Jedi Religious nuts

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  1. chocula78

    chocula78 Satellite Systems Engr TFW2005 Supporter

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    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    I dinna think so, cap'n.

    No wait...

    Mistaken, you are.

    But yeah...freaks. What'cha gonna do?
     
  3. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    They're not anywhere close in terms of fanbase size.
     
  4. Pimpimus Prime

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    I'd probably tell the census people the same thing.
     
  5. mrhillz

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    So,,,, do they actually use the force to make things float and stuff?

    Then again, is this really any different than believing that alien ghosts are trapped in our bodies that have been around for 75,000 years ago?
     
  6. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    Not a chance. Our official convention (Botcon) draws somewhere in the range of 1000 fans on average. Their official convention (Star Wars Celebration) draws 30,000+. That would be 30 times as many people, just at the official convention. And if I'm not mistaken, the Celebrations cost more to attend also. That doesn't even take into account that Star Wars is much better represented at sci-fi cons, meaning a lot of those fans get the perks of meeting actors without even going to the one big show like we have to. It's also worth noting that they were still drawing 30,000 people AFTER the prequels, when Lucas lost an awful lot of Star Wars fans. Had he retained the quality of the films through all six movies they might well have dwarfed even that attendance figure. We're nowhere even remotely close to them in size.

    The rest of your post I sort of agree with, but I just don't really care. If they want to be nerds and claim it as their religion, whatever. They'll outgrow it eventually.
     
  7. Blunticon

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    Time out! Thats kinda over the top. People are People!
     
  8. rattrap007

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    Yeah I would guess them to be 30-40 times out fan base size.

    But we are one of the more sane fanbases. We don't dress up in costumes on a daily basis like Trekkies or Jedis. We debate and argue on the internet, but then all fandoms do.
     
  9. flamepanther

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    Fixed.
     
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    Eh, people should be allowed to believe what they want to believe. This isn't any wackier than every other religion out there.
     
  11. Mike

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    I don't even know what to say to this...

    but I have no doubt, it'll become an official religion
     
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    I disagree. You can claim that every other religion is based on fiction, if that's what you believe, but I know of no other religion based on a Hollywood movie. That fact alone is what makes this so absurd. We know that Jedi are fictitious. We know exactly who made them up, and he's not trying to pretend they're real either.
     
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    Okay TomKat. You officially have competition. Wow. o_O 
     
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    I think the whole point of people saying they are a Jedi is not because its based off a movie, but because the movie Jedi represent an ideal that they would want to aspire to.

    Is that so wrong? If someone said they were a Jedi because they wanted Jedi mind tricks and telekinesis I'd think they were mad. If instead they said they were a Jedi because they want to stick to the Jedi code, fight evil and stuff then I think that'd be no different to any other religion.

    That said, no true Jedi wouldn't have a Force FX lightsaber. and if they did it better not be a red one. Because then I'd have to kill you... *plays Vaders march*
     
  15. Dirge121

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    Pfft, I swore to one of my friends that he was 'spawn of Unicron' just yesterday, I dont feel anymore nerdy!
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    hehe nerds.

    4th biggest eh? no shit.
     
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    Wolfguard Your own personal Jesus.

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    Meh, as long as they don't come knockin' at my door with end of the world (again) pamphlets or try to convert me. Hmmm...the irony that a Transformer fan is against conversion...





    :sly: 
     
  18. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    :lol  it took me a second to get that.

    That reminds me of that Futurama episode with the Star Trek actors...they had the flashback scene saying Star trek became an official religion...

    Preacher: "And Scotty beamed them up, where there was no Tribble at all..."

    Congregation: "All power to the engines..."
     
  19. RandomFerret

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    It's called culture jamming.

    They don't really believe in the Force, they believe in pointing out the foolishness of outdated labels through political satire.

    Well, most of them are probably just having a laugh. And there might be one or two nutters who actually believe it. But still.
     
  20. Predaking

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    If they gave out free F/X Lightsaber as part of initiation I might be interested. ;) 
     

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