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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 …

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  1. Lith
    Coat

    Does this count as a title

    I think I'll go in to the jobcentre wearing a crash helmet and claiming that the power rangers are my religion.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Flame

      Wrong religion

      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...

      1. Tony S
        Coat

        watch out

        Berserkers often went into battle naked.

        Mine's the one with the copy of "Interesting Times" in the pocket.

  2. Secretgeek

    Apparently...

    ...this wasn't the job he was looking for either.

    Prat.

    1. NightFox

      Better still...

      You are not the job applicant we are looking for.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Stop

    FFS

    Withdrawal of benefits might concentrate the mind of this fuckwit to at least *try* to get a job.

    1. HFoster

      Hear, hear!

      If he actually gave a shit about finding a job, he would've dropped his hood and used the services.

      People like him give those unemployed who do try to find employment a bad name.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Another part

        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).

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      or

      Or maybe the man is ill, or maybe he has a perverted sense of justice that means you shouldn't be allowed to harrass people until they've commited an offence. Who the hell are you to tell people to disrobe?

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      shut it....

      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?

  4. Liam Johnson

    missed the point

    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.

    1. Marvin the Martian
      WTF?

      No, the hoods cannot be taken off.

      I distinctly remember all six Star Wars film long, all the jedi had their faces obscured and were talking from under the hood. Definitely never saw faces of any of them. Fact.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Muslim v Jedi

    Let's see, a Muslim is a follower of a religion founded some 1500+ years ago (and based on an even older religion) whereas a Jedi is a saddo who liked a Hollywood blockbuster.

    Posted anonymously as I can't have them using the force against me!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      And again

      A Muslim is somebody who follows something which somebody made up 1500 years ago.

      A Jedi is somebody who follows something which somebody made up less than 1500 years ago.

      Hmmmm guess it's gonna be tears before bedtime

      1. Danny 14 Silver badge

        aye

        And jediism is no crazier than crap that goes on in the bible.

      2. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
        IT Angle

        Jedis are superior...

        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.

      3. Kevin 43
        Grenade

        And again.

        Jedi'sm has internal splinter groups (pro and anti 'Jar Jar Binks') and rival groups whom they hate rather inexplicably because they are both just as mental as each other ("The Trekkies")

        Sounds like the hallmarks of a valid religion to me.

        1. El
          Unhappy

          Pro Jar Jar?!?

          Man, that's gotta be a _really_ small splinter group... do they hold their meetings in a phone booth?

      4. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Religion in numbers

        Someone tell me what the cut-off line is?

        Religion is about faith in numbers, so numbers = religion.

      5. Robin

        re: And again

        But which is best? There's only one way to find out...

        FIGHT!!

      6. relpy
        FAIL

        Jedism definitely first I think

        No!

        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.

    2. LPF

      @Anonymous Coward Muslim v Jedi #

      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!

      1. Peter Kay

        *commences stirring pot*

        Of course, the three watchable films are : 4,5 and 3...

        (there are good points in ROTJ, but a lot of it is quite poor. 3 is a lot better, provided you imagine that everyone is a moron)

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I think

      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"

    4. Olafthemighty
      Alien

      You fool!

      They already know who you are!

  6. Jason 24
    Thumb Up

    Applauds

    Thank you my man, just what we needed.

  7. Mike Watt
    FAIL

    His argument is flawed

    Jedis often remove their hoods in the films, so if he was a "true jedi" he would have no qualms with removing his. What a tool.

  8. SuperTim

    Jedis are not required to wear a hood.

    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.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    FAIL

    Have you read

    the bootnote for the story that you linked to? NO religions are officially recognised...

    So FAIL icon for el reg, but a big thumbs up for the Knight in question.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Grenade

      ...in which case ...

      Jedi-ism is on teh same footing as Christianity, Islam and Judiasm in the UK ...

      suits me

      1. Tony S
        Joke

        Icon

        Is that the holy hand grenade of Antioch?

