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Saturday, October 02, 2021

If you’ve been itching to realize the tax write-off benefits from that donation you dropped on your neighborhood Druid, good news: Druidry is now an officially-recognized religion in the UK.

“There is a sufficient belief in a supreme being or entity to constitute a religion for the purposes of charity law,” declared the Charity Commission for England and Wales in response to the Druid Network’s application.

The decision will give the religion, known for its worship at Stonehenge and other sites, tax advantages and is expected to lead to broader acceptance.

“This has been a long hard struggle taking over five years to complete,” said the Druid Network, which is based in England, in a statement on its website.

And if these trees-and-rocks worshiping types can get the British seal of approval, then the Jedis can reasonably expect equal time:

“It will damn fine if that shizzle happens,” said Sam L Windu, Grand Jedi Master, “This is exactly the kind of news we have been waiting for. Yoda and I have been working on this for a long time.”

Grand Master Yoda agrees: “A long time have we on this worked,” stated the mini Midi-chlorian manipulatist in his inimitable slack bang way. “If Druidry religion is, then Jedi soon will follow. The way of The Force this is.”

I’m sold. Tomorrow I’ll be investing in a lightsabre and a gnarled wooden staff. Oh, and a hoodie, to join these two silly faiths together.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 10/02/2021 07:55pm
Category: Comedy, Pop Culture, Society
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