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05 May 2011 01:41 #38555 by Taysia
Hello all! My name is Taysia and I am researching Jediism for a paper I will be writing. I am currently a student at the University of Oklahoma and this paper will fulfill a course requirement for a class that I am taking. Fulfilling this will enable me to graduate next week! =] The paper is due on Monday (5/9/11) so if you all could fill this out for me, I would really appreciate it. I would also like to conduct some interviews for the paper, so if anyone would be interested in discussing Jediism one-on-one with me, please let me know! Thank you so much!


Jediism Survey
1. What is your age?
a. 18 or under
b. 19-30
c. 31-40
d. 41 or older

2. What is your sex?
a. Male
b. Female

3. Amount of education received:
a. Did not graduate High School
b. High School equivalent
c. Undergraduate College education
d. Graduate School education or above

4. How often do you work a week?
a. 0-10 hours
b. 11-20 hours
c. 21-30 hours
d. 31-40 hours
e. 41 hours or more

5. How long have you been a member of the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. 0-2 years
b. 3-5 years
c. 6-9 years
d. 10 years or more

6. Before joining the Temple of the Jedi Order, what religion did you follow?
a. None (Atheist/Agnostic)
b. None (Non-Denominational)
c. Christianity (Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc.)
d. Judaism
e. Islam
f. Hinduism
g. Buddhism
h. Other __________________

7. What drew you to the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. The Star Wars franchise
b. A class or seminar
c. Location
d. Family Church/Religion
e. Other media influence that is not Star Wars related _______________
f. Word of mouth (friend, acquaintance, etc.)

8. Was religion an important part of your upbringing?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Somewhat (did not attend church regularly, the importance wasn’t stressed, etc.)

9. Did your parents influence you towards any sort of religion?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Other ______________________________

10. How often did/do you and your parents attend Church/Temple, etc. of your prior religion?
a. At least once a week or more
b. 1-2 times a month
c. Once a month or less

11. How frequently do you worship now?
a. Daily
b. Weekly
c. Monthly
d. Every now and then (3 times a year or less)
e. Never

12. How important is your religion (Jediism) in your own life today?
a. Very important
b. Somewhat important
c. Not at all important

13. Do you feel that Jediism has given you a more open mind to new ideas, cultures, and beliefs?
a. Yes, very.
b. Yes, a little.
c. No, no change/not at all.

14. How often do you pray or meditate a week?
a. Daily
b. Once or twice a week
c. Once or twice a month
d. Never

15. Do you feel that your religious faith has given meaning to your life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No

16. Has Jediism helped you answer personal questions about the meaning of life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No

17. Has Jediism influenced your political beliefs at all? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
b. No

18. Do you ever feel discriminated against because of your belief in Jediism? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
b. No

19. Is there anything you wish others could know about your religious beliefs? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes

b. No

20. Please use to space provided below regarding any additional information you
would like to give.
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05 May 2011 03:41 #38557 by Jon
Jediism Survey

1. What is your age?
a. 18 or under
b. 19-30
c. 31-40
d. 41 or older

2. What is your sex?
a. Male
b. Female

3. Amount of education received:
a. Did not graduate High School
b. High School equivalent
c. Undergraduate College education
d. Graduate School education or above

4. How often do you work a week?
a. 0-10 hours
b. 11-20 hours
c. 21-30 hours
d. 31-40 hours
e. 41 hours or more

5. How long have you been a member of the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. 0-2 years
b. 3-5 years
c. 6-9 years
d. 10 years or more

6. Before joining the Temple of the Jedi Order, what religion did you follow?
a. None (Atheist/Agnostic)
b. None (Non-Denominational)
c. Christianity (anglican, Catholic)
d. Judaism
e. Islam
f. Hinduism
g. Buddhism
h. Other __________________

7. What drew you to the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. The Star Wars franchise
b. A class or seminar
c. Location
d. Family Church/Religion
e. Other media influence that is not Star Wars related _______________
f. Word of mouth (friend, acquaintance, etc.)
Who I am, what I was looking for and what the Star Wars Saga embodied.