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    We are committed to provide a customer service

    "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.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Down

    Recognition

    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.

  12. Jamie Kitson

    Related Story?

    http://failblog.org/2010/03/05/equal-opportunity-fail/

  13. John 118

    What a ...

    nob!

  14. Gordon is not a Moron

    Did the job centre tell security...

    "That's the muppet you are looking for." ??

  15. swaygeo
    Joke

    I wonder how many times...

    ....said letter writer had to delete the words "Dear time-wasting cretin" before they hit print?

  16. Chris Byers

    The dark side?

    I'm not sure about you, but his picture in the Sun makes him look like the Emporer!

    Some finger based lightning bolts could have livened up the afternoon in the Job Center.

  17. Ihre Papiere Bitte!!
    Joke

    Tesco too!

    http://tinyurl.com/l6hgf4

    Apparently Tesco said "Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Luke Skywalker all went hoodless without going to the Dark Side.”

    Looks like Darth Mandelsson is successfully creating an environment hostile to the Jedi...

    1. Kevin Reader
      Dead Vulture

      Did you see the comment on the Metro story...

      Where one of their commentards said: "What can I say.... Sith happens!"

      That's worthy of El Reg - how could we have been scooped.

  18. Jacqui Smith's DVD Collection!
    Thumb Up

    What's all the fuss about?

    He got an apology, he was clearly within his rights, has he been back? Can he now wear his hood in government buildings?

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Go

    I applaud this man

    ... 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 ....

  20. Anonymous Coward
    FAIL

    Jedi is not a recognised religion

    "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.

    1. Rob
      Thumb Up

      At last...

      ... someone who remembers the facts.

      With that, the job centre should have told the waster to eff off as they booted him out. No doubt he'll now claim he can't look for a job cause they won't repect his right to wear a cheap imitation movie prop.

    2. Neil Hoskins
      Boffin

      ...and the politicians?

      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.

  21. Prag Fest
    Thumb Down

    Stick him in the army

    31, unemployed and and a Jedi. He's a real winner.

    1. Citizen Kaned
      FAIL

      maybe...

      he can form a coherant sentence though?

      As someone who was one of the tens of thousands(?) who put that down we did it as a protest over religion in general. at least george lucas didnt claim his made up story was real. unlike the idiots punting their various deluded fantasies.

      1. Anonymous Bastard
        Thumb Down

        "at least george lucas didnt claim his made up story was real."

        That's right, the film started with "Possibly a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..."

  22. Anonymous Coward
    Pirate

    Error in method there is.

    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?

    1. Neil Hoskins
      Megaphone

      We demand...

      ... an FSM icon. We are being discriminated against!

  23. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    fixed

    "Chris Jarvis, 31, is described as a Star Wars fan and member of the International Church of Jediism"

    should read:

    "Chris Jarvis, 31, is described as a Star Wars fan and member of the International Church of being a juvenile prick"

  24. Anonymous Coward
    Grenade

    good on him

    either it's for security, or it's not.

    if it's really for security then religion shouldn't come into it, you want to come in, you show your face.

    in the same way if your religion prevents you from serving alcohol, you don't go into bars, or work at a supermarket checkout, refusing to serve anyone alcohol. If your religion doesn't allow you to show your face, you don't go into places where you have to show your face. If your religion doesn't approve of birth control, you don't get a job as a pharmacist, and refuse to dispense it.

    If you choose to follow a religion, then you choose to accept the restrictions it places on you, don't make everyone else bend to accept them as well.

    1. LaeMing Silver badge

      Um...

      "don't make everyone else bend to accept them as well"

      Isn't that a major point of most religions?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        RE: Um...

        Speaking of points, what's yours?

  25. ElFatbob

    in terms of religion...

    George Lucas is a new-ager and the 'Jedi religion' has just ripped swathes of stuff out of the new age movement, so it's not so new.....

  26. Professor Tinklepants
    FAIL

    FAIL!

