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Star Wars geeks find religion with "Jediism"
Over a decade ago, a few thousand Star Wars fans in New Zealand brought about the birth of the religion known as "Jediism." The belief system is based on the teachings of the mystic, lighsaber-wielding warriors in George Lucas' science fantasy saga. (It isn't endorsed by Lucas, who in fact once said in an interview that fellow filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola suggested he start his own religion, but he eschewed the idea.) And after getting its start overseas, the faith is starting to gain traction in the United States.
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