8. Was religion an important part of your upbringing?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Somewhat (did not attend church regularly, the importance wasn’t stressed, etc.)

9. Did your parents influence you towards any sort of religion?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Other ______________________________

10. How often did you and your parents attend Church/Temple, etc. of your prior religion?
a. At least once a week or more
b. 1-2 times a month
c. Once a month or less

11. How frequently do you worship now?
a. Daily
b. Weekly
c. Monthly
d. Every now and then (3 times a year or less)
e. Never

12. How important is your religion (Jediism) in your own life today?
a. Very important
b. Somewhat important
c. Not at all important

13. Do you feel that Jediism has given you a more open mind to new ideas, cultures, and beliefs?
a. Yes, very.
b. Yes, a little.
c. No, no change/not at all.

14. How often do you pray or meditate a week?
a. Daily
b. Once or twice a week
c. Once or twice a month
d. Never

15. Do you feel that your religious faith has given meaning to your life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No

16. Has Jediism helped you answer personal questions about the meaning of life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No

17. Has Jediism influenced your political beliefs at all? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
b. No

18. Do you ever feel discriminated against because of your belief in Jediism? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes, simply because it is not seen as a serious, solid or established faith by the environment.
b. No

19. Is there anything you wish others could know about your religious beliefs? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes. Everything I know, if they are really interested.

b. No

20. Please use to space provided below regarding any additional information you
would like to give.

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05 May 2011 05:02 #38559 by Onokoro
Jediism Survey
1. What is your age?
a. 18 or under
b. 19-30
c. 31-40
d. 41 or older

2. What is your sex?
a. Male
b. Female

3. Amount of education received:
a. Did not graduate High School
b. High School equivalent
c. Undergraduate College education
d. Graduate School education or above

4. How often do you work a week?
a. 0-10 hours
b. 11-20 hours
c. 21-30 hours
d. 31-40 hours
e. 41 hours or more

5. How long have you been a member of the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. 0-2 years
b. 3-5 years
c. 6-9 years
d. 10 years or more

6. Before joining the Temple of the Jedi Order, what religion did you follow?
a. None (Atheist/Agnostic)
b. None (Non-Denominational)
c. Christianity (Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc.)
d. Judaism
e. Islam
f. Hinduism
g. Buddhism
h. Other __________________

7. What drew you to the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. The Star Wars franchise
b. A class or seminar
c. Location
d. Family Church/Religion
e. Other media influence that is not Star Wars related (Youtube video)color]
f. Word of mouth (friend, acquaintance, etc.)

8. Was religion an important part of your upbringing?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Somewhat (did not attend church regularly, the importance wasn’t stressed, etc.)

9. Did your parents influence you towards any sort of religion?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Other ______________________________

10. How often did/do you and your parents attend Church/Temple, etc. of your prior religion?
a. At least once a week or more
b. 1-2 times a month
c. Once a month or less

11. How frequently do you worship now?
a. Daily
b. Weekly
c. Monthly
d. Every now and then (3 times a year or less)
e. Never

12. How important is your religion (Jediism) in your own life today?
a. Very important
b. Somewhat important
c. Not at all important

13. Do you feel that Jediism has given you a more open mind to new ideas, cultures, and beliefs?
a. Yes, very.
b. Yes, a little.
c. No, no change/not at all.

