This Jedi Church has the right to exist as a religious entity ?
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This Jedi Church has the right to exist as a religious entity
Reasons To Disagree
it dont if you dont all mark your self's as jedi's for the next censust but for now count this as a yes :D
21 February 2008
The Jedi forsake all rights and adhere only to duty. Wether this religion exists or not does not weigh the existance of Jedi.
3 September 2008
we are not a church we are jedi
6 September 2008
A church is a political entity, not a religious one. This Jedi Church has the right to TRY to exist, as does any political entity. A right to exist implies that if the church were failing, society must come to its aid.
9 September 2008
Labelling as a religion/church is superficial and unnecessary. We know in our hearts that Jedi is the one truth, and we don't need official recognition of this to validate our certainty
3 January 2009
if you exclude the darkness,how can you walk in the light,you lack ballance,it is the dark that ties all things together,to persecute the adepts that study the shaddows is a blasphemy to your own kind,there will always be the strong,the powerful,the menders of ways,the dark
1 March 2009
18 April 2009
Jediism is a lifeway, a philosophy
5 November 2009
No, as you are based of a fictional, Sci-Fi Movie that nerds love to follow. Such as myself and everyone stupid enough to belive that this is a real religion.
11 November 2009
We are not a religion we are a force we are Jedi. The Jedi are not a religion we are a way of life.
23 January 2010
Peace is a lie. There is only passion.
6 May 2010
Through Passion we gain strength
22 January 2011
I do not think that the Jedi Way is a religion. It does not have a clear deity nor a clear set of rituals. We follow a Code. We have a state of mind, and even that will vary between members. Therefore I tend to consider this a philosophy.
16 September 2011
Jedi-ism is a way of life and a philosophy not a godly religion. Deities are not a part of the way of the Jedi
21 November 2014
Reasons To Agree
why the hell not the packies think an eight armed ellefent is their god
5 November 2006
Yes, we are a philosophical group. As are all other religions.
10 November 2006
But only if they submit to my rule as grand God of the force
25 November 2006
If we can have crucades and jihads, I think we can allow a more peaceful group of people for once.
26 November 2006
Philosphey and practice of a peaceful means should never be discouraged. And if Mormon is a religon, so is Jedi.
14 December 2006
Of course. If there are enough followers, then anything can be a religion really. Even if you believe that rats are holy beings.
16 December 2006
We are free, not bound by human control
20 January 2007
It has as much as a right to as any other religion.
23 January 2007
18 February 2007
It would be truly great if Jedi could become a religion for all those who see fault in the other religions, who think all other religions were just made up a long time ago , and who want to counter the attrosities that are carried out by fundementallists of the established religions. if the Jedi could formulate its own global or even galactic constitution, bill of rights, and laws or commandments, it would be great to see a gradual rise in the power of free thinking, moral , fair minded people who are released from religious mass control and can start to heal the wounds of the world. we have the technology and the knowledge, now lets display the wisdom to end poverty , agression and ignorance on our planet.
4 March 2007
it is not doing any harm to society
6 April 2007
Strongly agree, if there is right in it then do it. The worst that could happen is that we take responsibilty for our own actions...and an occasional light saber fight.
13 April 2007
Even nerds have the right to faith. Even if they still live in their mother's basement.
16 April 2007
Hell no! Useless jedi, couldn't even fight of a few clonetroopers. The Sith on the other hand should have the key to no.10
17 May 2007
If people truly want to follow the path of a Jedi then it should have
19 May 2007
The Jedi Church has not only a right but a Natural Right to exist as a religious entity. If it had no such Legal right in human society, the Great Force would simply take no notice of such a disability but would continue to exist and to describe reality in euphoric disregard of all who would deny it its existence.
17 August 2007
Again, it is equally irrational as all other religions, therefore it has the same right.
4 September 2007
All religions are man-made constructs of either faith or philosophy. None is more valid or invalid than the next due to this singular, universal truth. Therefore, all religions should share the same rights and privileges - or parody and ridicule - regardless of popularity, or the lack thereof.
10 September 2007
The Jedi religion gives the Jedi Church the right to exist as a religious entity, therefore it gives itself its own rights.
16 September 2007
with out a shadow of a doubt
20 September 2007
Everyone has the right to religion
23 November 2007
of course yes
6 December 2007
if we are believes then we have a right to worship our beliefs in a place of our choosing
9 December 2007
evey religon has a rite to exsist
7 January 2008
right to religious freedom!
10 January 2008
Not sure that Church is the right name though. Temple is better.
