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#1 Hum

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 16:16

Today's Census figures show that 176,632 people in England and Wales identify themselves as Jedi Knights, making it the most popular faith in the "Other Religions" category on the Census and the seventh most popular faith overall.

The new figures reveal that the lightsabre-wielding disciples are only behind Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism in the popularity stakes, excluding non-religious people and people who did not answer.

Following a nationwide campaign, Jedi made it onto the 2001 census, with 390,127 people identifying themselves a decade ago as followers of the fictional Star Wars creed.

Although the number of Jedis has dropped by more than 50 per cent over the past 10 years, they are still the most selected "alternative" faith on the Census, and constitute 0.31% of all people's stated religious affiliation in England and Wales.

The latest official population survey also revealed 6,242 people subscribe to the Heavy Metal religion, which was set up in 2010 by the Rock magazine, Metal Hammer.

The number of people specifically identifying as Atheists was 29,267, while over 13.8 million refused to identify with a faith at all, ticking the "No religion" box on the census form.

Norwich was revealed as the area with the highest proportion of non-religious people, with 41.5% of residents refusing to identify with a faith. The city also possesses the highest proportion of Heavy Metal followers and the 3rd highest proportion of Jedi Knights.

Other non-mainstream religions that had followers in significant numbers included 56,620 Paganists, 39,061 Spiritualists, 2,418 Scientologists and 20,288 Jainists, some of whom sweep the floor with a broom made of cotton threads as they walk along so as not to kill any insects. :huh:

More than 4 million people didn't state a religion at all on their form.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 19:02

Grow up. Calling yourself a Jedi was funny a few decades ago, now it is just ****in' stupid.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 19:11

Grow up. Calling yourself a Jedi was funny a few decades ago, now it is just ****in' stupid.


Lesson this one must learn. Fear leads to hate, and hate leads to suffering.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 19:12

and suffering leads to trolling on neowin lol

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 19:19

Grow up. Calling yourself a Jedi was funny a few decades ago, now it is just ****in' stupid.


No more stupid than any of the other mainstream religions. At least those who tick Jedi for the most part know that it's a complete joke.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 19:29

Booohooooo

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 19:35

Grow up. Calling yourself a Jedi was funny a few decades ago, now it is just ****in' stupid.


Does "grow up" in your books mean "No fun allowed"

By any chance is this you?

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 19:48

Booohooooo

All hail the FSM


Arrrr, ramen! :ninjapirate:

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 19:55

Grow up. Calling yourself a Jedi was funny a few decades ago, now it is just ****in' stupid.


Believing in a fictional book is also another stupid idea, but christians seem to do so!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 20:01

Grow up. Calling yourself a Jedi was funny a few decades ago, now it is just ****in' stupid.


And belieiving in some invisible guy who floats up in the sky isn't?

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 20:01

Grow up. Calling yourself a Jedi was funny a few decades ago, now it is just ****in' stupid.


All religions are stupid but at least people who identify themselves as Jedi keep it to themselves and aren't ruining the planet like Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 20:08

when the next census is due we should all put down neowinion as a religion
and our 10 commandments should come from the fabled neowin rule book.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 20:18

The recent threads on the front page lined up pretty well! ;)

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 23:10

Until they can do the Jedi Mind Trick they are JINO (Jedi in Name Only).

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 23:17

when the next census is due we should all put down neowinion as a religion
and our 10 commandments should come from the fabled neowin rule book.


All hail our Lord and Saviour:

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