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Jedi religion founder accuses Tesco of discrimination over rules on hoods

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posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:07 PM
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originally posted by: AfterInfinity

originally posted by: abe froman
Jedism is just as real as Scientology.


Or Dudeism.

Not cool man,I have a beverage here...




posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: n00bUK

Yes but a Jedi does not have to cover his head all the time. The hood is optional.


Now his lightsaber? Well that would be a entirely different matter!



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:13 PM
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originally posted by: abe froman

originally posted by: AfterInfinity

originally posted by: abe froman
Jedism is just as real as Scientology.


Or Dudeism.

Not cool man,I have a beverage here...


I hope it's a white russian.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: n00bUK



He has a case as strong as any other religion that is allowed to wear something that covers their heads. Why would one be favoured more than the other(?)


That was really the point I was trying to make in this thread. Who gets to determine that one religion is real but another is invalid?

500,000 followers sounds real to me.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:15 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: AfterInfinity
Why didn't the dude just force choke them into submission? Or maybe a little "this is the spiritual accommodation you will grant us..." *finger wave*

Just sayin'. It would have appeared a lot more legitimate. Not to mention if your kid works there and happens to be named Luke.



A true follower of the jedi would never use a force choke. That is of the dark side


Have you never heard of Dark Jedis? I find your lack of research disturbing...



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:17 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: peck420


Jediism has no actual rules on attire.



Nope

Though depending of if your following the old doctrine or Luke Skywalker doctrine you cant ever get laid.


I can think of a number of religions that tend to turn a blind eye...maybe it would make Jedism feel more authentic if they bent a few rules.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:19 PM
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Ramen!

Brought to you by the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:19 PM
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These guys have far worse problems than not being able to be giant nerds in stores, namely the involuntary force push ability they have with women.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:20 PM
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originally posted by: AfterInfinity


Have you never heard of Dark Jedis? I find your lack of research disturbing...


Aww but they are a extremist or fallen faction of Jedi and not TRUE Jedi



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:22 PM
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originally posted by: AfterInfinity

originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: peck420


Jediism has no actual rules on attire.



Nope

Though depending of if your following the old doctrine or Luke Skywalker doctrine you cant ever get laid.


I can think of a number of religions that tend to turn a blind eye...maybe it would make Jedism feel more authentic if they bent a few rules.


Well I always wondered why Yoda likes his padwans young
Jedi council= Vatican



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: Bassago
That was really the point I was trying to make in this thread. Who gets to determine that one religion is real but another is invalid?

500,000 followers sounds real to me.


Maybe because Tesco did nothing to invalidate his religion?

For there to have been discrimination, there must be something that was discriminated against. As Jediism has no codified rules pertaining to attire, asking a Jedi to remove a piece of said attire is not discriminatory against them as a Jedi.

Comparing this to discrimination against religions with codified attire requirements is about as apple to oranges as it gets.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:28 PM
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You're right. No light saber. a reply to: peck420



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:30 PM
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originally posted by: peck420

originally posted by: Bassago
That was really the point I was trying to make in this thread. Who gets to determine that one religion is real but another is invalid?

500,000 followers sounds real to me.


Maybe because Tesco did nothing to invalidate his religion?

For there to have been discrimination, there must be something that was discriminated against. As Jediism has no codified rules pertaining to attire, asking a Jedi to remove a piece of said attire is not discriminatory against them as a Jedi.

Comparing this to discrimination against religions with codified attire requirements is about as apple to oranges as it gets.


If it can be done with a strainer-hat, it can be done with just about anything...
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posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: AfterInfinity

If Jediism codifies it, yes, it could be done with just about anything.

The problem is that Mr. Jones, and Jediism haven't.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:34 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: AfterInfinity


Have you never heard of Dark Jedis? I find your lack of research disturbing...


Aww but they are a extremist or fallen faction of Jedi and not TRUE Jedi

Kind of like Protestants. So say the Catholics.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:38 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: AfterInfinity


Have you never heard of Dark Jedis? I find your lack of research disturbing...


Aww but they are a extremist or fallen faction of Jedi and not TRUE Jedi


The same argument might be made about any who call themselves Hindu, or Muslim, or Christian.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI
the same should be said for Scientology both are sci fi religions



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:51 PM
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originally posted by: AfterInfinity

originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: AfterInfinity


Have you never heard of Dark Jedis? I find your lack of research disturbing...


Aww but they are a extremist or fallen faction of Jedi and not TRUE Jedi


The same argument might be made about any who call themselves Hindu, or Muslim, or Christian.

No argument from me! There are extremists in all religions!



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 02:38 PM
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originally posted by: AfterInfinity

Or Dudeism.



Hey I'm a Dudeist!!

This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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I'm waiting for the religion (I think Wicca, paganism, and some forms of Satan worship are closest) to adopt the position that their religion mandates "Do as thou wilt." Therefore any law or action intending to have them do something is an automatic violation of their religious belief and they must be granted an exemption.

No taxes, no speed limits, no sexual restrictions, no laws against theft, burglary, drugs, anything. No one or no thing can get in the way of what they feel like doing or it's religious discrimination.

I will run from it as I would from Hell. In fact, that would be very close to a definition of Hell.



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