13 January 2008
love the first agreement
21 January 2008
If scientology is a religion...
23 January 2008
Once it was thought of, it existed. The rest is just time and paperwork.
27 January 2008
We have enough followers so yes.
31 January 2008
Everyone should be free to choose and follow any faith of their choosing
8 February 2008
of course it can in britain jedi surpasses judaism sihkism and buddism
11 February 2008
The Jedi religion has just as much right as any other religion, and has the added bonus of being far less destructive and hateful than most.
12 February 2008
yes and may the force be with you all!
20 February 2008
If scientology has the right...then we sure as hell do!
22 February 2008
It exists without needing the right to exist.
4 March 2008
As the bumper sticker says, "Freedom of religion means ANY religion!"
7 March 2008
If we belive they we have a right
12 March 2008
any method of living followed by a person or group of persons that has a main aim of progressing mankind as a society in all aspects is epic win
21 March 2008
If those others can be counted as real religions, certainly the Jedi Faith can be admitted for legitimacy.
22 March 2008
yes there should be alot more
24 March 2008
well yeah, we have as much right as chrisianity i mean come on the follow a beardd guy who walks on water =o
1 April 2008
The Mormons are.
5 April 2008
All systems of belief have the right to exist as a religion.
6 April 2008
Whos to say it's not a real religion, is it really any different then any other one in the world. We believe in one unified Force much like God, or Allah, we simpley don't give it a name or image, it is an energy force, a one unifying energy that exists.
15 April 2008
it's a natural right
19 April 2008
it should have called Jedi Temple instead of Jedi Church.
20 April 2008
if scientologists can, then why can't we?
29 April 2008
Just because it is totally ridiculous doesn't mean you don't the right to be ridiculous and be labeled by the rest of society as a moron and not be given respect. You should have that right.
15 May 2008
As long as one is serious about being a jedi then there is always a place for the jedi church
16 May 2008
But not the state of israel, just the Jedi Church
21 May 2008
The Jedi Church has not only a right but a Natural Right to exist as a religious entity. If it had no such Legal right in human society, the Great Force would simply take no notice of such a disability but would continue to exist and to describe reality in euphoric disregard of all who would deny it its existence
26 May 2008
all religions have the right to exist. no matter how small or large.
3 June 2008
5 June 2008
They can't just make us all disappear can they?
25 June 2008
As long as people believe in freedom of religion, then yes, it will thrive.
19 July 2008
it should be fully classed as a religion.. we also should get jedi academy
31 August 2008
30 October 2008
i think that it would be good to becoume a religion but it matters not as we all are as we shuld be.
22 November 2008
It is in our constitution of the United States to have "freedom of religion" so why can't we believe what we want and have the right to exist as a religious entity.
9 January 2009
Our voice deserves to be heard too
10 January 2009
Jediism is not only philosophy, but it recognizes spiritual approaches to the Force. As such, it can certainly be called 'religious'.
18 January 2009
Why not. The Force is only another word or aspect for god.
20 March 2009
As any other religion or way of life.
24 March 2009
Yes it does. It will have as many branches the force has facets.
2 April 2009
The very definition of religion seems to describe Jedi beliefs. So of course the Jedi Church as the right to exist as a religious entity.
18 April 2009
The freedoms of all people are important if the Jedi wish to be recognised then nobody has the right to deny them
20 April 2009
If people believe in a flying spaghetti monster, we can believe in the force.
25 May 2009
sure why not ? :D
30 May 2009
I agree that if someone has a belief, then no one should make fun of it, and accept it!
9 June 2009
The "Church" has no right to exist until we at least have a code
13 July 2009
Since the Jedi is about the only religion that is not trapped in the past, people caught up in other religion may question its right to exist. If Jedi is 'a threat' to other religions then this proves the 'threatened' religion to be of the dark side.
22 July 2009
The Jedi have as much right to a belief as any other religious calling. They do no harm, and only wish to enhance their own a bility within the universal force. The Cosmos is a huge place and there's more than room enough for the Jedi. I'd be a Jedi if I weren't too old
3 August 2009
Religion and way of life go hand and hand.
23 August 2009
Of course we have the right, the same as anyother religion.
24 August 2009
any form or thought has the right to exist as a religious entity saying some1's dousnt is just hypicritical.
