Jedi Knights second biggest Cornish faith group

A full breakdown of religions from the census results in Cornwall has shown Jedi Knights are the second biggest faith group.

People adhering to the Christian faith were the largest majority, however the results show up some surprises, with more Pagans than Muslims recorded.

The results also highlighted the vast range of religions/beliefs that peopel follow in Cornwall, with 21 Heathens, 63 worshiping at the church of heavy metal, 26 Satanists and a single adherant of the Native American Church.

The top ten religions/faiths/beliefs* in Cornwall and their believers/followers are:

Christian – 318357

Jedi Knight – 2169

Buddhist – 1726

Pagan – 1429

Muslim (Islam) – 855

Hindu – 556

Spiritualist – 532

Mixed Religion – 530

Jewish – 389

Humanist – 224 

The next 10 are:

Spiritual 213; Wicca 186; Other religions 147; Sikh 105; Taoist 79; Druid 78; Heavy Metal 63; Rastafarian 49; Pantheism 42; Baha’i 39.

With thanks to Cllr Andrew Wallis.

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9:12am Sun 10 Feb 13

Toffer99 says...

How many atheists?
How many atheists? Toffer99
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9:21am Sun 10 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

Toffer99 wrote:
How many atheists?
According to Councillor Andrew Wallis, 309 atheists, 439 agnostic.
[quote][p][bold]Toffer99[/bold] wrote: How many atheists?[/p][/quote]According to Councillor Andrew Wallis, 309 atheists, 439 agnostic. Gill Zella Martin 09
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12:13pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Wave says...

Christian – 318357
That is a scary number of deluded people in the county.
Christian – 318357 That is a scary number of deluded people in the county. Wave
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1:53pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

I am a Christian and I if I was deluded then I would rather be deluded than deliberately judgemental about people by stating that their beliefs or opinions make them deluded. I respect other people's religious or non religious beliefs.
I am a Christian and I if I was deluded then I would rather be deluded than deliberately judgemental about people by stating that their beliefs or opinions make them deluded. I respect other people's religious or non religious beliefs. Gill Zella Martin 09
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2:31pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Wave says...

I completely respect deluded or any other ill people, I believe in fairness and equality.
For classification purposes It's fair to identify who are deluded on various matters. I treat all equally though and with respect.
I express my concern for the number of Christian faith in the county as I believe it is a serious matter and they do not get help as the condition is indoctrinated into the state.

In the same way I would be scared if 300,000 people had flu in Cornwall and the government thought it was ok.

Also the "judgement" is not a morally poor thing, and neither is it factually incorrect. In the UK people that have a religion have a brain processing ailment, possibly from trauma or from persistent environmental input, that can spread through families and down generations.

I would guess that if you are Christian it is because one or more of your parents are Christian or something significantly unhappy has happened in your life and an emotional response has led you to faith.

People never "choose" to have a faith, it is caught or forced.
I completely respect deluded or any other ill people, I believe in fairness and equality. For classification purposes It's fair to identify who are deluded on various matters. I treat all equally though and with respect. I express my concern for the number of Christian faith in the county as I believe it is a serious matter and they do not get help as the condition is indoctrinated into the state. In the same way I would be scared if 300,000 people had flu in Cornwall and the government thought it was ok. Also the "judgement" is not a morally poor thing, and neither is it factually incorrect. In the UK people that have a religion have a brain processing ailment, possibly from trauma or from persistent environmental input, that can spread through families and down generations. I would guess that if you are Christian it is because one or more of your parents are Christian or something significantly unhappy has happened in your life and an emotional response has led you to faith. People never "choose" to have a faith, it is caught or forced. Wave
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3:04pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

