Wednesday, March 17, 2010

When you think something is silly.. look in the mirror

When I see a headline on a "news" site that says "Self-described Jedi alleges discrimination", I can't help but follow the link.

What followed was hardly surprising and, most would say, rather silly.  Someone who "subscribes" to the "Jedi Faith" feels that it is his right to wear his hood at a Southend (England) "Jobcentre" as it is part of his "religion".

Yes, I know, that's stupid to believe in a faith created on a made up story (Star Wars).  It is almost as wacky as following Scientology (after all, that was made up by a science fiction writer too).  It isn't near as wacky as believing in Christianity, however; that was made up by people who couldn't even write a coherent story. 

It is true that other people have crazy beliefs but if you follow any of the sky-fairy believing religions, they think the same about your beliefs.

After all, "We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further" - Richard Dawkins.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does that mean I can dress up in my pirate's outfit everyday at work and not just at Halloween?

It might stop global warming if we all come out at once!