I used to be concerned that England had turned into a police state. Considering what has become of its people's think, perhaps this is best for everyone.
The new figures reveal that the lightsabre-wielding disciples are only behind Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism in the popularity stakes, excluding non-religious people and people who did not answer.
Following a nationwide campaign, Jedi made it onto the 2001 census, with 390,127 people identifying themselves a decade ago as followers of the fictional Star Wars creed.
Although the number of Jedis has dropped by more than 50 per cent over the past 10 years, they are still the most selected "alternative" faith on the Census, and constitute 0.31% of all people's stated religious affiliation in England and Wales.
Don't bothering with "but America is [insert random negative pseudo-fact here]. We can be adults and look at the pathetic state of England all by itself.
Those lacking the truth (or who can't handle it) will gravitate to whatever feels best, even if they know it is fake. This can be pretending Jedism (is this the proper term?) is acceptable or any nebulous New Age belief which fails to offer any real solution to theological concerns.
The larger point here is the direct influence films have on our philosophy and theology. Films are a means of communication and even seemingly benign works can mislead the weak of mind/spirit.
It is up to you to change the culture
You Are What You See:
Watching Movies Through a Christian Lens