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Jedi Church In Britain To Close Down?

Posted By TFN on December 7, 2009


See the following article posted on WalesOnline.co.uk concerning the possible closure of Britain?s First Church of Jedism:

"The founders of a Jedi church say they?re considering packing it in ? because of abuse from local yobs.

Masters Morda Hehol and Jonba Hehol ? aka brothers Daniel and Brandon Jones ? say they are losing the force just two years after setting up Britain?s First Church of Jedism two years ago in Holyhead, Anglesey. But following an incident last year when they were attacked by a drunk while practising light sabre exercises, the church has been rocked to its very foundations and the pair may be splitting for ever.

Last year the pair were attacked in their garden by Arwel Wynne Hughes, who leapt over the fence, swinging a metal crutch and shouting ?Darth Vader?. He was also wearing a black bin liner as a cape. It was an experience Brandon, 28, found particularly scarring, and he is now considering leaving his home town.

?There?s too many kids here, there?s not enough to do. There?s drinking, drug abuse and violence,? he said.

?As soon as I physically can, as soon as I have the money, I?m out of here."

?I was not prepared for the animosity and the negative attention that I received, noticing people pointing at me, laughing. I suffered a huge backlash. I can?t defend myself in public if things get out of hand. It would be difficult for anyone of any faith not to be psychologically damaged by that."

?Daniel is strong enough and positive enough to deal with that, and I think he?s bearing up to the responsibility really well in fact.?

He added: ?I?m not comfortable appearing in any form of media any more. But I?m not withdrawing simply because I can?t take the pace. I don?t want anyone to think that. I haven?t lost my faith in what the church is trying to do, I?ve lost my faith in their target group,? he said the 28-year-old.

Daniel, 22, claims that the church has 3,000 members and counting and says it concentrates on? seeing human beings as a single source and platform of energy existing within a number of other sources of energy.?

?I?ve studied all religions from Scientology to Christianity,? he claims.

?Faith is a dying thing isn?t it? Nothing that interesting or modern. Starting this church was the most intelligent move I have ever made.?



Source: WalesOnline.co.uk


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