Looks like Scientologists aren't the only ones to choose an alien-based faith: More than 15,000 citizens of the Czech Republic identified themselves as Jedi knights. (Mental powers not included.)
Not that you should think that the Czech Republic is having some Force-based spiritual awakening: About a million people checked the Roman Catholic box on a census this past March, while 15,070 opted for the Jedi path—and a full 3.6 million people said they weren't religious at all.
According to Stanislav Drapal, deputy head of the country's statistical office, the decision to even allow for Jedi self-identification didn't come lightly:
"We included this option [in the census form] despite a fierce debate over whether it's serious or not. But it's not up to statisticians to say what is or is not a religion."
Impressive logic from a government employee. Wonder if he was raised Vulcan ...
(via Heat Vision)