The Force is strong with the force: Scottish police say they’re ‘Jedi’
Eight police officers serving with Scotland’s largest force listed their official religion as Jedi in voluntary diversity forms, the BBC reported.
Strathclyde Police said the officers and two of its civilian staff claimed to follow the “faith,” as depicted in Star Wars. The details were obtained in a Freedom of Information request by Jane’s Police Review.
Strathclyde was the only force in the United Kingdom to admit it had Jedi officers.
About 390,000 people listed their religion as Jedi in the 2001 Census for England and Wales. In Scotland the figure was a reported 14,000. The Office for National Statistics did not recognize it as a separate category and incorporated followers of Jedi with the atheists.
Here in the US the gov’t has to basically recognise as a religion anything that people say is their religion so Star Wars fans could form Jedi Churches for tax purposes
Less potentially risky legally, anyone who thinks their religion is none of the gov’t’s damn business might consider putting doen “Jedi” when they get their census form.