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Published on February 24th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Census 2011: Gallifrey Rises!

In March 2011 in the UK, the population will have the opportunity to divulge its deepest and darkest secrets to the government history as the once-a-decade census takes place. With this comes the oppportunity to show your love for Doctor Who…

A Facebook campaign has been launched to persuade Doctor Who fans to specify their religion as “Time Lord” – and they would be in good company if they did!

Back in 2001 there was a concerted campaign by Star Wars fans in England, Wales and Scotland to persuade pepole to specify their religion as “Jedi”.

As a result of this, Jedis became the fourth highest reported “religion”, with 390,000 people in England and Wales – 0.70% of the population – claiming the ability to stack rocks.

The Facebook campaign is simple – state that you’re a Time Lord to achieve the embarrassment of Jedis and to commemorate the success and longevity of Doctor Who! (And if you’re like many of the free-thinkers here at Kasterborous, use it as a tool for subversion… not that we would condone that sort of thing, you understand…)

Find out more from the 2011 Census – Our religion is TIME LORD! page.

(Thanks to Thomas Mills)

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




One Response to Census 2011: Gallifrey Rises!

  1. avatar penfolduk01 says:

    This doesn’t make sense. Time Lords are a race of people, not a religion. Makes more sense putting “Time Lord” under the question on ethnicity.

    “Cult of Skaro” would be far more appropriate. :-)

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