Jedi Knights discovered in Helston and Porthleven

First published in Cornwall

Fourteen Jedi Knights are living in Helston and Porthleven, according to figures from the recent census.

Research by Cornwall councillor Andy Wallis threw up the strange datawhen he looked at the religion of people living in his division of Porthleven and Helston South .

People adhering to the Christian faith were the largest majority, however the results show up some surprises, with more Pagans than Muslims recorded.

The results also highlighted the vast range of religions/beliefs that peopel follow in Cornwall, with 21 Heathens, 63 worshiping at the church of heavy metal, 26 Satanists and a single adherant of the Native American Church.

The top ten religions/faiths/beliefs* in Cornwall and their believers/followers are:

Christian – 318357

Jedi Knight – 2169

Buddhist – 1726

Pagan – 1429

Muslim (Islam) – 855

Hindu – 556

Spiritualist – 532

Mixed Religion – 530

Jewish – 389

Humanist – 224

The next 10 are:

Spiritual 213; Wicca 186; Other religions 147; Sikh 105; Taoist 79; Druid 78; Heavy Metal 63; Rastafarian 49; Pantheism 42; Baha’i 39.

With thanks to Cllr Andrew Wallis.

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5:15pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Wave says...

I watch the Jedi faith with great interest.
It's funding increases as Disney will promote it, and the Christian faith weakens as it slowly separates from the national institution.

Jedi faith is incorrectly named though, as it's about the Force, and you can also be a follower of the Force and not be a Jedi. You can use the Dark side.
It's the mixed elements of the Force,Light and Dark that give it a balanced attraction.
One does not have to be a moral high horse fool in order to have the faith.
I watch the Jedi faith with great interest. It's funding increases as Disney will promote it, and the Christian faith weakens as it slowly separates from the national institution. Jedi faith is incorrectly named though, as it's about the Force, and you can also be a follower of the Force and not be a Jedi. You can use the Dark side. It's the mixed elements of the Force,Light and Dark that give it a balanced attraction. One does not have to be a moral high horse fool in order to have the faith. Wave
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7:27am Sun 10 Feb 13

helztonboy says...

is this really news??
or Cllr Wallis finding another way to get his face/name in the paper.
Is this the best use of his time and our money?

what was missing in the above data was the 200,000+ in Cornwall who either have no religion or who did not state their religion.

Did those who claim to be Jedi state if they were Potentium, Revanchists, Teepo Paladins or Order of the Terrible Glare?
is this really news?? or Cllr Wallis finding another way to get his face/name in the paper. Is this the best use of his time and our money? what was missing in the above data was the 200,000+ in Cornwall who either have no religion or who did not state their religion. Did those who claim to be Jedi state if they were Potentium, Revanchists, Teepo Paladins or Order of the Terrible Glare? helztonboy
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9:46am Sun 10 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

helztonboy wrote:
is this really news??
or Cllr Wallis finding another way to get his face/name in the paper.
Is this the best use of his time and our money?

what was missing in the above data was the 200,000+ in Cornwall who either have no religion or who did not state their religion.

Did those who claim to be Jedi state if they were Potentium, Revanchists, Teepo Paladins or Order of the Terrible Glare?
I suggest that Councillor Andrew Wallis researched this data in his own time and therefore has nothing to do with anyone as to what he does in his private time. I also suggest that It additionally has no relevance whatsoever to the expenditure of public money on this basis.
[quote][p][bold]helztonboy[/bold] wrote: is this really news?? or Cllr Wallis finding another way to get his face/name in the paper. Is this the best use of his time and our money? what was missing in the above data was the 200,000+ in Cornwall who either have no religion or who did not state their religion. Did those who claim to be Jedi state if they were Potentium, Revanchists, Teepo Paladins or Order of the Terrible Glare?[/p][/quote]I suggest that Councillor Andrew Wallis researched this data in his own time and therefore has nothing to do with anyone as to what he does in his private time. I also suggest that It additionally has no relevance whatsoever to the expenditure of public money on this basis. Gill Zella Martin 09
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9:49am Sun 10 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

Incidentally helztonboy I also suggest that Councillor Andrew Wallis does not seek to get his face/name in the paper, I suggest that the Packet references the information from him as opposed to him contacting the Packet.
Incidentally helztonboy I also suggest that Councillor Andrew Wallis does not seek to get his face/name in the paper, I suggest that the Packet references the information from him as opposed to him contacting the Packet. Gill Zella Martin 09
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10:28am Sun 10 Feb 13

molesworth says...

Amusing as all this, does this sort of survey help divide society or help build communities? I believe that religion is responsible for terrible suffering in the world and we shouldn't encourage it. It should be very private and personal and have no place in the 'real' world. Why does this religious belief question exist? Why not ask whether people would be prepared to do some volunteer work or some such thing where the data gathered might lead to something good.
Amusing as all this, does this sort of survey help divide society or help build communities? I believe that religion is responsible for terrible suffering in the world and we shouldn't encourage it. It should be very private and personal and have no place in the 'real' world. Why does this religious belief question exist? Why not ask whether people would be prepared to do some volunteer work or some such thing where the data gathered might lead to something good. molesworth
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11:33am Sun 10 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

I agree religion is the cause of a lot of suffering/wars/fight
ing in the world, however, I believe that if no religions existed, some people would still find things to war/argue/fight over.
They could have a question on a census regarding people's political views, now that would be interesting.
I agree religion is the cause of a lot of suffering/wars/fight ing in the world, however, I believe that if no religions existed, some people would still find things to war/argue/fight over. They could have a question on a census regarding people's political views, now that would be interesting. Gill Zella Martin 09
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