13 September 2009
The Jedi order is a group of people that believe in the extance of the Force and seek understaing both alone and together as a group. Where a group comes together with a common belief for the purpose of exploring that belief by its very definition is a religion. Where religion is a right the question is moot, where religion is not a right then all people should see that it becomes so. As a Jedi we respect other cultures and will not exist as an overt religion within those cultures. Where a culture does not recognize religion under penalty of death or imprisionment as Jedi we have both a moral and innate duty to affect a culture inorder to preserve life.
19 September 2009
Yes we DO need official recognition, otherwise we will get marginalized. We need a CHIRCH ! NOTE my new spelling! Not only do we have a right to exist but exist as a group. Where two or three are gathered in the Jedi, there is the Force also. I prefer Harmony to Force.
29 September 2009
if we believe then we have the right to exist as a religious entity
1 October 2009
What else would we be here for?
8 October 2009
it is more religioon than evolution, so yea of course
20 October 2009
Totally agree. If we believe in it then it should be allowed. If not then all other religions should not exist either.
25 October 2009
if Christians and Muslims and Sikhs can make up theirs then we sure as hell can too
8 November 2009
FEEL THE FORCE.
14 November 2009
it is our willing
8 December 2009
As all others do aswell.
15 December 2009
this has as much right as any top be a relgion the same right as cathlic jew and scientologists
21 December 2009
My thought on this are yes, yet the way of the force is more of a philosophy than a church or "religion" and i always thought it should be called the order not reigion of the jedi.
23 December 2009
we should, so we can have an official holiday, like may 29th, when ROTJ came out, and vader died...
2 January 2010
Only when there is a consistant code and direction.Buddhism or (aoism are philosophies, not "religions". I also believe that Jedi faith, as I understand it, is closer to true religion than any self righteous warring faction I see on this plannet.
2 January 2010
sure, why else am i hear
21 January 2010
yes,but rember that religon is man made and the force is fath
25 January 2010
If a book by L. Ron Hubberd can be the basis of a religious entity than of course Jedi can
27 January 2010
It has the right yes but will it really be recognized? I doubt it. But who cares? I choose to believe what i want to believe and i'm happy. If some asswipe decides to take this whole Jedi thing L.Ron Hubbard though i'll be seriously pissed.
28 January 2010
If scientology can exists then so can the Jedi faith.
5 February 2010
We have the right to choose what to believe, because the belief has only the power we gave them.
8 February 2010
Without the Jedi, the Galaxy will be vulnerable to the Sith - Padawan Kiz
5 March 2010
The Jedi religion has just as much right as any other religion, and has the added bonus of being far less destructive and hateful than most.
17 March 2010
remember scientology! Jediism is much more realistic
18 March 2010
The right, yes. The pros and cons of becoming an official religion are annother matter
22 March 2010
Everyone believes in different things, and a religion is a group of people, that have gathered who believe in the same thing. So why can Jedi not have the right to exist?
29 March 2010
No one has the right to tell others they are wrong unless it harms another.
5 April 2010
Religion has lost all its meaning, so yes
16 April 2010
Without a doubt.
4 May 2010
and why not
20 May 2010
Everyone has a right to stand up for what they believe in, and should be allowed to do so. Anything less than this is an atrocity to The Force, and mankind itself.
28 May 2010
a religion is what a group of people believe in so yes
10 June 2010
forsure, who has the right to tell me or anyone else what to believe in. i dont bother anyone in their views. this is harmless, and follows valured beliefs ..
3 July 2010
20 July 2010
In the force, enyone has right to do enything.
25 July 2010
if we say that we exist and we are a group of people with a title no matter the common cause then we exist. period.
28 July 2010
Of course but not as rigid as other religions Pride is the way to the Darkside
20 August 2010
The Jedi Church is THE religious entity!
7 September 2010
That would depend on what the Jedi philosophy would include. Is is a religious practice? Or a morally guided idealism? The churches of today are basically both. The classification of a church status primarily has to do with the financial support from government. As well as an individuals right to practice as a religious member. Living according to morals requires no church, and no protection of rights. So the question really relies on the doctrine of the "church".
14 September 2010
23 September 2010
Fosho the Jedi is a religious group, lets show them dudeist we exsist
15 October 2010
Of course. Everyone has the right to anything that doesn't harm others.
4 November 2010
Yes, but I wish you had called it something other than a church...it should be more of a religious order or assembly. Church connotates a Christian assemblage.
26 November 2010
I'm actually doing a paper on the Star Wars religion for my World Religions class in college. 5 Pages due this friday. Except for what my teacher calls the Sacramental Rites, we've got all of the requirements to BE a religion. We are a dualistic monotheistic religion with all the rites and rituals of a well established and ancient culture. I'd type more, but I've gotta go to class.
