Jedi no more

ImageI’m just in the process of joining Triathlon England, for the first time, and the website asks about religion. I was disappointed to see that Jedi Knight was no longer an option. Back in 2001, the kids, Wendy and I were delighted to write-in Jedi Knight on our UK Census forms, we were five of some 390,000 who did that year and being a Jedi Knight by religion surpassed  SikhismJudaism, and Buddhism making it the 4th largest religion in the UK.

Using Doc’s Delorean, I find myself in 2012, still wishing to point to what should be the irrelevance of my private beliefs in public, by answering Jedi whenever this question is asked. Sadly, it wasn’t an option fopr Triathlon England membership, I just had to chose “Other”. There is a serious point here, what the heck do my personal beliefs, which are in many religions strictly between me and my god, have to do with anything?

Wikipedia as always provides a great write-up on this whole phenomenom, goodnight, thank you, and may your god go with you.

Author: Mark Cathcart

Formerly an Executive Director of Systems Engineering and a Senior Distinguished Engineer at Dell. Prior to that, an IBM Distinguished Engineer working for the Systems Group in NY and Austin. I’m currently “retired until further notice”.

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