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The real church of Jediism

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#31    Frank Merton

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

View PostParanoid Android, on 25 October 2013 - 03:10 PM, said:

Really?.A meme invented in 2005 by a science teacher protesting Intelligent Design seems more believable? At best I think you mean they are equally believable.
I dunno; a god who sends himself to earth to self-sacrifice himself in order to lift an ancient curse strikes me as a tad less believable.  And then there is the god who sends a deluge to destroy all living things because he is upset with one of the species.

I'm sure you get the gist; there are a lot of pretty-hard-to-believe things out there.


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:17 PM

Fair enough, they are equally believable. I was being ironic anyway...


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:49 AM

View PostFrank Merton, on 25 October 2013 - 03:14 PM, said:

I dunno; a god who sends himself to earth to self-sacrifice himself in order to lift an ancient curse strikes me as a tad less believable.  And then there is the god who sends a deluge to destroy all living things because he is upset with one of the species.

I'm sure you get the gist; there are a lot of pretty-hard-to-believe things out there.
Can you explain exactly how it is LESS believable than the FSM? I could understand if you said they were equally unbelievable, but I cannot see why it is less believable. Especially when there is not a single person who actually believes in the FSM (no, simply saying "bless his noodly appendages" does not qualify as actual belief).


View Postaearluin, on 25 October 2013 - 07:17 PM, said:

Fair enough, they are equally believable. I was being ironic anyway...
Fair enough, I can accept that. Personally, considering the fact that millions of people actually believe in the biblical God and no one at all believes in the Flying Spaghetti Monster I would argue that on that basis it makes the biblical God more believable, simply on account that more people believe it.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 07:01 AM

View PostParanoid Android, on 25 October 2013 - 03:10 PM, said:

Really?.A meme invented in 2005 by a science teacher protesting Intelligent Design seems more believable? At best I think you mean they are equally believable.
Is that so? And here was me thinking it was a character off sesame street.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world..

Be cheerful.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:30 PM

I can't believe this.....many many years ago in my youth when filling out an official form, I was hotheaded enough in my youth to be offended by them asking for my religion.....and as a protest I put 'Jedi', when questioned by the sorting office as to my deliberate 'spoiling' of my form, I replied;

"A religion of one is no less valid than a religion of 1 billion"

They had to let it stand, my small victory over authority....and now it actually IS a religion?

lol that is awesome (and no I don't take credit for it lol)

Edited by Heroic Bishop, 03 November 2013 - 12:30 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:19 AM

View PostRyu, on 17 October 2013 - 11:00 PM, said:

Can't do any worse than any other belief system or some silly school of magic.

Whatever floats their boat, at least I won't have any jedi nut jobs coming to my house preaching.
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:15 AM

I also wonder if the Jedi Believers use anything else out of the Star Wars Universe? Do they go on quests to find Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Hayden Chrisitanson, Ewan McGregor, Frank Oz, Sam Jackson and Natalie Portman? Do they put those actors' pictures on the wall? Do they refer to the Jedi Timeline as to the Founding of their Order and the main Characters involved. Are they concerned about the Sith?

It is hard to take seriously something that was invented in a Sci-Fi movie.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:17 AM

I don't think anyone has wanted to find Hayden Christanson since the early 2000's

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:46 AM

Honestly, if we are heading down the road of make religions of sci-fi concepts - I'd rather be beamed up by Scotty.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 05:57 AM

View PostlibstaK, on 05 November 2013 - 02:46 AM, said:

Honestly, if we are heading down the road of make religions of sci-fi concepts - I'd rather be beamed up by Scotty.
I'd rather be a follower of the Vorlons. (Babylon 5)

Here at Intel we make processors on 12 inch wafers. And, the individual processors on the wafers are called die. And, I am employed to check these die. That is why I am the DieChecker.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:28 PM

View PostDieChecker, on 05 November 2013 - 05:57 AM, said:

I'd rather be a follower of the Vorlons. (Babylon 5)
Or maybe Whovians (Doctor Who). Who rush over to help everyone and anyone anywhere at any time, regardless of danger... But in a most intellegent manner. Whovians also don't believe in killing, while Jedi practice melee combat as part of their devotions.

Here at Intel we make processors on 12 inch wafers. And, the individual processors on the wafers are called die. And, I am employed to check these die. That is why I am the DieChecker.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:08 AM

Where do I sign up.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 07:40 PM

From memory this started due to a census form in the 90's not having a tick box for 'no religion'. And proves 175,000 people out of 70-odd million in the UK have a healthy sense of humour...


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:33 PM

I'll wait until the Temple of the Sith opens.


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 07:26 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 05 November 2013 - 05:57 AM, said:

I'd rather be a follower of the Vorlons. (Babylon 5)

Order and Obedience, eh?

Despite all the sneakiness and terrible things they did, I favor the Shadows philosophy.





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