Czech Republic home to more than 15,000 ‘Jedi’

15,070 Czechs listed their religion as ‘Jedi’ in the latest census. AFP reports:

“Fifteen thousand adherents, which is the size of a small town, is not a negligible social phenomenon,” Stanislav Drapal, deputy head of the statistical office, told reporters.

In Prague, statisticians registered 3,977 Jedi knights, or 0.31 percent of the capital’s population.

I’m sure the Czech atheists are just thrilled. Yeah, it’s funny and gives us dumb stuff to blog about, but I’m not a fan of people treating their census like it’s a silly meme. Save it for Facebook.

4 thoughts on “Czech Republic home to more than 15,000 ‘Jedi’

  1. Doyle

    You know…every time this Jedi thing comes up I think that it’ll be the time that it stops being funny for me. So far, it never is.

  2. Dunc Post author

    Well, Lucas did base much of the Jedi philosophy on actual Eastern religions. Scientology… Not so much.

    But that doesn’t mean that the vast majority of these folks aren’t just doing it for shits and giggles.

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