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Post by programmer_guy » Mon Dec 06, 2004 2:39 am

"Jedi Knight is recognised as a religion in the UK."

You have got to be kidding! :roll:
codo ergo sum.

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Post by Sidewiener » Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:39 am

"Jedi Knight is recognised as a religion in the UK."

Wrong.

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Post by programmer_guy » Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:52 am

==== QUOTE ====

The Force will not be with you despite many Star
Wars fans registering their religion as Jedi Knight
in this year's British census.

Officials said on Thursday there was "absolutely
no possibility" of Jedi appearing as a choice of
religion on future census forms after officials
created a code for Jedi to help them analyze
responses to the 2001 population survey.

"Because a certain number of people were likely to
have put Jedi Knight as a response to that
question, it has been included as a code simply to
help speed the forms through the machine-readers,"
a spokesman for the Office of National Statistics
told Reuters.

"All that will happen is that it will be recorded
as 'Other'," he said. "It certainly does not mean
it is recognized as a religion."

==== END QUOTE ====

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I thought that this was a little bit funny.



(Message edited by Programmer_guy on December 06, 2004)
codo ergo sum.

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Post by nec_v20 » Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:13 pm

PG,

anyways, I put down Discordianism as my religion.

Hope you have fun with this:

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Post by programmer_guy » Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:39 am

Nec,

HaHaHa! That takes me back to my college days - way way back when
our hard copy output was from a line printer (IBM 360 using HASP for print
spooling). I would occassionally see some print-outs like that. Amazing what
one can do with a few characters in a monospace font.


(Message edited by Programmer_guy on December 07, 2004)
codo ergo sum.

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I'm afraid Jedi Knight is a recognised religion in the UK

Post by jowil2020 » Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:03 pm

It was quite a shock at first when the recent census results were announced here in the UK. Jedi Knight qualifies as a religion although the government does downplay it out of embarassment I suppose. It did NOT recieve over 5% of the populations response as their primary religion. In the UK, a 'significant' population of people are required for a religion to be recognised. 'Significant' is, of course, open to interpretation. However, 0.7% of the population (390 000 people in Engalnd and Wales alone - excluding Scotland) stated so. Here is the link: (sorry - copy and paste)

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001 ... p#religion

It's so funny that Jedi Knight, a space opera religion, beat $cientology, the other space opera religion.

Scientology didn't even muster enough responses to make the list. The Home Office must be really over run by SP's.

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Re: I'm afraid Jedi Knight is a recognised religion in the U

Post by hartley » Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:28 pm

jowil2020 wrote:In the UK, a 'significant' population of people are required for a religion to be recognised.
Scientology didn't even muster enough responses to make the list. The Home Office must be really over run by SP's.
No, and no.

The official religion of England and Wales is the Church of England. Aside from that, the government does not accord 'recognition' to any religious organisation.

The census officials chose to mention the Jedi Knights because it made good PR. They chose not to publish the data they had on minor religious groups, but they were obliged to give it to anyone who persisted in asking and our good friends the Pagans did so persist. In Scotland they even had to raise the money to pay for the data to be processed.
http://www.daisy.freeserve.co.uk/stolgy_4.htm
1,839 scientologists in the UK in 2001 - official.
ARSCC Demographics Department
Still looking for 9,950,000 scientologists.
http://news-from-bree.blogspot.com/
http://www.newsfrombree.co.uk/

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Post by mickwenlock » Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:18 pm

50 years of constant, unprecedented Scientology expansion and they have managed to create 1839 total in the UNited Kingdom? pathetic.

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Post by use8 » Sat Sep 10, 2005 3:43 am

If you and I went back to England Mike that would bring the total up to a roaring 1841.

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Post by mickwenlock » Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:14 pm

well if I went back it would increase the number of ex-Scientologists in the UK - which I am sure is a way higher figure than the number of Scientologists!

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Post by Ladybird » Fri Oct 14, 2005 6:47 pm

I bet you 2 are both still counted in that 1,839 Clears stat.

:bigcrowd:

After all, you can't expect them to go back and re-number all those clear bracelets every time some one blows or gets declared!

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