14. How often do you pray or meditate a week?
a. Daily
b. Once or twice a week
c. Once or twice a month
d. Never

15. Do you feel that your religious faith has given meaning to your life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No

16. Has Jediism helped you answer personal questions about the meaning of life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No

17. Has Jediism influenced your political beliefs at all? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes ( I was a leftie beforehand but the understanding that everybody is born equal has influenced my poilitical beliefs.)
b. No

18. Do you ever feel discriminated against because of your belief in Jediism? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
b. No

19. Is there anything you wish others could know about your religious beliefs? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes (The ideas of Jediism are much older than George Lucas)

b. No

20. Please use to space provided below regarding any additional information you
would like to give.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____

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05 May 2011 06:32 - 05 May 2011 06:46 #38561 by ren
Jediism Survey
1. What is your age?
a. 18 or under
b. 19-30
c. 31-40
d. 41 or older

2. What is your sex?
a. Male
b. Female

3. Amount of education received:
a. Did not graduate High School
b. High School equivalent
c. Undergraduate College education
d. Graduate School education or above

4. How often do you work a week?
a. 0-10 hours
b. 11-20 hours
c. 21-30 hours
d. 31-40 hours
e. 41 hours or more

5. How long have you been a member of the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. 0-2 years
b. 3-5 years
c. 6-9 years
d. 10 years or more

6. Before joining the Temple of the Jedi Order, what religion did you follow?
a. None (Atheist/Agnostic)
b. None (Non-Denominational)
c. Christianity (Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc.)
d. Judaism
e. Islam
f. Hinduism
g. Buddhism
h. Other Jediism

7. What drew you to the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. The Star Wars franchise
b. A class or seminar
c. Location
d. Family Church/Religion
e. Other media influence that is not Star Wars related: Other Jediism communities
f. Word of mouth (friend, acquaintance, etc.)

8. Was religion an important part of your upbringing?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Somewhat (did not attend church regularly, the importance wasn’t stressed, etc.)

9. Did your parents influence you towards any sort of religion?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Other ______________________________

10. How often did/do you and your parents attend Church/Temple, etc. of your prior religion?
a. At least once a week or more
b. 1-2 times a month
c. Once a month or less
d. No prior religion

11. How frequently do you worship now?
a. Daily
b. Weekly
c. Monthly
d. Every now and then (3 times a year or less)
e. Never

12. How important is your religion (Jediism) in your own life today?
a. Very important
b. Somewhat important
c. Not at all important

13. Do you feel that Jediism has given you a more open mind to new ideas, cultures, and beliefs?
a. Yes, very.
b. Yes, a little.
c. No, no change/not at all.

14. How often do you pray or meditate a week?
a. Daily
b. Once or twice a week
c. Once or twice a month
d. Never

15. Do you feel that your religious faith has given meaning to your life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No

16. Has Jediism helped you answer personal questions about the meaning of life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No
d. No personal questions about the meaning of life

17. Has Jediism influenced your political beliefs at all? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
b. No

18. Do you ever feel discriminated against because of your belief in Jediism? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
b. No

19. Is there anything you wish others could know about your religious beliefs? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes I'm not a star wars fan/freak/geek and my beliefs do not involve roleplay or toys

b. No

20. Please use to space provided below regarding any additional information you
would like to give.

This survey does not take into account people whose years on the Jedi path are unrelated to their membership here.

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05 May 2011 09:18 #38565 by Akkarin
Jediism Survey
1. What is your age?
a. 18 or under
b. 19-30
c. 31-40
d. 41 or older

2. What is your sex?
a. Male
b. Female

3. Amount of education received:
a. Did not graduate High School
b. High School equivalent
c. Undergraduate College education
d. Graduate School education or above

4. How often do you work a week?
a. 0-10 hours
b. 11-20 hours
c. 21-30 hours
d. 31-40 hours
e. 41 hours or more

5. How long have you been a member of the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. 0-2 years
b. 3-5 years (Including 2 year break)
c. 6-9 years
d. 10 years or more

6. Before joining the Temple of the Jedi Order, what religion did you follow?
a. None (Atheist/Agnostic)
b. None (Non-Denominational)
c. Christianity (Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc.)
d. Judaism
e. Islam
f. Hinduism
g. Buddhism
h. Other __________________

7. What drew you to the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. The Star Wars franchise
b. A class or seminar
c. Location
d. Family Church/Religion
e. Other media influence that is not Star Wars related _______________
f. Word of mouth (friend, acquaintance, etc.)
Thought it would be a joke to research Jediism, ended up becoming a real Jedi instead

8. Was religion an important part of your upbringing?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Somewhat (did not attend church regularly, the importance wasn’t stressed, etc.)