I was not forced to have a faith nor was it caught, as you so put it, and as a matter of fact it also had no relevance to my parents. I would only say three major unhappy things have occured in my life but I had a faith before they happened. You have no proof that anyone with a faith is deluded that is just your opinion. Your brain processing ailment theory is also unproven.
On a previous article on this site I said "Perhaps people should stop building close to the cliff edge" this comment was based on fact, to which you then said "I don't think houses are built next to cliffs are they Gill? can you give an example" I could have replied by saying that I think you are deluded if you think no houses have been built next to cliffs.
I was not forced to have a faith nor was it caught, as you so put it, and as a matter of fact it also had no relevance to my parents. I would only say three major unhappy things have occured in my life but I had a faith before they happened. You have no proof that anyone with a faith is deluded that is just your opinion. Your brain processing ailment theory is also unproven. On a previous article on this site I said "Perhaps people should stop building close to the cliff edge" this comment was based on fact, to which you then said "I don't think houses are built next to cliffs are they Gill? can you give an example" I could have replied by saying that I think you are deluded if you think no houses have been built next to cliffs. Gill Zella Martin 09
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6:41pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Red Eric says...

And this from a Councillor who has just voted himself a 20% payrise. No doubt fully justified by such research as this. And the potholed remain unrepaired, and affordable houseing remains unbuilt.

I am not sure which is the more worrying. This professional busybody wasting time getting such information, or the falling circulation Packet for publishing such mundane boring rubbish.

Keep your nose out of other peoples business Mr Wallace. with your who loves where surveys, how many homes are holiday homes surveys.

If, and I hope they do, the Labour party takes control of Cornwall Council, such nosey intereferons such as you will get short shrift by the electorate, and then you can research how much your increase in council tax actually costs and what its like to live without a job.
And this from a Councillor who has just voted himself a 20% payrise. No doubt fully justified by such research as this. And the potholed remain unrepaired, and affordable houseing remains unbuilt. I am not sure which is the more worrying. This professional busybody wasting time getting such information, or the falling circulation Packet for publishing such mundane boring rubbish. Keep your nose out of other peoples business Mr Wallace. with your who loves where surveys, how many homes are holiday homes surveys. If, and I hope they do, the Labour party takes control of Cornwall Council, such nosey intereferons such as you will get short shrift by the electorate, and then you can research how much your increase in council tax actually costs and what its like to live without a job. Red Eric
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7:16pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Wave says...

When I say I think houses don't get built by cliffs at the moment. That does not mean I am deluded into that being the only possible way for my reality to exist, one by which there are no houses that get built by cliffs. It was just a thought I had, I even asked you for an example that they do get built.
At any time if I am made aware of houses built by cliffs then I accept the information.
Also the presumption that no houses get built by cliffs these days is not a delusional thought, it's a reasonable guess made on experience and expectations of law and logic.
Thinking there is a Christian god with everything that goes with it is an illness in today's society, with the information we have.

The key is awareness and openness to new information.
Remote tribes people who have their own religion and beliefs of how the world works and runs are not deluded, they are not ill of mind. They don't have access to the observational developments of science and all the technologies and equations that go with it.
But people living or educated in the UK don't have that reason.

But like I said there are still so many deluded in the UK as it gets passed down from one to another, declared as being a truth when it is a lie. People are also susceptible to alternate reality when in distress.

I am genuinely interested on why you chose to be a Christian. I don't understand how anyone can sensibly choose to firmly close their minds to the universe and all the amazing things it offers. Unless they somehow need whatever their chosen god "offers". It's a big jump.
How can you believe in something that is just made up? And laughably so ridiculous it makes me concerned.

