Tuesday, November 21, 2006

With Or Without Light Sabres

Last week, two self-proclaimed Jedi Knights appealed to the United Nations to recognize their faith as an official religion and accordingly rename the International Day for Tolerance to Interstellar Day of Tolerance.

The petition from Britons John Wilkinson and Charlotte Law, who call themselves Umada and Yunyun, comes after a 2001 British census recorded 400,000 people who "practice" the Jedi faith.


Not that the United Nations proved anymore supportive in response to the Jedis' proposal. "The UN is not in the business of certifying religions," said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric. "With or without light sabers."

Ha ha. That was funny. I'm not one to denigrate religious groups or a religion, but that last line made me laugh.

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