Brilliant! I want to be a Pastafarian

by notsurewheretogo 7 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • notsurewheretogo



    An Austrian man has won the right to wear a plastic colander on his head in his driving license photo, by apparently insisting that the kitchenware was a part of his religion.

    Niko Alm decided to wear a pasta strainer on the document after he read that headwear is only allowed on official documentation, such as driving licenses, on religious grounds.

    He submitted his application to wear the pasta strainer three years ago, citing he was a ‘Pastafarian’ – the name given to a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

    The US-based parody-religion made headlines last month, when Guy Albon, a member from Adelaide, used a photo of him wearing a metal colander on his gun license photo. Officials feared the photo suggested he did not have the “mental competency” to hold the license.

    On its website, the leaders of the religion claim to have “existed in secrecy for hundreds of years” and claim to have Atheists, Agnostics, Christians, Muslims and Hindus among their members.

    Niko Alm who won the right to wear a colander on his head in his driving licence Niko Alm who won the right to wear a colander on his head in his driving licence Following the confirmation, Mr Alm wrote on his blog: “My headwear has now been recognised by the Republic of Austria.”

    However, a police spokesperson in Vienna said: “The photo was not approved on religious grounds. The only criterion for photos in driving licence applications is that the whole face must be visible.”

    Mr Alm told Austrian news agency APA that his next step will be applying for Pastafarianism to become an officially recognised religion in Austria.

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  • Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    Billy the Ex-Bethelite

    "The US-based parody-religion"

    Although most followers are in the US, it's pasta roots are ancient and global... indeed universal.

    Don't be deceived by the name "string theory" of theoretical physics. The proper name is "Noodle Theory"!

  • OneEyedJoe

    Let us all pray to the Flying Spaghetti Monster that we, too, may be touched by His noodley appendage!

  • zed is dead
    zed is dead

    Maybe we will see him at a pastafest.


  • Vidiot

    zed is dead - "Maybe we will see him at a pastafest."

    I always thought it was called "pastapalooza".

  • designs

    FSM forever.....

  • problemaddict

    FSm be praised. Didn't a man in local government in New York wear this on his head while being sworn in?

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