you immediately condemn it to having a myriad of problems since invariably the power-mongers come to roost, and the moral basis becomes unraveled & politically motivating, as so many religions have become. The Jedi code as a mythology is sound, and can be, in human terms, very productive on many fronts...but that's just in hollywood theory. For the record, I was an alter-boy and devout Roman Catholic for over a decade until I saw the reality of most religions. Every religion says killing is wrong....and every one of those religions has a clause somewhere to say when killing is right.
  14. arrowheadpodracer Force Ghost

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    That is exactly why I would answer Jedi.

    and also why I probably shouldnt participate in discussions involving religion.

    I try to be a good guy, not a bad guy. Thats about as clearly as I define it.


    Sounds Jedi to me & thats good enough. :)
  15. Swomz Jedi Master

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    is there really anything wrong with wanting to be a Jedi? I mean it is such a cool thing...the Force...
  16. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    I put one in the USA government category, too......oh, well..........
  17. Swomz Jedi Master

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    uh, sorry, u lost me there
  18. ObiMcD Jedi Master

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    Have you noticed that a lot of the Jedi Idealogy is a mix of different real-world religions. Mix Christianity with a touch of Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism and you basically get Jedi.
  19. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    Yep, all the righteous parts without the power-mongerin'.....FLOL!
  20. Swomz Jedi Master

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    lol, he has a really good point, if we were all jedi we wouldnt have these religious conflicts wud we?
  21. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    Actually, as soon as we all termed it a religion, it'd just go to hades in a handbasket....FLOL!!!!
  22. Swomz Jedi Master

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    LOL
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