Thousands Of Czechs Claim Their Religion Is 'Jedi'

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In the latest Czech census, 15,000 of the country's 10.5 million inhabitants listed their religion as "Jedi knight." Stanislav Drapal, deputy head of the statistical office, defends the inclusion of the category: "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." He also says, "Fifteen thousand adherents, which is the size of a small town, is not a negligible social phenomenon." That town would be super-awesome, although it would probably suffer a lot of midair collisions as a result of people moving objects around with their minds.

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Kat Callahan

Ah, but the question needs to be asked:

Are the holdings of the Jedi Council of the Czech Republic tax-exempt?