9. Did your parents influence you towards any sort of religion?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Other -- Father steered me away from it

10. How often did/do you and your parents attend Church/Temple, etc. of your prior religion?
a. At least once a week or more
b. 1-2 times a month
c. Once a month or less
N/A

11. How frequently do you worship now?
a. Daily
b. Weekly
c. Monthly
d. Every now and then (3 times a year or less)
e. Never

12. How important is your religion (Jediism) in your own life today?
a. Very important
b. Somewhat important
c. Not at all important

13. Do you feel that Jediism has given you a more open mind to new ideas, cultures, and beliefs?
a. Yes, very.
b. Yes, a little.
c. No, no change/not at all.

14. How often do you pray or meditate a week?
a. Daily
b. Once or twice a week
c. Once or twice a month
d. Never

15. Do you feel that your religious faith has given meaning to your life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No

16. Has Jediism helped you answer personal questions about the meaning of life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No

17. Has Jediism influenced your political beliefs at all? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
b. No

18. Do you ever feel discriminated against because of your belief in Jediism? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes -- People are prejudice based on the name, don't think it is serious
b. No

19. Is there anything you wish others could know about your religious beliefs? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes -- This is not a joke
b. No

20. Please use to space provided below regarding any additional information you
would like to give.
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05 May 2011 09:25 #38566 by Sapadu
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Jediism Survey
1. What is your age?
b. 19-30

2. What is your sex?
b. Female

3. Amount of education received:
c. Undergraduate College education (Not yet graduated)

4. How often do you work a week?
d. 31-40 hours

5. How long have you been a member of the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. 0-2 years

6. Before joining the Temple of the Jedi Order, what religion did you follow?
a. None (Atheist/Agnostic)

7. What drew you to the Temple of the Jedi Order?
e. Other media influence that is not Star Wars related Jack could remember like it was yesterday. She'd been looking for information about the Jedi Order, actually related to the Star Wars saga for a paper, but when she found link that claimed to be a 'Real Life Jedi Order' she'd been curious. She'd clicked the link and originally thought it was a joke site. But then she did some more research. It had been so sincere, she'd reconsidered. And look at her now.

8. Was religion an important part of your upbringing?
c. Somewhat (did not attend church regularly, the importance wasn’t stressed, etc.)

9. Did your parents influence you towards any sort of religion?
c. Other On one hand, her mother and her whole mother's side of the family were Christian. But on the other, her father was a practicing Athiest, and scoffed and sneered at a majority of religions for their supposed stupidity, as well as all the rules that never remained consistent.

10. How often did/do you and your parents attend Church/Temple, etc. of your prior religion?
c. Once a month or less

11. How frequently do you worship now?
Jack paused. Did she mean worship as in attend an official temple or church, of another religion? Or did she mean worship of the Force and work for the Jedi? If it was the first, then e. Never. If it was the second meaning, well, just going through everyday was worship in the Jedi Order, really, so... a. Daily
a. Daily
e. Never

12. How important is your religion (Jediism) in your own life today?
a. Very important

13. Do you feel that Jediism has given you a more open mind to new ideas, cultures, and beliefs?
a. Yes, very.

14. How often do you pray or meditate a week?
b. Once or twice a week

15. Do you feel that your religious faith has given meaning to your life?
b. Neutral

16. Has Jediism helped you answer personal questions about the meaning of life?
c. No

17. Has Jediism influenced your political beliefs at all? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes Okay, maybe Jack wasn't really influence, but she would say so, because there were very few decisions in life that weren't somehow related to the Force: Sacredity of Life, people's freedoms, justice... she'd even go so far as to say budget disputes had a argument that her faith influenced her on, given that the money being fought over could be used for more wholesome purposes, such as education, medical research, or charity.

