December 3rd, 2004


Ye gods and little fishes

Remember how those people were trying to get 'Jedi' recognised on the census forms as a religion, and the story went that if they could get 10,000 people to say they were Jedi, it would happen? I call Bollocks! Big fat hairy ones. See, I went and had a look in the Dept of Statistics website, and discovered that there are 40 choices that you can put for religion on your form.

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In 2001, there were only 27 Jainists, and a whopping 894 Satanists. Incidentally, there were 2,043,840 Christians of various denominations, the most common being Anglicans at 584,793. Interestingly, there were only 120,705 Methodists, which is supposed to be our national religion. Anyway, no Jedi, and since it only takes 27 people to get on the census form, I'm wondering -why- Jedi isn't on there. Because if it's to do with Jedi being invented by the writer of the StarWars series, hello? Wicca? Scientology? Even Christianity was made up originally. So why, oh Powers That Be, are my poor Brothers and Sisters of the Force relegated to 'Other New Age Religion'?

Maybe it's because of these guys, who, if I'm reading right, are planning to take over the world and appear to be doing quite nicely thank you towards their goal. I sent that link to a friend and got this one back, which says, no, THESE guys are taking over the world. And then there's this lot, who don't seem to really know what they think, but there's a lot of them. The conclusion I came to was, one person practising their beliefs alone is cool. As soon as people start to get together as a 'religion', bad things start to happen. It's like people in groups have some kind of mass IQ drop.

Anyway, the upshot of all this religious meandering is that I want to lobby for 'Disestablishmentarian' to be put on the census form. I'm sure there are more than 27 of us.

On a lighter note, last night I dreamed that I gave birth to a small plastic monkey. What would Freud/Jung say? *grin*
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