I noticed this article for a few days but only just now got around to reading the comments.
The story itself is funny but the comments make it even funnier. There was a man who is a part of the Jedi "religion" who got kicked out of a tesco supermarket for refusing to remove his Jedi robe hood.
To start off with the official response is very funny:'He hasn't been banned. Jedis are very welcome to shop in our stores although we would ask them to remove their hoods.
'Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Luke Skywalker all appeared hoodless without ever going over to the Dark Side and we are only aware of the Emperor as one who never removed his hood.
'If Jedi walk around our stores with their hoods on, they'll miss lots of special offers.'
Funny thing is they are absolutely right! Most Jedi wore hoods for maybe under a combined time of half an hour out of the whole 6 movies. Luke wore his for all of two minutes practically.
These comments also amused me\made me laugh:"Taking legal action against a chainstore for being "emotionally humiliated" does not sound like the Jedi way.
Aren't they supposed to control their emotions or be led down the path or the darkside?"
"Fluffernutter, biscuits... a Jedi craves not these things."
"How about Stormtroopers? Can they wear their suits into the grocery store? The helmets have eye amplicication stuff built in, so they won't miss any of the sales. Plus, they can communicate with each other, via their helmet comlinks, so they can alert fellow troopers to the awesome sales!"
Anyway at the end someone said, "humerously according to one source he wasn't wearing jedi robes but just a hoodie. If that's the case He may as well have lit up a joint and claimed to be a rastafarian, just sad really." I agree.
I also don't think I'll ever like anything enough to want to make it my religion. Especially not some fictional property such as Star Wars. Even if I did the prequels would be enough for me to lose my faith.
Someone else did make a good point though saying what if it was some other established religion that has funky head gear. But with only five years under the belt the "Jedi Religion" is basically a cult at this point if anything. I myself don't begrudge them doing what they want to do. But it needs to be tempered with reason in my opinion. OH and check the source material...