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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 11:06 PM
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Spiritual Britain worships over 170 different faiths
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/12/13/nfaith13.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/12/13/ixhome.html

Britons follow more than 170 different faiths or belief systems, according to newly-published official figures which suggest that spirituality is thriving.

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The headline findings released last year showed that the overwhelming majority in England and Wales 71.1 per cent still regards itself as Christian, with Muslims making up the second largest religious group.

A number of students, encouraged by a tongue-in-cheek internet campaign, also registered themselves as Jedi Knights, after the fictional characters in the Star Wars films.

But the complete figures, which have now been published on the Office of National Statistics's website, show that spiritualism and paganism is thriving, and that beliefs range from vodun (voodoo) to the Native American Church, whose worship is based around the peyote, a hallucinogenic cactus.


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Guarionex Donating Member (371 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 11:10 PM
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1. hahahaha
390,127 JEDI KNIGHTS! YEAH!

And one Satanist at least...in the Navy
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GOPBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 11:50 AM
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2. That's pretty cool. This country actually is very diversified, too, but
the Christian right wingers hate that so they're turning it into a theocracy.
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