Thursday, January 24, 2008

Church of the Jedi

As much as I like Star Wars since it is a major nostalgic memory of my childhood, I don't think I ever liked it enough to think it was real.

Anyway, I've seen this a few times on teh internets lately:
May the Force be with pew: Brothers open Jedi 'church' in Wales
Last updated at 19:21pm on 21st January 2008

A Jedi "church" has been born in a galaxy far far away - North Wales.

The Holyhead chapter of the self-styled Jedi Church, which claims up to 400,000 members worldwide, has sprung up thanks to brothers Barney and Daniel Jones, both Star Wars obsessives.

The "church" is only one of a handful around the planet, said hairdresser Barney, 26, the Anglesey Order Minister, also known as Master Jonba Hehol.
another aricle:
Although the current members are all men, women are not excluded, as Barney Jones points out: "Princess Leia helped them out a lot."

However, any congregation member drawn to the dark side of the Force, embodied in the film by Darth Vader, would be advised they are following the wrong path and could face expulsion.

Barney explained: "Obviously, if someone starts to try and use the good force for greed and power, they are going to bring negative interference into the meetings.

"We cannot have the Force disrupted by negative interference."

You can read the articles here:

May the Force be with pew: Brothers open Jedi 'church' in Wales

Force strong for new Jedi church

Besides, we all know how George Lucas really got his ideas for Star Wars:


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