The remaining option is that you just like the idea and hope that it is true,perhaps because you consider it's a nice way of life. This would not make you medically delusional, but just silly in my view. But people have different tastes for entertainment. I would then class your faith as your chosen cultural entertainment.
In the same way I am one of the people who put Jedi on my census form. That is my enjoyable controlled link to cultural religious entertainment.
Which is not so silly,as being a Jedi does not really harm society. Where as being a Christian is harmful to others. Not least because of it's morality and rules etc, and that many other people are deluded by it and convinced rather that just going along with the idea for the fun while still in charge of their minds.
When I say I think houses don't get built by cliffs at the moment. That does not mean I am deluded into that being the only possible way for my reality to exist, one by which there are no houses that get built by cliffs. It was just a thought I had, I even asked you for an example that they do get built. At any time if I am made aware of houses built by cliffs then I accept the information. Also the presumption that no houses get built by cliffs these days is not a delusional thought, it's a reasonable guess made on experience and expectations of law and logic. Thinking there is a Christian god with everything that goes with it is an illness in today's society, with the information we have. The key is awareness and openness to new information. Remote tribes people who have their own religion and beliefs of how the world works and runs are not deluded, they are not ill of mind. They don't have access to the observational developments of science and all the technologies and equations that go with it. But people living or educated in the UK don't have that reason. But like I said there are still so many deluded in the UK as it gets passed down from one to another, declared as being a truth when it is a lie. People are also susceptible to alternate reality when in distress. I am genuinely interested on why you chose to be a Christian. I don't understand how anyone can sensibly choose to firmly close their minds to the universe and all the amazing things it offers. Unless they somehow need whatever their chosen god "offers". It's a big jump. How can you believe in something that is just made up? And laughably so ridiculous it makes me concerned. The remaining option is that you just like the idea and hope that it is true,perhaps because you consider it's a nice way of life. This would not make you medically delusional, but just silly in my view. But people have different tastes for entertainment. I would then class your faith as your chosen cultural entertainment. In the same way I am one of the people who put Jedi on my census form. That is my enjoyable controlled link to cultural religious entertainment. Which is not so silly,as being a Jedi does not really harm society. Where as being a Christian is harmful to others. Not least because of it's morality and rules etc, and that many other people are deluded by it and convinced rather that just going along with the idea for the fun while still in charge of their minds. Wave
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7:19pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Wave says...

Red Eric wrote:
And this from a Councillor who has just voted himself a 20% payrise. No doubt fully justified by such research as this. And the potholed remain unrepaired, and affordable houseing remains unbuilt.

I am not sure which is the more worrying. This professional busybody wasting time getting such information, or the falling circulation Packet for publishing such mundane boring rubbish.

Keep your nose out of other peoples business Mr Wallace. with your who loves where surveys, how many homes are holiday homes surveys.

If, and I hope they do, the Labour party takes control of Cornwall Council, such nosey intereferons such as you will get short shrift by the electorate, and then you can research how much your increase in council tax actually costs and what its like to live without a job.
"intereferons"
Great word Red Eric.
[quote][p][bold]Red Eric[/bold] wrote: And this from a Councillor who has just voted himself a 20% payrise. No doubt fully justified by such research as this. And the potholed remain unrepaired, and affordable houseing remains unbuilt. I am not sure which is the more worrying. This professional busybody wasting time getting such information, or the falling circulation Packet for publishing such mundane boring rubbish. Keep your nose out of other peoples business Mr Wallace. with your who loves where surveys, how many homes are holiday homes surveys. If, and I hope they do, the Labour party takes control of Cornwall Council, such nosey intereferons such as you will get short shrift by the electorate, and then you can research how much your increase in council tax actually costs and what its like to live without a job.[/p][/quote]"intereferons" Great word Red Eric. Wave
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7:40pm Sun 10 Feb 13

fantana75 says...

Yes!!! Heavy Metal recognised! I am one of the 63 who declared Heavy Metal as my religion.
Now who's going to be our god? Ozzy or Lemmy?
Yes!!! Heavy Metal recognised! I am one of the 63 who declared Heavy Metal as my religion. Now who's going to be our god? Ozzy or Lemmy? fantana75
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7:51pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

