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(Guardian)   UK census says that 176,000 people in England and Wales claim their religion as Jedi Knight. Surprisingly, they are all listed as not married   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 34
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2012-12-14 06:54:53 AM  
More like UNSURPRISING! LOL
 
2012-12-14 08:24:39 AM  
More interesting are the demographics. Worth a look if you think that the UK is swamped by foreigners called Mohammed who are instituting sharia law because they outnumber regular ol' white British folk.
 
2012-12-14 08:57:53 AM  
umm.... I don't think I'm a star wars nerd but I'm pretty sure jedis aren't allowed get married.
 
2012-12-14 09:00:16 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: umm.... I don't think I'm a star wars nerd but I'm pretty sure jedis aren't allowed get married.


That was Pre-empire. Post empire they are all making jedi babies
 
2012-12-14 09:03:30 AM  

Slaxl: More interesting are the demographics. Worth a look if you think that the UK is swamped by foreigners called Mohammed who are instituting sharia law because they outnumber regular ol' white British folk.


b..bu..but.. 4 MILLION muhammeds invaded us through conning the naive government into believing that their country was going to murder them. Well, In saying that, if your country is going to stone you to death you must have done something to deserve it. Ahmahduneitryte?


/likes the fact that there's only ~500 people in the whole of the UK that identify themselves as free-thinkers.
 
2012-12-14 09:04:06 AM  
Wake me when a cult of Goa'uld worshippers kick up.
 
2012-12-14 09:04:15 AM  
Proud to say that the same census found my city of Norwich to be the most godless in England. We had quite a few people putting down that their religion was heavy metal (seventy or so) and over a hundred saying they're Jedis.

\no religion
\\hate star wars too much to joke about being a Jedi
 
2012-12-14 09:10:11 AM  

Shadowtag: Wake me when a cult of Goa'uld worshippers kick up.


If I build it, will they come?

/the Goa'uld that is.
 
2012-12-14 09:12:40 AM  
They'd get married to their cardboard cutouts of princess leia if GB legalized it.
 
2012-12-14 09:13:32 AM  
That explains the Stonehenge circle of vending machines in the British embassy lunchroom.
 
2012-12-14 09:19:34 AM  
Beware of the dork side. Once you step down the dork path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you it will!
You will live in your mother's basement. You will never kiss a girl. The closest you will ever come to meeting a woman will be porn on the Internet!
Don't cross over to the dork side.
 
2012-12-14 09:22:46 AM  
Very interested to see that 6,242 people put Heavy Metal as their religion. I love that.
 
2012-12-14 09:25:03 AM  
I'm one of the people who put 'Jedi' on their census form...

/single, female Jedi living in Manchester
//totally serious
///star wars spoofs are greatly appreciated around here
////didnt watch the prequels

actually, I prefer Star Trek. But hey, that's allowed, right?
 
2012-12-14 09:28:37 AM  
clipperblog.com
 
2012-12-14 09:29:22 AM  
Not even a hundred Subgenii. The 80's were a long time ago.
 
2012-12-14 09:44:13 AM  
Ah wanna live in PRETENDY land so people will know how wittily 1337 I am!1! *snort*
 
2012-12-14 09:45:07 AM  
Meanwhile, wiccans are down to 11,766 from close to a hundred thousand just fifteen years ago. Worst setback they've had there in a couple of thousand years.
 
2012-12-14 10:01:50 AM  
Thelemic pagan heavy metal taoist jedi witches FTW.
 
2012-12-14 10:04:06 AM  

swahnhennessy: Not even a hundred Subgenii. The 80's were a long time ago.


"Bob" will come again! (And again, and again, and again....)
 
2012-12-14 10:06:19 AM  

globalwarmingpraiser: Plant Rights Activist: umm.... I don't think I'm a star wars nerd but I'm pretty sure jedis aren't allowed get married.

That was Pre-empire. Post empire they are all making jedi babies


There's a New Testament/Old Testament joke in there somewhere, as anything post-Empire clearly isn't canon.
 
2012-12-14 10:08:50 AM  

Shadowtag: Wake me when a cult of Goa'uld worshippers kick up.


Indeed.
 
2012-12-14 10:17:37 AM  
LEGALIZE JEDI MARRIAGE, NOW!
 
2012-12-14 10:18:01 AM  
I think my favorite is the 6k and change who put down "Heavy Metal."

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2012-12-14 10:38:21 AM  
I was born a snake handler, and I'll die a snake handler.
 
2012-12-14 10:46:59 AM  
isn't jedi knight just a class? it's like saying your religion is a templar...


CoRrUpTeDbUdGiE: actually, I prefer Star Trek. But hey, that's allowed, right?


i we're going to need pics for uh.. something something something.
sure.
 
2012-12-14 11:07:50 AM  
"It turns out the number of Jedi has more than halved over the last decade, with 176,632 in the latest figures, down from 390,000 in 2001."

My God! Anakin's killing the younglings again!

/either that or 214,000 of them had sex
//I really don't like poking fun at the sexuality of sci-fi geeks but am trying hard to fit in here
 
2012-12-14 11:15:42 AM  
blogs.amctv.com

Approve.
 
2012-12-14 11:19:34 AM  
I think that Jedi is a philosophy along the lines of Buhdism. Technically Buhdism is not really a relgion. But people treat it as such.

Whether you're a scifi nerd or not, you can still subscribe to a philosophy.

I'm athiest. I'm also an ordained minister. The philosophy of the Universal Life Churchis simply "Believe in Doing the Right Thing". Nice philosophy, in my view.
 
2012-12-14 12:13:31 PM  

uttertosh: b..bu..but.. 4 MILLION muhammeds invaded us through conning the naive government into believing that their country was going to murder them. Well, In saying that, if your country is going to stone you to death you must have done something to deserve it. Ahmahduneitryte?


The sad thing is that someone may indeed be a refugee from a place where they would have been killed for being the wrong variety of muslim...and still be willing to kill their own daughter because she talked to a boy. The two are not, alas, mutually exclusive.
 
2012-12-14 01:14:49 PM  
Ah wanna live in PRETENDY land so people will know how wittily 1337 I am!1! *snort*

Funny, I read it as a somewhat clever way of saying "None of your farkin business!".
 
2012-12-14 01:39:00 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: [blogs.amctv.com image 560x330]

Approve.


I loved the first season of that show. Then the second season started getting all abstract and I lost interest.
 
2012-12-14 04:49:48 PM  

pciszek: uttertosh: b..bu..but.. 4 MILLION muhammeds invaded us through conning the naive government into believing that their country was going to murder them. Well, In saying that, if your country is going to stone you to death you must have done something to deserve it. Ahmahduneitryte?

The sad thing is that someone may indeed be a refugee from a place where they would have been killed for being the wrong variety of muslim...and still be willing to kill their own daughter because she talked to a boy. The two are not, alas, mutually exclusive.


That was snark. I'm actually an immigrant myself. I just have pale skin ,blue eyes, blonde hair, red beard. It's just when I talk I get the mild xenophobia.

I actually had one guy asking me, whilst I was working, "So, WTF are you doing in my country?"

"Stealing your jobs, and farking your women" was my reply.
 
2012-12-14 04:50:30 PM  

Curse of the Goth Kids: I think my favorite is the 6k and change who put down "Heavy Metal."

[img843.imageshack.us image 377x218]


For you and you and you and you!
 
2012-12-15 01:41:51 PM  
214,000 have already grown up to become Alec Guiness
 
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