I'm unsure as to whether this one has been posted before or not, but here goes... Since the Star Wars films were originally released, it seems that an increasing number of people are claiming to be followers of the 'Jedi' religion. I live in England and although I'm a bit unsure of exact details, you apparently need a minimum of 10,000 members to have a belief system categorised as a religion. According to news articles, etc, this number has been exceeded by individuals subscribing to the Jedi faith in a number of different countries around the world. However, it is still not classed as a religion. The 'Jedi' faith described in the Star Wars films appears to borrow a lot from traditional faiths, particularly Taoism and Chrisitianity (that I'm aware of). I would like to know if people feel that the Jedi belief system could be considered a legitimate religion (despite lacking in any formal texts, etc). I have not yet formed an opinion myself and I am interested in anyone elses input on this topic. Also, I am quite certain that there a great number of younger people who like to call themselves Jedi, purely for the novelty factor/kudos. I'm not sure it is fair to say that this accounts for everyone who claims to be of the Jedi persuasion.