Declare Heavy Metal your religion

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January 28, 2010 –
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From Brokeback Island:

Nine years ago, during the last census, a grass roots campaign urged the British to list ‘Jedi Knight’ as their religion. Everyone was shocked, and not a few appalled, when 390,000 people signed on. According to census results, there are more Jedis in England than Jews. Jedi-ism is the fourth largest religion in Britain, after Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.

Metal Hammer first searched out a face for their campaign. Biff Byford, the lead singer of Saxon, agreed to act as “World Metal Peace Ambassador.” Then they set up a Facebook page: ‘Heavy Metal for the 2011 Census’. One week in, they already have 10,000 fans.

Everyone who signs on is being asked to put “Heavy Metal” in the entry under ‘Faith’ in next year’s census.

The Star

You can join and support the Facebook groups here:

Get the word out!

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  • Jonathan

    Also doubles as a way for cash-stripped metal bands to survive by claiming they are ‘faith-based organizations’ eligible for Federal funding.

  • wEEman33

    The US census is in 2010, not 2011, like the British counterpart.

    Typical Americans not knowing anything about what actually goes on in their country.

  • Flanky

    I really can’t imagine this being good. Whatever intentions the people who initiate this have, it’s going to be co-opted by the "HURR DURR MEHTULZ \m/\m/" masses. Besides, I think the quality of not wearing such ostentatious ideals on your sleeve is a good one. Just call yourself an nihilist or agnostic or odalist or whatever if you are so inclined.

  • Anti-modernist

    Flanky is right, this is nothing more than a publicity trick to leech off the ignorant masses. Labeling oneself as religion does nothing good, unless you want to brainwash a large sum of people.

  • Adrian

    The following bands are gay:

    Korn
    Necro
    Slipknot
    Insane Clown Posse
    Kid Rock
    Marilyn Manson
    Otep
    D12
    Good Charlotte
    P.O.D
    Kiss
    Cradle of Filth
    The Haunted
    God Forbid

    FUCK THESE BANDS AND FUCK ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS THEM!!!

    Fight the real enemy…you elitist fucktards…