    Cue the employers of Southend binning any CV with his name on it the minute it comes through the door.

    What a tit.....

    1. Gene Cash Silver badge
      Pint

      I'd hire him...

      He's got imagination, he's resourceful, he's got balls, and he got results. So he's better than 25% of the people already working around here... I'd buy him a beer too.

      1. Professor Tinklepants
        Joke

        "he's better than 25% of the people already working around here... "

        Better than only 25% of them? Glad you don't do the hiring for my firm!! ;0)

  27. gollux
    Grenade

    Can't wait for it...

    What will be the special claims of the first church of the Avatards?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Go

      Avatards have ...

      ... tails

      1. Steve Roper
        Thumb Up

        I believe

        they will demand the right to carry bows and arrows dipped in a neurotoxin that'll stop your heart in one minute.

  28. Frostbite

    Wondering...

    Makes you wonder why this guy is out of employment.

    Well OK it makes you wonder for about 2 seconds....

  29. Anonymous Coward
    Alien

    A 'religion' based on the ramblings of a SciFi author...

    Stranger things have happened you know...

    Off to purge myself of the thousands of evil aliens that inhabit me, now where's cheque book...

    1. Tom Mason
      FAIL

      Re. A 'religion' based on the ramblings of a SciFi author...

      Just goes to show what an epic failure George Lucas is. I mean, he goes to all this effort to create a pseudo religion for a film that was really just a big advert for a load of toys, and he fails to monetize the biggest asset he has. <facepalm>

    2. Elron Hubward

      Please make cheques payable...

      ...to Charles Arthur Simon Harris (or CASH for short) and leave in brown envelope taped to the bins behind Burger King.

  30. Wilhemina Droodle
    Boffin

    Get Your Kit Off

    It's a well known fact that Jediness may be verified by midichlorian count. I'm quite surprised the Jobcentre is not in possession of the Jedi home test kit--available for a song on Amazon. With the economy in a sorry state and omnipresent chav outbreaks, jedis must be in constant demand. Things could have been sorted no fuss. A recent study published in the Lancet by R. Boyle demonstrates that midichlorian counts are highest in adipose tissue (hence the origin of the term largess; and note that obeisance derives from obese). Therefore, lacking a test kit, they really only needed to have him drop his drawers (or hike his cloak) and measure (in a crude visual estimate kind of way) his rear-attending cottage cheese, and if insufficient, throw him out on it.

  31. pctechxp

    International Church of Jediism

    Makes Scientology and Kabalah sound almost normal

    I did say almost.

    This guy obviously needs mental help.

    1. frank ly
      Thumb Up

      @pctechxp

      Would that be the sort of 'mental help' that comes from other Jedi meditating and sending their strength to him via the medium of The Force?

    2. TimeMaster T
      Megaphone

      Really?

      "This guy obviously needs mental help."

      Does he? Why?

      Maybe anyone who follows a religion needs help.

      Or maybe people who judge others based on their beliefs.

      This guy stood up for his beliefs, when was the last time you did as much?

      My take is everyone is free to believe what they want, and dress in accordance with those beliefs, as long as they respect everyone else's right to choose what beliefs they wish to follow.

      Sikh turbans, burkas, hijabs, yarmulkes, hoods.

      1. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

        You hit the nail on the head

        "Maybe anyone who follows a religion needs help."

      2. Big-nosed Pengie

        Maybe anyone who follows a religion needs help.

        Sounds about right.

    3. Big-nosed Pengie

      Nah.

      Being a fuckwit isn't a recognised psychiatric condition.

      Yet.

      1. John Bailey

        But..

        It seems to be a job requirement for the DWP.

  32. Lee Worthington
    FAIL

    Typical DWP et al!

    Government (local and national & the Quangos) spend a small fortune coming up with reems of policies, proceedures, guidance then cascading it to every member of staff. Then, at the first sign of a 'complaint' they capitulate and issue a grovelling apology to a dimwit, I quote "We are committed to provide a customer service which embraces diversity and respects customers' religion."

