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Combat Barbie
24-05-2004, 09:04 AM
Dont know if anyone has done this one before but follow the link.

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;sessionid=E5RIED01FRLMNQFIQMFCM54AVCBQY JVC?xml=/news/2004/05/23/nhunt23.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/05/23/ixhome.html&secureRefresh=true&_requestid=62463

marcusj
24-05-2004, 09:34 AM
Excellent - I shall renounce the Jedi immediately. Long live the Free Church of Country Sports. Anybody got a phone number / email address for the high priest?

max headroom
24-05-2004, 09:56 AM
i might be forced to give up atheism.:D

Dirty-Harry
24-05-2004, 10:11 AM
"Although the group expects opponents of hunting to view its church with scepticism, Mr Gardner, the publisher of The Countryman's Weekly, who lives in Tavistock, Devon, insisted that it was genuine.

Need I say more?

Actaeon
24-05-2004, 10:32 AM
This did make me laugh today - it's just crazy enough to work as well!

Would that mean that members of the church wouldn't need to wear crash helmets whilst riding their motorbikes - they could wear a camo baseball cap instead on the grounds of religion :D

marcusj
24-05-2004, 10:37 AM
Try this email address:

cmansweekly@aol.com.

Also: (01822) 855281



And make it for the attention of Mr Gardner

si72
24-05-2004, 12:18 PM
in the last census here it was found that jedi was the fourth largest religion in new zealand .

may the farce be with you
si

RepkaX
24-05-2004, 01:50 PM
I found that Jedi thing that went round in the media at the last UK (and by the looks of it, other places) census quite interesting, due to some of the contrasting philosophical points it raises...

I think the original concept was as a sort of protest against having to hand over personal information, people being treated as numbers etc.

However, to me the decision to use the "Jedi" (a fictitious religion representing a multi-billion dollar brand, ie. lucasarts) was the most interesting thing. It seems like all everyone who participated did was swap their role as passive, sheep-like subjects of government for the role of passive, sheep-like, brand-worshipping consumers via the middleman of media puppet master-like sensationalism.

You exist to purchase commodies.

hillbill
24-05-2004, 10:13 PM
If this became reality then it would totally screw up the govenments aim of banning shooting we and our sport would be untouchable

:D