Reasons To Disagree
What is this jedi thing anyway
Sure why not add the nz all black fan club religion as well. Religion is only a set of rules and beliefs fundamentally diffeing fom spiritual world views.
Jedi is as valid a contibution as "blum pickle roger leave the telly alone hmmm I'd like some yoghurt, any of you guys or girls or whatever like yoghurt, I like chocolate dairy food, how about you? I get to eat cupcakes today, yay!" is to this discussion! Silliness as an argument is silly.
I totaly disagree how can a religion be made up by a movie which was based by a book which was written by a person who just wanted to make money of it.
IF (IF!) there is any need for data on religion, people should be free to name their own, whatever it may be. Jedi has the same validity (i.e. none!) as any other, so, if anyone wants to claim to be a jedi - let 'em! However, ones personal beliefs, or lack of them, has damn-all to do with gummint - or statisical analysts.
All religion should be abolished
If people adhere to that faith, they could write it in the comments section
Jedi is not a religion, not even a fictitious one.
Reasons To Agree
Silly question, really
Jedi is the same religion as referred to in all the Star Wars movies, see www.jedichurch.org. In the last NZ census, Jedi was not counted as an allowable answer. Religions such as Wican and Satanism were counted. Jedi was collated as "the answer was understood, but will not counted". It was estimated that more people answered "Jedi" to the religion question, than many other commonly known religions. The inclusion of religions cannot be judged on the basis of fiction, as many religions are fictional. For the purposes of statistics, the Jedi answer should be counted.
People have the right to believe whatever they want and live however they want (obviously as long as its not harmful to others) whether that be through christianity, judaism, or the way of the Jedi. At least its not Satanism.
There can be no invalid answers to a question "What is your religion?" A religion is whatever anybody wants to say is a religion. It would be pointless to print it on the form, but nothing wrong with people who write it in the box for "Other - specify".
If people are putting this answer under 'other' and it is in fact a real religion, then I don't see why not.
All religion comes from books, so why not jedi?
Add in pastafarian too:) Who says what can or can't be constitued as a justifiable belief?
Religion is a personal matter and if enough people represent the Jedi view it should be counted.