    Branch boss Wendy Flowers (a made up name if ever I heard one!) should be sacked and have rotten fruit and veg thrown at her in Ye Olde town centre.

    At least they hit the 10 working day deadline for responding to a complaint.

    What a country!

  33. Simon Millard
    Joke

    Perhaps he should..

    use the force to find a job.

  34. Beelzeebub
    Flame

    @pctechxp

    No, he needs a kick up the fucking arse.

  35. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    Just goes to show...

    ..what you can get away with in the name of "Religion" !!!

    Especially when is especially obviously a made up one... (as opposed to the others that were made up so long ago you get real nutters that BELIEVE)

    oh, I registerd as a Jedi in the census... fantastic, where's my light saber...

    1. Dayjo
      Alien

      Lightsaber...

      Umm dude, you're supposed to build your own..

  36. Deadlock Victim

    blah blah title

    "Regarding burqas and the like, Jarvis protested: 'I was just standing up for my beliefs. Muslims can walk around in whatever religious gear they like, so why can't I?'"

    Because Islam is a real religion.

    1. FozzyBear Silver badge
      Welcome

      @ Because Islam is a real religion

      Wrong, Islam is recognised as a religion by governments across the world. Islam, nor any of the other recognised religions have been able to prove their system of belief, therefore the status of "real" is still pending. Islam, Christianity, Jedism or even the worship of three-toed sloth are all valid forms of belief. Arguing validity based on the age of the religion or that it has over a billion followers only proves a majority of people are easily deceived, or too lazy to draw their own conclusions about their own existance and the world around them

    2. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

      Slippery argument

      "Because Islam is a real religion."

      Is it because:

      a) more people believe in it?

      b) it's been around for longer?

      c) it's organised enough to motivate people to kill lots of other people?

      d) other?

    3. Steve Roper
      FAIL

      "Real" religion, huh?

      So what exactly makes a "real" religion? A million followers? A thousand? Ten? Or have been around for a thousand years? A hundred? Ten? Or - let me see - does a real religion have to have caused at least a million deaths before being called such? I would be very interested to hear what your criteria are as to what constitutes a "real" religion.

      1. Quiller-Nine
        Coat

        Hokey superstitions etc, etc

        "Does a real religion have to have caused at least a million deaths"...

        That's not a real religion, that's a space station.

        Mine=[Subject related paraphernalia] + [Pocket]

    4. Big-nosed Pengie

      Yep

      Like Scientology. Or Christianity.

    5. sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD
      Stop

      Religion

      Why did this happen?

      I choose to believe in a set of ideas, fortunately the society in which I live in is largely compatible with these ideas. Not 100% compatible, mind you, probably not even 80% compatible, but by and large, comfortably compatible. The incompatibilities? You learn to live with them.

      It is said that however, there are some people... some who have a radically different set of ideas, some of which include the idea that they are the people of god, they can go round and kill in this god's name and get away with it and in fact, get a hero's welcome and x number of virgins whatever when they buy the farm this way. These people, claim there religion is founded on peace but history, during time of founding and time and again shows contrariwise.... stick in communes of their own and not integrate and not bother to learn the language. Demand that certain common farm yard animals, typically cartoonised and present in kiddie literature and kindergarten walls be erased. Demand menus of cafeterias be changed. Demand that they be allowed to be shrouded in a hood no matter where they go so long as they purport to have 2 X chromosomes. Allegedly they also insult, verbally abuse and even sometimes attack other peoples not of their own because they dress differently (ie those that do not cover up to the point that you do not know what is actually under all that, man or woman).

      Apparently this alleged group of people are quite vocal and demanding of such changes, in my society, in my country, in my Europe.

      I can understand why Mr. Jedi did what he did, and in fact I am in 2 minds about posting this.

      Firstly, there is a chance this could sow discord.

