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MarillionFan
2nd October 2010, 07:54
BBC News - Druidry to be classed as religion by Charity Commission (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11457795)

Expect a raft of Druidic charity shops appearing along the high street soon!

Personally, I cannot wait for Jedi to get it's status!

xoggoth
2nd October 2010, 09:22
Beats me why religions get charity status anyway except on actual charitable work.

suityou01
2nd October 2010, 09:26
http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/mb003-end-nigh.jpg

MarillionFan
2nd October 2010, 10:48
http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/mb003-end-nigh.jpg

Look he's got a job and I bet he's signing on. This would never have happened under the Tories!

hyperD
2nd October 2010, 14:33
Personally, I cannot wait for Jedi to get it's status!

I hate to dampen your midi-chlorians but it looks like the rebellion has already been crushed by the Death Star Chamber:

[URL="http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKEAT/2009/0219_09_0311.html"]Grainger v Nicholson (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11457795)


"Given that context, philosophical beliefs must therefore always be of a similar nature to religious beliefs. It will be for the courts to decide what constitutes a belief for the purposes of [the Regulations] but case law suggests that any philosophical belief must attain a certain level of cogency, seriousness, cohesion and importance, must be worthy of respect in a democratic society and must not be incompatible with human dignity. Therefore an example of a belief that might meet this description is humanism, and examples of something that might not … would be support of a political party or a belief in the supreme nature of the Jedi Knights"

:ohwell

h/t His Grace (http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/2010/10/as-schools-lose-charitable-status.html)

thunderlizard
2nd October 2010, 14:38
Ha! Druids 1 Scientologists 0


Beats me why religions get charity status anyway except on actual charitable work.
If it wasn't for New Testament Greek there'd be no such concept as charity.

AtW
2nd October 2010, 14:41
Today druids, tomorrow jedi - remember to put your religion correctly during census next year...

xoggoth
2nd October 2010, 14:45
Does Satanism get charitable status? Kissing goat's bottoms is certainly worthy of respect in a democratic society .

shaunbhoy
2nd October 2010, 19:43
Kissing goat's bottoms is certainly worthy of respect in a democratic society .

Why do you think we have so many Freemasons?

:eek