The Guardian: Metalheads Will Not Be Able To Unite For Heavy Metal As A Religion Census Campaign
The Guardian have posted a new blog that claims that metalheads up and down the British Isles will not be able to unite and ensure that Heavy Metal is recognised as a religion when the 2011 census rolls around.
Failing to recognise that our Facebook group to support this cause has garnered around 4,000 followers within 2 days of its inception, they argue that ‘any attempt to show a united front would soon descend into petty, factionalist squabbling’ and that fans of black metal invent names for themselves (‘Horgoth’ in this case. Hilarious. No, really. Hilarious.)
In the census of 2001, over 390,000 people stated that their religion was ‘Jedi’ on their census forms, making the fictional Stars Wars creed the fourth-biggest religion in the UK. Hammer is leading the charge to ensure that Heavy Metal is rightfully recognised as a religion when the 2011 census rolls around.
Do The Guardian have a point or can we unite for this cause?