18. Do you ever feel discriminated against because of your belief in Jediism? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes It was less discrimination, and more like people didn't think Jack was being sincere, because of the Star Wars saga. But she couldn't say she blamed them -- she used to be the same way towards other religions just because of how she percieved their religious texts to be... well... contradictory to evidence.

19. Is there anything you wish others could know about your religious beliefs? If so, please elaborate.
b. No

20. Please use to space provided below regarding any additional information you
would like to give.

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05 May 2011 13:47 #38570 by Karn
Jediism Survey

1. What is your age?
a. 18 or under
b. 19-30
c. 31-40
d. 41 or older

2. What is your sex?
a. Male
b. Female

3. Amount of education received:
a. Did not graduate High School
b. High School equivalent
c. Undergraduate College education
d. Graduate School education or above

4. How often do you work a week?
a. 0-10 hours
b. 11-20 hours
c. 21-30 hours
d. 31-40 hours
e. 41 hours or more

5. How long have you been a member of the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. 0-2 years
b. 3-5 years
c. 6-9 years
d. 10 years or more

6. Before joining the Temple of the Jedi Order, what religion did you follow?
a. None (Atheist/Agnostic)
b. None (Non-Denominational)
c. Christianity (Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc.)
d. Judaism
e. Islam
f. Hinduism
g. Buddhism
h. Other - Pagan

7. What drew you to the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. The Star Wars franchise
b. A class or seminar
c. Location
d. Family Church/Religion
e. Other media influence that is not Star Wars related _Random searching on Internet
f. Word of mouth (friend, acquaintance, etc.)

8. Was religion an important part of your upbringing?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Somewhat (did not attend church regularly, the importance wasn’t stressed, etc.)

9. Did your parents influence you towards any sort of religion?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Other ______________________________

10. How often did/do you and your parents attend Church/Temple, etc. of your prior religion?
a. At least once a week or more
b. 1-2 times a month
c. Once a month or less

11. How frequently do you worship now?
a. Daily
b. Weekly
c. Monthly
d. Every now and then (3 times a year or less)
e. Never
I never attend an official temple or church, of any other religion. I daily worship the Force and perform Jedi work.

12. How important is your religion (Jediism) in your own life today?
a. Very important
b. Somewhat important
c. Not at all important

13. Do you feel that Jediism has given you a more open mind to new ideas, cultures, and beliefs?
a. Yes, very.
b. Yes, a little.
c. No, no change/not at all.

14. How often do you pray or meditate a week?
a. Daily
b. Once or twice a week
c. Once or twice a month
d. Never

15. Do you feel that your religious faith has given meaning to your life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No

16. Has Jediism helped you answer personal questions about the meaning of life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No

17. Has Jediism influenced your political beliefs at all? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
b. No

18. Do you ever feel discriminated against because of your belief in Jediism? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes I do not think Jediism is taken seriously by others and quickly gets related to roleplayers and the like. I often am told, if you changed the name it could be taken more seriously.
b. No

19. Is there anything you wish others could know about your religious beliefs? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes – I recommend looking through Journals and discussions. There is so much to see and learn here that I love to share with others.
b. No

20. Please use to space provided below regarding any additional information you
would like to give.

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05 May 2011 14:00 #38571 by Scorpio90
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jediism Survey
1. What is your age?
a. 18 or under
b. 19-30
c. 31-40
d. 41 or older

2. What is your sex?
a. Male
b. Female

3. Amount of education received:
a. Did not graduate High School
b. High School equivalent
c. Undergraduate College education
d. Graduate School education or above

4. How often do you work a week?
a. 0-10 hours
b. 11-20 hours
c. 21-30 hours
d. 31-40 hours
e. 41 hours or more

5. How long have you been a member of the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. 0-2 years
b. 3-5 years
c. 6-9 years
d. 10 years or more

6. Before joining the Temple of the Jedi Order, what religion did you follow?
a. None (Atheist/Agnostic)
b. None (Non-Denominational)
c. Christianity (Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc.)
d. Judaism
e. Islam
f. Hinduism
g. Buddhism
h. Other
    I followed many different beliefs from many different religions
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7. What drew you to the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. The Star Wars franchise
b. A class or seminar
c. Location
d. Family Church/Religion
e. Other media influence that is not Star Wars related _______________
f. Word of mouth (friend, acquaintance, etc.)

