Yeah yeah, you’re a Jedi, whatever

Jedi Knights demand Britain’s fourth largest ‘religion’ receives recognition. Didn’t that start as a joke? Somehow I doubt that a fourth of the United Kingdom actually believes in the Force.

Not to mention (fangirl alert!) that they don’t seem to know the word ‘Jedi’ is both singular and plural:

For the protest in Whitehall, the couple will wear full Jedi Knight robes and will be accompanied by a host of supporters including Star Wars favourite Chewbacca with a placard reading ‘Tolerance for Jedis’.

(Of course, neither does George Lucas, but that’s neither here nor there.)

I’m no stranger to fanciful piecemeal religion, but the whole ‘real Jedi’ thing just throws me for a loop. What’s wrong with Buddhism, now?

2 Replies to “Yeah yeah, you’re a Jedi, whatever”

  1. Wow. Just wow. That’s highly embarassing to me as a Star Wars fan.

    I know that Star Wars means a lot to people. It means a lot to me, too. And there are very good teachings for how to live your life in these movies.

    But the movies are not a religion! That just speaks of people who have lost…touch…with…reality!

  2. My first reaction to the “Tolerance for Jedis” sign was, “If they were REAL Jedi, they would know that ‘Jedi’ is the correct plural form.” Glad I’m not the only SW grammar-whore out there…

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