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I think I'll go in to the jobcentre wearing a crash helmet and claiming that the power rangers are my religion.
A Southend Jedi Knight who refused to dehood in his local Jobcentre was escorted from the premises by security stormtroopers, the Sun reports. Chris Jarvis, 31, is described as a Star Wars fan and member of the International Church of Jediism. Said church's intergalactic hoodie uniform is at odds with the strict doctrine of …
Surely the whole point of a Jedi hood is so you can slip it down at appropriately impressive moment.
A true Jedi would have dropped his hood just as the Stormtroopers were about to eject him, thus nullifying their plan, then with suitably theatrical hand movements, forced them aside and gone about his business.
Must have been a newbie.
If he is saying he MUST wear it then he hasnt see the films. Anakin and Obiwan rarely wear their hoods and NEVER when they are in the Jobcentre (prove me wrong!).
Besides, if he was a true Jedi, he would have a lightsaber that worked and a Master to tell him how to balance rocks and stuff. Also, Jedis are a peacable people who dont cause trouble unless they are in a cantina in mos eisley....and i blame the band!
Seems to me he thinks the boys at the jobcentre have a sense of humour. They dont, not even a dark one.
A Jedi is somebody who is supposed to possess actual leet powers with influence on real world (he also has to be good with at least a katana of course). Absence of leet powers indicates a Jedi neophyte or acolyte who still needs training to accede to the lower rungs of Jedihood. Thus you can actually test for Jedihoodness, in other words, Jedi claims are falsifiable.
"Official" Abrahamic religions just demand faith in the existence of an arbitrary Superoverlord and make shit up about divine intervention or miracles that may occur from time to time (not to mention arbitrary interpretation of the scripture and if need be retconning the scripture to accomodate current dogma). Evidently inferior.
You don't need a JobCentre to look for work, I never got any help from them...
You need to go to a JobCentre so they can check you are looking (and help if required).
Where does it say he wasn't looking for work?
Where does it say he was going there to get help looking for work?
I worked for 10 years straight, and was out for some months (now im not, luckily). The instant stigma people get is crazy - people making comments like yours give the unemployed a bad name ;) (that is only a bit of a job).
Jedism was definitely founded Long Ago In a Galaxy Far Far Away.
Since Galaxy's tend to be upwards of 200,000 lightyears away, and the relevent one would presumably further away than average, I think we can safely assume that Jedism predates Islam by a significant period.
So what if it was founded 1500 years, it has about as much basis in fact as the jedi religon. Prove the existance of any god whatsoever and you will have a point , otherwise keep quite dip stick!
At least with the jedi you get 3 watchable films out of it, and you dont go around beheading non believers!
Wrong religion. Too harmless...
Check if you have any viking ancestry so you can claim belief in Valhalla. Than declare your self a berserk and carry a battle axe and chain mail. There is apparently a badly phrased blah, blah in the relevant act and statutes that allow weapons to be carried in a religious context.
Prepare lawsuits against anyone objecting. Fun ahoy...
I think a better point in the Muslim v Jedi is,
Nobody has gone to war in the real world over who is or isn't a true jedi.
I'm pretty sure a fuck tonne of wars have been fought over who is/isn't a true christian/jew/muslim/hindu/etc
And all of it is about giving humans a sense of purpose in another wise pointless existence, "what do you mean I just die? What the hell is the point in working if I'm just going to die? No there must be something better afterwards if I behave! And something far worse for people who don't behave. Excellent"
Nothing here suggests he wasn't trying to look for a job?
Maybe if the people inside actually tried to help the people outside rather than trying to eject them... then maybe they wouldn't waste so much money.
BTW. Ever seen a sign outside? Apparently you cannot do anything, not even talk on a phone... but this only applies to YOU the unwashed heathen... security guards and staff can talk and eat all day long, no fuss there.
Oh, and try cycling to a job centre, being ejected, being told you can reschedule, being accused of not turning up, being told you can reschedule, being accused of not turning up (yes twice), being told that you shouldn't have been ejected... going next time and being ejected again...
(yes this happened, luckily it was only a few months after a straight 10 years of employment so im glad im no longer there). Maybe I was one of these that couldn't be bothered look for work too?
"We are committed to provide a customer service..."
Has the job centres remit changed? Granted it has been 8 years since I had to (very) briefly sign on, but back then their job appeared to involve making those who actually wanted to work feel like idiots while ignoring the people stood at the doorway talking about where they were going to get their next hit from once their JSA was in their accounts (I kid you not!). And don't get me started on extenuating circumstances!!
Agree with what my freind said - the people that work there seem to be the ones that would have no hope of work anywhere else.
An amusing story it may have been in the 2001 census, but that's not how you grant a religious recognition. All the trick in the census did was to grant it a code in the results, i.e. it doesn't appear as "other". It started out as a protest against the question even being asked in the census, but seems to have changed. I look forward to being bored by it in 2011.
... if the government want to go running around, pandering to any minority, and trying not to offend anybody, then hat's (or hoods) off to anyone choosing to play them at their own game.
It's related to that story a while back, where peoples personal beliefs (in that case IIRC it was "climate change") are now treated as gospel, and you can't criticise them ....
"Jediism was officially "recognised" as a religion back in 2001."
Erm no it was not, there was an online hoax campaign that claimed if enough people write jedi on the form it would be recognized as a religion. Enough people clicked to make it interesting enough for the General Registrar to publish the numbers, but he made it clear that it was not a recognized religion, nor had there been any chance it would have become one.
It's nothing to do with the registrar. It was a sneaky way for Tony Blair to start trying to replace the declining established church with a hotch-potch of other superstitions. Some of us are trying to get rid of the bishops in the House of Lords, not replace them with immams and gurus.
Where as there is no such hood doctrine enshrined within the Jedi way of life (Its not even a religion in the films) there is a religion dedicated to dereligification. I feel he should convert to pastafarianism and return dressed as a pirate.
All hail his noodly appendages.
WTF no FSM icon?
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