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Reno

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#1 11 years ago

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More than 70,000 people in Australia have declared that they are followers of the Jedi faith, the religion created by the Star Wars films.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2218456.stm

Known fact: At least 70,000 virgins live in Australia.

I was watching some nettv on winamp and i saw a guy interviewing a "jedi" and his apprentice. I couldn't believe that people went for that shit. Another religion created by hollywood. Do you think made up religions like this should be seen as legit in the eyes of the government with all the benefits that a relgion receives, or do you think they should be ignored even if thousands of people indorse it?




Karst

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#2 11 years ago

Let them believe in what they want, all i can say. Unfortunatly, although this may be a pretty obvious case, it's very difficult to create guidelines for a "legit" religion.




Floorwax

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#3 11 years ago

It's amusing at first glance, but if people seriously want some kind of legal recognition for a blatantly bogus faith system, I would hope they don't get it.




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#4 11 years ago

They should get those rights, no doubt they'll be a credit to the lifestyle of religious belief.

Using the force, and praying are very similiar things.




Relander

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#5 11 years ago

If certain new religion gets a lot of followers and it promotes judicially correct & healthy values, then I think it's okay for the government to recognize this religion. The Religion club should be open for new winds.




LIGHTNING [NL]

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#6 11 years ago

I see no reason why Jediism should not get the same priviledges other religions get. That there is no scientic proof for any claims has never been an issue for other religions.

Other than that the Jedi religions is greatly inspired by Budhism I believe. The recurring thought is that all the pain and suffering in the world is cause by attachment to things, the same as in the movies.




MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#7 11 years ago

'LIGHTNING [NL;3338756']I see no reason why Jediism should not get the same priviledges other religions get. That there is no scientic proof for any claims has never been an issue for other religions.

Other than that the Jedi religions is greatly inspired by Budhism I believe. The recurring thought is that all the pain and suffering in the world is cause by attachment to things, the same as in the movies.

True, Lucas just mixed a few things together. Buddhistic mysticism with Christian knights in this case.

In some respects Jediism is perhaps even better than a normal religion.




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#8 11 years ago

Link wouldn't load, so here's my reply anyway.

Aren't those more likely people who "love" Star Wars and wished our world was like the movies, instead of fanatics who really believe Star Wars that is true?




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#9 11 years ago

well it's the same case as with the Flying Spaghetti Monster. If people want to believe in his noodliness then I say let them as long as they aren't harming anyone ;)

http://www.venganza.org/

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Karst

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#10 11 years ago

I see nothing in your spoiler tags, wiener :lookaround: