Fyxe wrote: I think you are a Jedi Knight if you believe you are!
Interesting. Following that logic: Do you also believe that someone if a doctor if they 'believe' they are, and therefore would you be willing to let them operate on you despite not having any kind of provable qualification?
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Let me ask you this, do you think a man can be a woman or a woman can be a man if they believe they are? This place is a place of tolerance isnt it? do you need a qualification to change sex here as well? not to take this too far but it seems pompus.
What is wrong with believing in being a Jedi Knight?
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Outside of this temple, anyone can use their own measurements personally for themselves. However, to be recognized by the temple formally, a standard measurement created and used by the temple is administered by way of a degree system here. (IP Lessons, Apprenticships, Knighthood studies, Seminary, etc).
Fyxe wrote: He is a Jedi Knight to his family. given that title by them. Does that make him less a Jedi knight than one that is a Jedi Knight?
To be a Knight in our Order there are requirements, that’s all. Any one can do it. I recommend it. Not that big of a deal. Totally worth the time and effort.
No. In terms of formal recognition it means nothing here. They aren't less or more of a TOTJO Knight for being some other sort of Jedi Knight recognized by what ever other authority.
Fyxe wrote: He is a Jedi Knight to his family. given that title by them. Does that make him less a Jedi knight than one that is a Jedi Knight here?
Fyxe wrote: Let me ask you this, do you think a man can be a woman or a woman can be a man if they believe they are? This place is a place of tolerance isnt it? do you need a qualification to change sex here as well? not to take this too far but it seems pompus.
A well made point, but one that I think is not the equivalent of my original remark. Gender Dysphoria is a much discussed, studied and documented occurrence. There is evidence to support the 'man's' claim that they are infact a 'woman' or vice versa. Doubly so if their identification document has been updated to reflect this (though I accept this is not an actual requirement to me believing them to be whatever it is that they purport to be).
This aforementioned evidence is equivalent to having a medical qualification in my 'doctor' analogy.
Fyxe wrote: What is wrong with believing in being a Jedi Knight?
Nothing. I never said there was. I fully believe in Jedi Knights. I know many Jedi knights. I myself aspire to be one upon completion of my Apprenticeship.
But, in this community at least, I don't think 'believing' oneself to be a Jedi Knight actually makes one a Jedi Knight (as recognised by this community) any more than 'believing' oneself to be a doctor makes one a doctor (as recognised by society). Furthermore, IMO, to declare oneself a Jedi Knight in this community without having gone through any sort of demonstrable training does a disservice to those in the community who have dedicated years of service to the temple and the community to achieve that title. Much like declaring yourself a 'doctor' without having done any training is a disservice to those who have studied medicine.
The purpose of titles such as these is to show that an individual has been judged by their peers to have achieved a certain 'standard'. To claim these titles without achieving such a standard is misleading at best and fraudulent at worst.
The uniformed may take for granted the 'doctor' is infact a real doctor and therefore go to them for help and receive the wrong treatment. The uninformed may take for granted that the 'Jed Knight' is infact a real jedi knight (as defined by this order) and enter into an apprenticeship with someone who is not qualified to train them etc.