Sunday, September 20, 2009

Bangor: a call to arms

Tesco has been accused of religious discrimination after the company ordered the founder of a Jedi religion to remove his hood or leave a branch of the supermarket in north Wales.

Daniel Jones, founder of the religion inspired by the Star Wars films, says he was humiliated and victimised for his beliefs following the incident at a Tesco store in Bangor.
Don't you just want to hit some people? No, that's a really bad thought; but still, people who seriously claim to profess the Jedi religion deserve correction. When a mock religion is just a jape to make fun of the churches or to upset the census, then all is well and good; but as soon as the adherents start whining about religious discrimination, you know they are taking themselves too seriously.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is time to persecute these people.


HORansome said...

I have been to that very Tescos (for I have visited Bangor several times).

That's all I wanted to say.

Paul said...

Thank you for sharing.

Giovanni said...

That was a pretty good riposte from the Tesco folks: "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."

Philip said...

That was a pretty good riposte from the Tesco folks.

On the contrary, it was as simplistic and insensitive a piece of casuistic nonsense as the idea that Christians ought to live by the laws of Christ, as though St Paul, the Emperor Constantine, Martin Luther, Rodrigo Borgia and George W Bush had never lived.

Word Verification: turger, the burgerisation of turpitude.

Eric Olthwaite said...

You want to hit some people? Paul, really, think of the children!

keri h said...

Especially, think of the children- they may otherwise grow up & breeeed-