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In our modern western society it is difficult to say what truly defines a religion. Some people define religion as the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. I believe that this definition of religion is rather close-minded. I think that a religion should not necessarily have to be concentrated on worship of a superhuman controlling power. Since we live in an open-minded and free society I believe that people should be free to worship in whatever way they like, as long as it does not affect other people in a negative or harmful way. Some people think that classifying religion in such a broad way can lead to making a mockery of religion. This is demonstrated in the article http://bbc.in/ZRK9aT
According to the article, there is a recognizable population of people who are such large Star Wars fans that they have taken it and created a new religion. These religious views began as a joke on a UK census that was sent out in 2001. An alarming 0.7% of people said that they were “Jedi” on the census. At first, people calling themselves Jedi were just atheists making a mockery of religion. But since then, “Jediism’s” popularity has grown and more and more people are choosing to “join the dark side”.
Since the birth of “Jediism” started as a joke, can we really classify it as a religion? Many people would be offended if “Jediism” was truly classified as a religion. Categorizing “jediism” in the same category as faiths such as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam would cause massive uprisings in countries all over the world and could possibly even cause wars and acts of terrorism.