Red Eric, I am a little confused, probably because apparently I am deluded with a brain processing ailment, but what has the Labour party got to do with anything regarding Councillor Andrew Wallis as he is Independent. No one person voted 'themselves' a 20% pay rise as nobody is guaranteed to be re elected and the rise in allowances would not come into effect until after the next election, and even then, only if the motion to revoke the rise is voted against.
Affordable houses are to be built, however, the council do not fund these the builders do, therefore there is no real relevance to the possible increase in councillors allowances.
Repairs of potholes comes from funding from the highways budget which also has no connection to councillors allowances.
Whatever research Councillor Andrew Wallis does in his own time is entirely up to him and would have no detrimental effect on his role as a councillor.
The Packet circulation numbers are not falling and if you believe they publish rubbish then you are of course free not to buy the Packet or read on line.
If Councillor Andrew Wallis wishes to research holiday home numbers then he is free to do so, and many people do in fact have an interest in that subject, one reason being, that holiday homes receive a council tax discount.
I doubt very much labour will be running the council in the near future due to the lack of labour councillors. Perhaps I misunderstood your post due to my delusions.
Red Eric, I am a little confused, probably because apparently I am deluded with a brain processing ailment, but what has the Labour party got to do with anything regarding Councillor Andrew Wallis as he is Independent. No one person voted 'themselves' a 20% pay rise as nobody is guaranteed to be re elected and the rise in allowances would not come into effect until after the next election, and even then, only if the motion to revoke the rise is voted against. Affordable houses are to be built, however, the council do not fund these the builders do, therefore there is no real relevance to the possible increase in councillors allowances. Repairs of potholes comes from funding from the highways budget which also has no connection to councillors allowances. Whatever research Councillor Andrew Wallis does in his own time is entirely up to him and would have no detrimental effect on his role as a councillor. The Packet circulation numbers are not falling and if you believe they publish rubbish then you are of course free not to buy the Packet or read on line. If Councillor Andrew Wallis wishes to research holiday home numbers then he is free to do so, and many people do in fact have an interest in that subject, one reason being, that holiday homes receive a council tax discount. I doubt very much labour will be running the council in the near future due to the lack of labour councillors. Perhaps I misunderstood your post due to my delusions. Gill Zella Martin 09
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8:02pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Wave says...

Dont worry Gill, it does not mean I think are deluded about everything or anything you think of.
You still have a 99%* functioning brain.

*preliminary estimate based on whim.
Dont worry Gill, it does not mean I think are deluded about everything or anything you think of. You still have a 99%* functioning brain. *preliminary estimate based on whim. Wave
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10:00pm Sun 10 Feb 13

BTaylor100 says...

Atheists used to be so edgy and scary.

Now every time an article like this comes out they write the same dull, ignorant, trollish, sub-Dawkins rubbish.
Atheists used to be so edgy and scary. Now every time an article like this comes out they write the same dull, ignorant, trollish, sub-Dawkins rubbish. BTaylor100
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10:45pm Sun 10 Feb 13

fantana75 says...

It's a good reflection on people's views of religion when Jedi has become so popular.
I do wonder how many of the 318357 Christians have read the bible and decided for themselves about their religious belief or believe because they 'were told they had to'. Yes BTaylor I am quoting Dawkins, but the man has a point, in fact many interesting books full of them.
It's a good reflection on people's views of religion when Jedi has become so popular. I do wonder how many of the 318357 Christians have read the bible and decided for themselves about their religious belief or believe because they 'were told they had to'. Yes BTaylor I am quoting Dawkins, but the man has a point, in fact many interesting books full of them. fantana75
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12:28am Mon 11 Feb 13

Wave says...

BTaylor100 wrote:
Atheists used to be so edgy and scary.

Now every time an article like this comes out they write the same dull, ignorant, trollish, sub-Dawkins rubbish.
You need to explain each quality and why. Or you want people to just take your word for your statement?
Oh you must be religious, I get it, no questions asked.
Blind is best.
[quote][p][bold]BTaylor100[/bold] wrote: Atheists used to be so edgy and scary. Now every time an article like this comes out they write the same dull, ignorant, trollish, sub-Dawkins rubbish.[/p][/quote]You need to explain each quality and why. Or you want people to just take your word for your statement? Oh you must be religious, I get it, no questions asked. Blind is best. Wave
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7:02am Mon 11 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

fantana75 wrote:
It's a good reflection on people's views of religion when Jedi has become so popular.
I do wonder how many of the 318357 Christians have read the bible and decided for themselves about their religious belief or believe because they 'were told they had to'. Yes BTaylor I am quoting Dawkins, but the man has a point, in fact many interesting books full of them.
I have read the bible, in fact I have read many of the varius publications of the bible, I additionally am aware of many other Christians that have also done so. I have also read the Koran. Yes I decided on my faith myself, I doubt many people believe because they 'were told to' even if that were the case with a child, no doubt they would make their own decision as an adult.

