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Australia asks residents to stop registering as 'Jedi' in census

More than 64,000 registered as Jedis in 2011

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According to UPI, the Atheist Foundation of Australia is asking residents not to register as "Jedi" in the next census because it makes Australia look more religious that it actually is.

 

The foundation shared a Facebook post with cartoons of "Star Wars" characters and explained that by writing in "Jedi" or other "joke religions," it makes the country seem more religious. In the 2011 census, 64,390 residents registered as Jedis, which ultimately led to a misrepresentation of atheists.

 

"If old religious men in robes don't represent you...don't mark yourself as 'Jedi,'" read the post.