8. Was religion an important part of your upbringing?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Somewhat (did not attend church regularly, the importance wasn’t stressed, etc.)

9. Did your parents influence you towards any sort of religion?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Other ______________________________

10. How often did/do you and your parents attend Church/Temple, etc. of your prior religion?
a. At least once a week or more
b. 1-2 times a month
c. Once a month or less

11. How frequently do you worship now?
a. Daily
b. Weekly
c. Monthly
d. Every now and then (3 times a year or less)
e. Never

12. How important is your religion (Jediism) in your own life today?
a. Very important
b. Somewhat important
c. Not at all important

13. Do you feel that Jediism has given you a more open mind to new ideas, cultures, and beliefs?
a. Yes, very.
b. Yes, a little.
c. No, no change/not at all.

14. How often do you pray or meditate a week?
a. Daily
b. Once or twice a week
c. Once or twice a month
d. Never

15. Do you feel that your religious faith has given meaning to your life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No

16. Has Jediism helped you answer personal questions about the meaning of life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No

17. Has Jediism influenced your political beliefs at all? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
b. No

18. Do you ever feel discriminated against because of your belief in Jediism? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
b. No

19. Is there anything you wish others could know about your religious beliefs? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes

b. No

20. Please use to space provided below regarding any additional information you
would like to give.
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05 May 2011 22:04 #38577 by Jestor
Jediism Survey
1. What is your age?
a. 18 or under
b. 19-30
c. 31-40
d. 41 or older

2. What is your sex?
a. Male
b. Female

3. Amount of education received:
a. Did not graduate High School
b. High School equivalent - plus some trade schools specially geared toward my employment
c. Undergraduate College education
d. Graduate School education or above

4. How often do you work a week?
a. 0-10 hours
b. 11-20 hours
c. 21-30 hours
d. 31-40 hours
e. 41 hours or more

5. How long have you been a member of the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. 0-2 years
b. 3-5 years
c. 6-9 years
d. 10 years or more

6. Before joining the Temple of the Jedi Order, what religion did you follow?
a. None (Atheist/Agnostic)
b. None (Non-Denominational)
c. Christianity (Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc.)
d. Judaism
e. Islam
f. Hinduism
g. Buddhism
h. Other - Live a good life, try to help others... Like Cain, in Kung Fu...

7. What drew you to the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. The Star Wars franchise
b. A class or seminar
c. Location - I am picking this one, cause it is the closest... short story version, I was playing with Google, I typed in Jedi, and \"Jedi Religion\" popped up as a suggestion...
d. Family Church/Religion
e. Other media influence that is not Star Wars related _______________
f. Word of mouth (friend, acquaintance, etc.)

8. Was religion an important part of your upbringing?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Somewhat (did not attend church regularly, the importance wasn’t stressed, etc.)

9. Did your parents influence you towards any sort of religion?
a. Yes, they were Christians, they did try to answer my questions in that way... But, it is all they knew...
b. No
c. Other ______________________________

10. How often did/do you and your parents attend Church/Temple, etc. of your prior religion?
a. At least once a week or more
b. 1-2 times a month, in my teens, and early childhood...
c. Once a month or less

11. How frequently do you worship now?
a. Daily, in my own way... not formally...
b. Weekly
c. Monthly
d. Every now and then (3 times a year or less)
e. Never

12. How important is your religion (Jediism) in your own life today?
a. Very important
b. Somewhat important
c. Not at all important

13. Do you feel that Jediism has given you a more open mind to new ideas, cultures, and beliefs?
a. Yes, very.
b. Yes, a little. It showed me a different way to look at a few things... yes, but my core belief is still there...
c. No, no change/not at all.