Contrary to Waves comment generalising that "people never choose to have a faith" yes they do, I did and I know of others that did.

As far as some of the people posting on here are concerned, I may not agree with your views but I at least I do not feel the need to ridicule or insult others unecessarily. Nor would I pick fault with anything the Packet chooses to publish, or anything anyone chooses to research, in my opinion it is all news and it all holds an interest for someone.
[quote][p][bold]fantana75[/bold] wrote: It's a good reflection on people's views of religion when Jedi has become so popular. I do wonder how many of the 318357 Christians have read the bible and decided for themselves about their religious belief or believe because they 'were told they had to'. Yes BTaylor I am quoting Dawkins, but the man has a point, in fact many interesting books full of them.[/p][/quote]I have read the bible, in fact I have read many of the varius publications of the bible, I additionally am aware of many other Christians that have also done so. I have also read the Koran. Yes I decided on my faith myself, I doubt many people believe because they 'were told to' even if that were the case with a child, no doubt they would make their own decision as an adult. Contrary to Waves comment generalising that "people never choose to have a faith" yes they do, I did and I know of others that did. As far as some of the people posting on here are concerned, I may not agree with your views but I at least I do not feel the need to ridicule or insult others unecessarily. Nor would I pick fault with anything the Packet chooses to publish, or anything anyone chooses to research, in my opinion it is all news and it all holds an interest for someone. Gill Zella Martin 09
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8:51am Mon 11 Feb 13

fantana75 says...

Gill,

It is refreshing to hear that somebody has read the bible and the koran, and has chosen their own faith.

Religion will always be an interesting debate, whatever side of the fence your on. I hope that more people like yourself approch it with intelligence and respect.
Gill, It is refreshing to hear that somebody has read the bible and the koran, and has chosen their own faith. Religion will always be an interesting debate, whatever side of the fence your on. I hope that more people like yourself approch it with intelligence and respect. fantana75
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11:29am Mon 11 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

fantana75 wrote:
Gill,

It is refreshing to hear that somebody has read the bible and the koran, and has chosen their own faith.

Religion will always be an interesting debate, whatever side of the fence your on. I hope that more people like yourself approch it with intelligence and respect.
Thank you. Yes I think religion and politics will never fail to raise debates. I certainly find other people's views informative and interesting on both subjects.
[quote][p][bold]fantana75[/bold] wrote: Gill, It is refreshing to hear that somebody has read the bible and the koran, and has chosen their own faith. Religion will always be an interesting debate, whatever side of the fence your on. I hope that more people like yourself approch it with intelligence and respect.[/p][/quote]Thank you. Yes I think religion and politics will never fail to raise debates. I certainly find other people's views informative and interesting on both subjects. Gill Zella Martin 09
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11:53am Mon 11 Feb 13

Wave says...

I can understand it gets personal, so wont ask probing questions.
It's better to argue over a subject that both people are personally separated from.
I can understand it gets personal, so wont ask probing questions. It's better to argue over a subject that both people are personally separated from. Wave
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1:17am Tue 12 Feb 13

Lanty Slee says...

I am highly sceptical of the scientific accuracy of the ballot in this article.
I am highly sceptical of the scientific accuracy of the ballot in this article. Lanty Slee
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11:19pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Wave says...

It's accuracy is diminished by the fact you can vote as many times as you like.
We should be thankful all the post comments don't have like or dislike counters found on the tabloid right wing media group's thisiscornwall. That's all artificial stats.
It's accuracy is diminished by the fact you can vote as many times as you like. We should be thankful all the post comments don't have like or dislike counters found on the tabloid right wing media group's thisiscornwall. That's all artificial stats. Wave
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