      But more importantly secondly not talking about it could lead to people in power making rash decisions based on short-sighted 'PC'ness ( "Let's let people in shrouds roam unchecked" for example - a definite major security disaster... or "no kindergarten now will ever have a book featuring a pig in it" a majorly stupid decision of epic proportions... those kind of decisions)....

      One would not bow to the demands of a white-supermacist nazi party. One should definitely not bow to such demands as above.

      Be tolerant, but stand your ground firm.

  37. fredbear5150

    Stop His Dole Money!

    I'm glad that some people find it acceptable to remain in an unemployable state while people like me work had paying taxes and financing their lifestyles!

    Deliberately walking around like a pratt immediately tells me the guy is not serious about getting a job and, even worse, finds it both acceptable and funny to waste the time of Job Centre staff when there are a lot of deserving people out there who are desperate for a job.

    They should stop his benefit....

  38. Anonymous Coward
    FAIL

    You have to be a retard if..

    From The Sun..

    Chris said: "I was just standing up for my beliefs.

    "Muslims can walk around in whatever religious gear they like, so why can't I?"

    In a way he's correct. One fantasy is the perhaps the same as another, but even this retard ought to understand the difference here.

    We used to make fun of Americans for believing everything they saw in movies. Unfortunately we have become even worse. We are willing to deliberately suspend belief in order to be fucking children, because we want Star Wars to be real.

    While some of us might be disinclined to believe in Judo-Christianity or any of its flavours, at least they have in their favour the fact they weren't invented by Hollywood. This moron doesn't even have this to stand on. He's a fucking retard child that wants a toy light sabre and no doubt makes "woosh" noises on his bike because he thinks it's a speeder or an x-wing.

    Why the fuck do we give the time of day to pricks like this? This is why political correctness deserves the contempt its given. I'm a bloody left wing, hippy liberal. But fuck this, put these people on a fucking boat and sink it somewhere far away. Don't allow them to infect our gene pool. Affording invented religions the same respect as real religions is a world gone completely fucking mad.

    We absolutely deserve the Americans if we think this is okay.

    1. Steve Roper
      FAIL

      You are a retard if

      you think there are any religions out there that weren't "invented" at some point or another. So this one is based on a Hollywood movie. Abrahamic religions were based on tent-dwelling goatherds' fireside stories. Why is one any better or worse than the other?

    2. Kevin 43
      Grenade

      Pot & Kettle?

      Retard & Sun reader!

  39. Richard Scratcher

    Employment? Huh! Wages? Huh!, A Jedi craves not these things.

    I can't believe we're still having having to put up with this sort of behaviour in 21st century Britain.

    I thought this sort of thing could only happen a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

  40. sheehanje
    WTF?

    Jedi stirring trouble

    I do not pretend to know all the intricacies of the Jedi religion. Maybe it's quackery, maybe there is something to it... But, I have seen the Star Wars movies to know that at least the way the Jedi behaved in that universe is very unlike this supposed "Jedi" is behaving.

    Jedi normally follow whatever rules and regulations that normal citizens are subject to, and only disobeyed in extreme cases.

    I also don't remember any Jedi in the movies looking for jobs at a job center, and definitely not filing formal complaints against anyone.

    I'm not one to pick on someones beliefs, but somehow I don't feel this person believes anything he says he does and is really only looking to stir trouble and draw attention.. Two traits that are also not very "Jedi-like.'

  41. Triggerfish

    So curious..

    what happens at job interviews I mean do they do suits with hoods?

  42. Davey Bee

    What about *my* religious rights?

    My sacred beliefs include the one that none of my taxes should go to supporting tits like this

  43. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Sheesh

    Did any of the lynch mob look at the Sun article, not the actual article but some of the things above it and the word in caps at the top of the article?

    I'm sure your razor sharp minds can work out what it means.

    He's a rare beast, actually got some paid work out of a visit to the job centre.

  44. ZenCoder
    FAIL

    I doubt the hood is manditory.

