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Atheists urge Australians 'don't be Jedi' for census

Jedi numbers dropped in the 2006 Australian census to 58,053 but bounced back five years later to 64,390Atheists are urging Australians not to describe themselves as “Jedi” in the upcoming census, warning that doing so in homage to “Star Wars” makes the country appear more religious than it really is. Ahead of the August 9 five-year census, the Atheist Foundation of Australia has requested citizens mark themselves down as having “no religion” if they do not consider themselves tied to a faith. “If old religious men in robes do not represent you… don’t mark yourself as ‘Jedi’,” says a campaign poster featuring Yoda and two other Jedi masters.

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