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06 May 2011 08:25 #38591 by Illrian
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Jediism Survey
1. What is your age?
b. 19-30

2. What is your sex?
a. Male

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

4. How often do you work a week?
a. 0-10 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

Was seeking more answers then I was really being given, as I knew there was more out there than what I already knew. I was curious, and so I began doing my research. I did know about the Jedi Religion, and so looked into it.. but it wasn't the first thing I checked. However when I did, I came to this site and began finding the answers to the questions I was seeking.

8. Was religion an important part of your upbringing?
a. Yes

9. Did your parents influence you towards any sort of religion?
a. Yes

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?
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?
a. Yes, very.

14. How often do you pray or meditate a week?
a. Daily

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?
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

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

Well, a lot of people I know just from my school think that I'm only apart of the Jediism because of my affection for Star Wars, but in reality it's not true. I've done what I could to help them realize this is a true religion, but most don't understand.. I wish they would just have an open mind to it, and help themselves to understand the fact that this is a true religion, not some game that we're playing.

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

Just contact me if you want more. :)

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06 May 2011 08:37 #38592 by jarin
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Jediism Survey
1. What is your age?
c. 31-40

2. What is your sex?
a. Male

3. Amount of education received:
c. Undergraduate College education(currently unfinished with associates degree)

4. How often do you work a week?
a. 0-10 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?
h. Other _my beliefs were a mixture of different reiligions ranging from native american,Buddhism, Wicca, to the one i most identified with Sufiism

7. What drew you to the Temple of the Jedi Order?
none of the answer provided fit what drew me here..I actually found TOTJO while doing a comparative religious study and search on the internet for various
beliefs that was less well known then the major world religions and found it fit my spirituality.

8. Was religion an important part of your upbringing?
c. Somewhat (spirituality was stressed in my upbringing rather than religion)

9. Did your parents influence you towards any sort of religion?
a. Yes (and drove me away from some as well)

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(it varied as i grew but when i was real young we went to a Christian church every sunday)


11. How frequently do you worship now?
for my current spiritual beliefs i would have to say weekly fits best although i strive for daily

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. I have always been pretty openminded but i find myself with new perspectives due to my involvement in Jediism.

14. How often do you pray or meditate a week?
a. Daily

15. Do you feel that your religious faith has given meaning to your life?
a. Yes

16. Has Jediism helped you answer personal questions about the meaning of life?
a. Yes

17. Has Jediism influenced your political beliefs at all? If so, please elaborate.
a. well my answer has to be both yes and no...it hasnt in the fact that i have always held similar beliefs to Jediism but it has
in several areas like beng against the death penalty etc.

18. Do you ever feel discriminated against because of your belief in Jediism? If so, please elaborate.
a.yes fits best for i have had theexperience of friends thinking i am joking when i mentioned it along with their opinions of us running
around in robes with lightsabers etc. this has been slight though because in general i am very private about my beliefs and where
I got them although i often discuss why i believe the way i do and the effects it has on my life.

19. Is there anything you wish others could know about your religious beliefs? If so, please elaborate.
a. Yes..there are lots of things but i think the first and most important is that it is not a joke or game. We believe in the values Jediism
teaches just as much as Christians believe in God,etc.

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07 May 2011 02:36 #38600 by Jasper_Ward
ediism 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 _________Daoist_________

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 (if meditation counts)
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 - I think if people could understand what we were really about and not just assume we were a bunch of hood wearing lightsaber waving loonys, it would be allot easier to explain things to them

b. No

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

Jasper Ward,OCP
Master Knight of Jediism
Apprentice: Aceboizer
Former Apprentice: Damion_Storm,Jestor

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07 May 2011 08:12 #38606 by baralfobre
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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 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 _______________
f. Word of mouth (friend, acquaintance, etc.)
g. OTHER: Being a part of another Jediism organisation.

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
d. Jediism is not my religion.

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 - Very few people take Jediism seriously...

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.

With no offence intended, I think if may be an idea to read a bit more about the history of the Temple of the Jedi Order before asking questions, and re-consider the answers available for future surveys. For example \"How long have you been a member of the TOTJO\" - one of the options is 10 years or more, when it's only been around for 6 years. As for religious beliefs, Jediism is not a religion to some people.

Hope this helps!

MTFBWY

BF.

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08 May 2011 01:23 #38617 by Taysia
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Hey! Thank you so much for filling out the Survey. I really appreciate your help. I am still looking to do some interviews this weekend!
If you have the time, can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your experience with Jediism? Nothing too formal.
Just a short bio (a bit about where you're from, education, employment, how you got interested in Jediism, etc.)
And then a little bit about your experience with it. It doesn't have to be too long, even a little will help!
Please, let me know if you'd like to remain anonymous. =]
I will post the finished paper next week in the Forum and you will be able to read it there.
Thank you for all of your help!

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08 May 2011 01:26 #38618 by Taysia
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Also, I'm really new to the religion, so I'm sorry if I made any mistakes! I'm trying my best! Thanks for all of your feedback!

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08 May 2011 03:15 #38619 by MikeBudo
Greetings

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 ______people tend to relate to the star wars films____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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

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08 May 2011 03:16 #38620 by MikeBudo
Dam sorry it didn't work grrrr :)

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08 May 2011 07:25 #38621 by Jestor
There are a few ways that this interview questionnaire could have been written...

My original answer included some, it did not post, and after some after thought, I decided that it really does not matter...

My main suggestion, is to not limit the answers to multiple choice... You are asking people with strong opinions, to try to pidgeon hole themselves into catagories for you.... When we are here, because we are not easily fit into any catagory....

Although it will cause you more work, I would consider letting people answer the questions in an essay form...


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


"Bake or bake not. There is no fry" - Sean Ching


Rite: PureLand
TOTJO Council
Master: Jasper_Ward
Current Apprentices: Viskhard, DanWerts, Llama Su, Trisskar
Former Apprentices: Knight Learn_To_Know, Knight Edan, Knight Brenna, Knight Madhatter

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08 May 2011 09:02 #38622 by Jestor
One other item, I think about, but forget to post.. lol...:laugh:

Not everyone who is answering your questions are actually members of TOTJO...

Some are guests... They are guests of the website, like going to a church to watch a service, even maybe sing and participate, but, until you commit to the church, you are a guest...

Here, members have filled out applications, as well as taken the Oath...

Just a minor point, but still a point...

When interviewing, again, just a suggestion for when you, if you, do this again... Ask for permission from the people in charge... I doubt very much you would ever be denied, but, again, it is like walking into a church and interviewing its members without proper protocol....

Ask some questions about the Order from the people in charge.... it will eliminate some of the questions, and possibly give you ideas on what the Site you are currently asking is about....

Just some thoughts....

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


"Bake or bake not. There is no fry" - Sean Ching


Rite: PureLand
TOTJO Council
Master: Jasper_Ward
Current Apprentices: Viskhard, DanWerts, Llama Su, Trisskar
Former Apprentices: Knight Learn_To_Know, Knight Edan, Knight Brenna, Knight Madhatter

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