14. How often do you pray or meditate a week?
a. Daily
b. Once or twice a week
c. Once or twice a month
d. Never

15. Do you feel that your religious faith has given meaning to your life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No

16. Has Jediism helped you answer personal questions about the meaning of life?
a. Yes
b. Neutral
c. No, but I have obtained a few new perspectives, and opinions... lol...

17. Has Jediism influenced your political beliefs at all? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes
b. No

18. Do you ever feel discriminated against because of your belief in Jediism? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes
b. No, but are you questioning other religions as well, or just us? lol...

19. Is there anything you wish others could know about your religious beliefs? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes, this is real, we are not gamers...
b. No

20. Please use to space provided below regarding any additional information you
would like to give.
Feel free to send me an email if further questions need to be answered...

Sith ain't Evil...
Jedi ain't Saints....


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Former Apprentices: Knight Learn_To_Know, Knight Edan, Knight Brenna, Knight Madhatter

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05 May 2011 22:08 #38578 by Cynthia
Replied by Cynthia on topic Jediism Survey. Please fill this out.
1. What is your age?
b. 19-30

2. What is your sex?
b. Female

3. Amount of education received:
c. Undergraduate College education

4. How often do you work a week?
c. 21-30 hours

5. How long have you been a member of the Temple of the Jedi Order?
a. 0-2 years

6. Before joining the Temple of the Jedi Order, what religion did you follow?
c. Christianity (Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc.)

7. What drew you to the Temple of the Jedi Order?
e. Other media influence that is not Star Wars related.
- Kind of a combination of two things: As I was watching Star Trek I wished that I could be like a Vulcan. The abilities to control emotion and be logical was very appealing to me. I looked around online and found ways to do this. And one day after a religious group rang came around the neighborhood, I thought it would be funny to tell them that I was a Jedi. So to really play it up I looked into it to seem believable. And here I found out that Jediism is a real religion and was actually what I had been looking for all along and matched what I felt inside. (Note, I don’t try to mess with the religious groups anymore, now I tell them for real my beliefs.)

8. Was religion an important part of your upbringing?
c. Somewhat (did not attend church regularly, the importance wasn’t stressed, etc.)

9. Did your parents influence you towards any sort of religion?
c. Other
-We were told about God but didn’t attend church until I was about 9. And even then, it was an option for us. Religion wasn’t forced on us, we were given the choice of what we wanted to believe and whether or not we wanted to participate in worship or church activities.

10. How often did/do you and your parents attend Church/Temple, etc. of your prior religion?
c. Once a month or less
-Note that this varied through time. From 9-12 I went fairly regularly, probably 2-3 times a month. In my early teens this shortened to about once a month. Later teens it was like now, rare.

11. How frequently do you worship now?
d. Every now and then (3 times a year or less)

12. How important is your religion (Jediism) in your own life today?
a. Very important

13. Do you feel that Jediism has given you a more open mind to new ideas, cultures, and beliefs?
b. Yes, a little.

14. How often do you pray or meditate a week?
b. Once or twice a week



15. Do you feel that your religious faith has given meaning to your life?
c. No

16. Has Jediism helped you answer personal questions about the meaning of life?
b. Neutral

17. Has Jediism influenced your political beliefs at all? If so, please elaborate.
b. No

18. Do you ever feel discriminated against because of your belief in Jediism? If so, please elaborate.
b. No
-I’ve had some people be a little puzzled by it, but I haven’t had anything done against me due to my beliefs. Maybe one or two that were a little shocked, but again there was nothing harmful said to me or done to me for it.

19. Is there anything you wish others could know about your religious beliefs? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes
-I would like people to realize that Jediism is a real religion. It can be co-practiced so to speak with other religions. We aren’t in this for role play, games, or because of sci-fi fanaticism. Some of us may be big fans of it, but that isn’t the reason why we are here. We are here because this is the way we feel we should be, the way we should live our lives.

20. Please use to space provided below regarding any additional information you would like to give.
-If you would like to interview me, please feel free to send me a PM about it.

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