    I've seen the movies, read a few of the books. Jedi are not required to have their hoods up at all times.

  45. Dale Morgan

    He's not a jedi

    Jedi show respect and courtesy at all times, they would never attend a meeting with their hood up

    I think this so called knight need to spend a bit more time as a padawan

  46. Sam Calvin

    Hmmm, I feel a disturbance in the force...

    You have much to learn young Jedi.

    Your arrogance will lead you to the dark side. The ripples in the force caused by your actions will continue into the future and make life much more difficult for your fellow Jedi.

    A piece of cloth worn in a certain way does not a Jedi make. You are a Jedi or or you are not a Jedi and your robes are not proof of either.

    Next time, I suggest you put down your damn hood and act like a bloody grown up. Acting like a Jedi will come later.

  47. Anonymous Coward
    Stop

    @Don't allow them to infect our gene pool

    Redundant statement - seriously, when was the last time you saw a "Jedi" with a girlfriend?

    1. deadlockvictim Silver badge

      Jedi aren't allowed girlfriends

      The padowan's master would be very angry if he found out.

  48. Neil Hoskins
    Boffin

    The Point

    At the risk of being boring, I'd just like to explain something for those who still don't get it. With the established anglican church in decline, sooner or later people are going to start asking why they still have so much power (21 bishops in the House the Lords) and it will have to be disestablished. The question is then over whether the UK becomes secular, or adopts some kind of weird system of religious privilege for various different faith systems. That was why they added "religion" to the census to help them decide what would be an "official" religion, and that is why many of us chose to put "Jedi", as an anti-establishment gesture to show what a load of bollocks it all is. This guy is taking it a step further: good luck to him, says I.

  49. lucsan
    Alert

    This is not the job you are looking for...

    Where's your compasion? You kno nothing about this man other than he's a jobseeking jedi with a hood.

    From which we can see:

    a) he's looking for work

    b) his marketing campagn is inspired (taking a sun journo to the JC with him)

    c) he's providing employment for others (said journo + JC employees)

    d) he's cheeper than a criminal (and probably recieving less social)

    e) he's not a satanist or an ewok

    f) he's brave enough to enter the dark temple of Job Centeredness

    I'd give him a job if a) i was an employer b) he passed the stringent psycho-metric and handwriting tests that as an employer i would feel forced to make all my potential employees take.

  50. ShadowDragon8685
    Go

    What a twat. He clearly has much to learn.

    Seriously, that is wholly unsuitable attire for a Jedi.

    Robes or cloaks should be worn with a hood, not a bloody jacket. A hoodie does not either a robe nor a cloak constitute; a hoodie's hood is only acceptable if it is what Top Gear would call "moist" out and one needs to shelter one's head from the moistness of the sky. He needs to get himself either a proper set of robes or a proper cloak.

    And at all times a Jedi should never be afraid to remove his hood and show his face when requested or required to.

    In short: Jedi Fail. He needs to seriously get with the program; a Jedi can wear loose, more practical clothing when it would be called for, but you shouldn't try to shoehorn in a stupid hood when it's uncalled for.

    That said, he deserves props for getting a job and causing a stir about it. And he makes a good point; if other religions requiring face covering get a wash, why not being a Jedi? It would be better if he'd done it in a full robe or cloak outfit, though; simply because there's not enough tossers wearing cloaks and he'd at least have had a decent excuse.

  51. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Grand Moff Tarkin

    Ejected from Sainsbury's

    "We don't serve your kind here.."

  52. The Beer Monster
    Grenade

    Discrimination,,,

    Try being a biker.

  53. Robert Brandon

    re: Real Religion

    Maybe Jediism is not a "real" religion because it was made up in a movie while religions like Christianity, Islam, etc. were created because people heard voices in their head, believing it to be a divine being.

    "If you talk to God, you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic"

    -House, MD

  54. tobyr

    ...hmmm

    these are not the forms you're looking for...

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