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    Exclamation Snopes ain't always right!!!

    BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Jedi 'religion' grows in Australia

    snopes.com: Jedi Religion in Australia

    Who are you going to believe??? Snopes or the BBC???

    This is just one of the many errors Snopes has put out there as truth.

    Fact checking just got more fun!!!
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    Talking Funny as all get out!!!

    Jokes and Humor - Pranks:Jedi Religion on Census Forms Sites
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    "Some 20,000 Canadians Worship at the Altar of Yoda"
    http://www.canada.com/search/story.a...b-087d8f38cf6f
    "'An astonishing 20,000 Canadians declared themselves to be followers of the religion of Jedi, the guardians of peace and justice in the Star Wars flicks, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday in the latest, and final, data to come from the 2001 census.' [The Canadian Press] (May 13, 2003)
    Telegraph: Jedi Knights force way into census religion list
    http://www.portal.telegraph.co.uk/ne...11/ixhome.html
    "Jedi Knights, the galactic order of warriors from the Star Wars films, were celebrating a small victory last night in their campaign to be recognised as an official religion. (October 12, 2001)
    icSouthlondon: Jedi census reports not true
    icNetwork - Local and regional news, sport, entertainment and classifieds across the UK
    "The Office for National Statistics is denying reports that people will be able to tick 'Jedi' as their religion on the next census form. (October 11, 2001)
    Plastic: Reality Imitates Art -- 'Jedi Knights' Now Almost-Official Religion in the UK
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    "Jedi Knight' is on the list of religions for the 2001 UK census. Apparently, sufficient numbers of people wrote it on their census forms that a code for the 'faith' (896) has been allocated for the census processing team to use. (October 11, 2001)
    Savannah Now: Britons check off Jedi Knight when asked their religion on census form
    savannahnow.com | Savannah Morning News
    "When asked their religious affiliation on the 2001 census forms, many Britons are writing in 'Jedi Knight,' government officials said Wednesday. (October 11, 2001)
    Register: Jedi Knights achieve official recognition as a religion
    Jedi Knights achieve official recognition as a religion ? The Register
    "Jedi Knights have gained official recognition as a religion in the UK Census 2001. By Kieren McCarthy. (October 9, 2001)
    Wired: Jedis Stand for the Census Count
    "http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,44141,00.html"
    "To the frustration of the census managers in New Zealand, England, Wales and Australia, an e-mail saturating inboxes for the past couple of months just refuses to go away. By Kim Griggs. (May 31, 2001)
    Register: UK Jedi get green light
    UK Jedi get green light ? The Register
    "The census form itself confirms that entering a frivolous faith therein will not result in an appearance before the courts. By Lester Haines. (April 23, 2001)
    CNet: E-mail stunt empowers Jedi fans
    E-mail stunt empowers Jedi fans - CNET News
    "Star Wars fans in the United Kingdom are stung by an e-mail suggesting that the forthcoming UK Census would recognize Jedi as a religion if enough people put it on the form. (April 17, 2001)
    ZDNet: Star Wars fans stung by Jedi email
    "http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2085669,00.html"
    "Despite proving that the Internet is a genuinely unifying 'force', email stunt will not work. By Will Knight. (April 17, 2001)
    About.com Urban Legends: Star Wars Religion Doesn't Make Census
    Star Wars Religion Doesn't Make Census
    "Will filling in 'Jedi' as your religion on census forms cause the government to recognize it as a legitimate faith? A three part series of articles by David Emery. (April 16, 2001)
    Sunday Times: Jedi knights put their faith in the census
    http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/p...enws03016.html
    "As the Office for National Statistics prepares to carry out its 10-yearly survey of the population, fans of the Jedi knights of Star Wars fame are hoping to use the census to win formal recognition of their faith. By Edin Hamzic. (April 15, 2001)
    Australian IT: Email urges vote 'Jedi' in census
    "http://australianit.news.com.au/common/storyPage/0,3811,1887212%5e442,00.html"
    "Star Wars fans have mounted an email campaign to encourage people to nominate 'Jedi' as their religion in the upcoming census on August 7. By Caitlin Fitzsimmons. (April 11, 2001)
    Register: May the false declaration be with you
    May the false declaration be with you ? The Register
    "On Sunday 29 April would-be Jedi Knights have a rare opportunity to achieve official recognition for their 'religion'. By Lester Haines. (April 10, 2001)
    The Age: Warning on Jedi email campaign
    http://www.theage.com.au/frontpage/2...XV9CYD5LC.html
    "Thousands of Australians could face big fines if they participate in an email campaign to describe themselves as Jedi Knights on the upcoming official Australian Bureau of Statistics census. (April 5, 2001)

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    Festus the Snopes link deals with the Census and the Jedi faith becoming an official religion not that any particular population says it follows the "Jedi" faith. I hope this was a joke. Also, if you read towards the bottom of the Snopes page it does talk about a number being assigned to the "Jedi" faith and why.

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    I have found Snoops to be politically biased, yes they are Liberals.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon View Post
    I have found Snoops to be politically biased, yes they are Liberals.....
    I agree, I've seen that on a few occasions.
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