Friday, November 17, 2006

May the (U.N.) Force Be With You

Forget worries about the Notre Dame becoming a mosque, worry about the Archbishop of Canturbury turning into Obi-Wan Kenobi:
Jedi Knights demand Britain's fourth largest 'religion' receives recognition

Yeah, it's not an Onion article, it's legit.
But self-proclaimed Jedis Umada and Yunyun, better known as John Wilkinson and Charlotte Law, have adopted a more conventional approach in their pursuit of recognition – delivering a protest letter.

The unconventional pair are calling for the UN to acknowlegde what has become Britain's fourth largest ‘religion’ with 390,000 followers.
‘Like the UN, the Jedi Knights are peacekeepers and we feel we have the basic right to express our religion through wearing our robes, and to be recognised by the national and international community.

‘We therefore are calling upon the United Nations Association to change November 16 to the UN Interstellar Day of Tolerance, to reflect the religious make-up of our twenty-first century civilisation.

‘Tolerance is about respecting difference where ever it lies, including other galaxies. Please don't exclude us from your important work. May the Force be with you.’

Have a good day (ht Hot Air)

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