Coffee With Kenobi: Force and Faith: Can Jedi Be A Religion?

It may seem like a ridiculous question to ask, but the research James Worthington over at Coffee With Kenobi has done may cast it in a different light. Can Jedi be a religion?

How do you identify yourself? When you meet someone new, what facets of your life do you mention first as an introduction? For some, it is relationships, children, employment, favorite Star Wars movie, hat size. Whatever. One thing we are always shy to ask about is someone’s religious background and preference. I think this is a newer phenomenon, actually. Nevertheless, in the new millennium, crazy answers to all of these questions are offered. Quite often, we get stories about people listing Jedi as the religion of choice on some form or another.