2 December 2010
8 December 2010
of course it has - we are all Force believers as like any other God form
3 January 2011
Yes but you should be more educated in other religions before commenting on as clearly some of you do not understand
10 January 2011
All that which lives today was created from the force. If you chose not to believe such a statement, then that is mearly a choice. May the force be with you, always.
12 January 2011
We have a philosophy that can be interpreted as a religion.
13 January 2011
If and only if we are serious about our faith and are willing to prove that we are not just a million worldwide hoaxers.
9 February 2011
Until us sith destroy you from the inside. We are watching you ;) We can exsist so we shall have the right to.
28 February 2011
Yes. Enough said.
11 June 2011
yes we have the right
10 August 2011
It is as valid as any other religion or cult.
3 February 2012
We are a philosophical group, as are all religions.
9 February 2012
We are a religious entity, regardless of what a tyrannical government says.
11 February 2012
We are all Jedi whether it is a considered a true religion by others or not, but having it count would sure help.
12 March 2012
We should belive what we want.
2 April 2012
It has a structured belief system, leaders, a doctrine, etc.
17 April 2012
Everyone has right to their own religion, even those that aren't written in books.
28 November 2012
Yes it does but it has be done in a realistic manner.
4 July 2013
it has great ideas
22 August 2013
It has a lot of great ideas. People should listen but we cannot force them to believe.
16 October 2013
As much as any other religious entity does
10 March 2014
Registration is a legal formality the Jedi Church is entitled too.
4 May 2014
The Jedi Church, by definition is a religious establishment and thus shall be regardless of anyone's interpretation of rights.
6 December 2014
the true jedi way has aspects of all religions so should have a right to exist like any other religion
1 January 2015
Freedom of Religion applies to all, including the Jedi Church
8 January 2015
The Force exists with or without proof. Therefore, it should be the right of every sentient being to identify as a seeker of the path of the Jedi.
1 January 2016
Any church that has followers and does not violate the law has the right to exist.
2 August 2016
If Buddhism can exist, I don't know why this religion can't
3 January 2018
If scientoligy and violent religions/ cults can then Jediism can
1 May 2018
As long as we don't follow suit.... touching kids or marrying kids....
10 March 2020
I think that Jedi are one and that all humans are one witch means we can all become Jedi if we so wish but still give the option to join or to not join we must
22 March 2020
Reasons for Remain Neutral
as much as any other religion.
Only if the Jedi Church accepts and respects its secluded Jedi members who wish to live in solitude in the outer rim or in a mountain or live an underground life in over populated cities - just like clergy Taoists who revere hermit Taoists.
No es nuestra razon de ser el saber que tenemos o no la verdad, sino el de servir al bien y la verdad.
If other religions exist why can't this one.
Only if the Jedi church face the fact that there is no things like "light-sabers" (yet I'm working on that one) and base the church on the code and not the movies....Only then Will people accept us and out way
what exists and what does not exist is all in the mind do you need others to validate your existence? Train master yourselves and you will be JEDI!
Freedom of religion
Yes and that said, Jedi has nothing to do with the Church. It like all religions is a common means.
Whether we are legally a religion or not shouldn't matter. What is in our hearts and souls is something different, something that no political entity can take from us.
Whether we are recognized is of no consequence. We are here, and that is all that matters.
First and foremost, I am a Jedai. Note the difference in spelling (ancient egyptian) - it is not religion, it is far more than that, it is a way of life, not dogma that chains down a life and spirit. Religion = dogma. If you ever truly want to see the heart of what it is to be a Jedi, I recommend "The Emerald Tablets of Thoth" as important reading.
It is far greater than what one would call religion.
that is grossly up for interpretation, but i believe so
It has the right, but that doesn't mean that it will be recognized as one!
we are jedi but we also belive
It can do whatever it sees fit in vibration to its truth.
you become a jedi once you have trained to attain the use of the force id say we have a long way to go but there will have to be a beginning i think we should be a church of the force not church of the jedi, jedi serve the belief in the force not a church
The order may be interpreted as a religious group or simply as a gathering of like minded individuals
The force is a powerful Allie. Without it we are all lost.
Belief in the force, not the church. But a place to gather where this belief is common should be available. But not the main place to congregate or celebrate
maybe an organisation, not a religion. But I don't really know what is a religion
I mean the Jedi Code is really a philosophy to live by. not really a religion. To be honest how many of you actually believe in one all powerful Force that actually exists?
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