9thdoctor

Progress towards equal rights for Pastafarians

Recommended Posts

ND:

When I was about 21, I requested from the Department of Motor Vehicles permission to take my "official" photo license picture dressed as a clown...so that when I got pulled over and the officer said, "Are you the clown who just blew that stop sign?"

I could whip out my license and say, "Yes Sir!"

they rejected my request! :unsure::(

Adam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I despise those who are Pastafarian. While I myself do not believe in any religion the very concept of Pastafarianism is repugnant to me. If someone wants to delude themselves into believing in divine beings fine, these people however...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ain't the world a madhouse, lol!! :D

That guy is wearing a spaghetti sieve on his head and the Austrian authorities apparently don't realize that the whole spaghetti monster stuff is about making fun of religion. It's Monty Python-like satire, so to speak.

How they could grant the 'Pastafarians' the status of true believers is beyond me.

Edited by Xray

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I want to live in America!

colander.jpg

When Lindsay Miller initially tried to get her driver’s license photo taken with a pasta strainer on her head, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles balked.

But, following an administrative appeal with the help of civil rights groups, the agency on Thursday permitted the self-proclaimed “Pastafarian” to don the metal colander and do so.

Although hats and head coverings are ordinarily not allowed, medical and religion-based exceptions are made. And Miller, because she is a member of the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, qualifies, the Associated Press, the Boston Globe (sub. req) and CBS Local explain.

“As a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I feel delighted that my Pastafarianism has been respected by the Massachusetts RMV,” Miller said in an American Humanist Association news release. “While I don’t think the government can involve itself in matters of religion, I do hope this decision encourages my fellow Pastafarian Atheists to come out and express themselves as I have.”

The civil rights group and attorney Patty DeJuneas of the Secular Legal Society helped Miller with the administrative appeal.

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/pastafarian_wears_colander_for_drivers_license_photo_after_state_oks_excep/?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_email

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A shocking miscarriage of justice:

https://reason.com/blog/2016/04/14/judge-rules-that-pastafarianism-is-not-a#fold

Let us suppose that the plaintiff has had a spiritual experience—a hallucination while in solitary confinement, say—that convinced him the Spaghetti Monster is real. Would it really matter, in these death-of-the-author days, that Henderson created the faith as a gag? For all we know, scores of now-respected religions were launched by prophets who didn't literally believe what they were saying but now have thousands of earnest believers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, 9thdoctor said:

A shocking miscarriage of justice:

https://reason.com/blog/2016/04/14/judge-rules-that-pastafarianism-is-not-a#fold

Let us suppose that the plaintiff has had a spiritual experience—a hallucination while in solitary confinement, say—that convinced him the Spaghetti Monster is real. Would it really matter, in these death-of-the-author days, that Henderson created the faith as a gag? For all we know, scores of now-respected religions were launched by prophets who didn't literally believe what they were saying but now have thousands of earnest believers.

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/imprisoned_pastafarian_loses_discrimination_suit_federal_judge_says_religio/?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_email

Quote

Arguments by Pastafarians that they are entitled by their religion to wear an upside-down spaghetti strainer on their heads for driver’s license photos have succeeded in several states and a number of foreign countries.

But prison officials in Nebraska and a local federal judge are made of sterner stuff.

In a Tuesday ruling, U.S. District Judge John Gerrard agreed with the approach taken by state prison officials and dismissed a religious discrimination suit filed by Stephen Cavanaugh. That was both because the 24-year-old did not adequately explain how his free exercise of religion had allegedly been blocked and because the judge said the religion Cavanaugh cited—Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster—is not a religion but a parody.

“The Court finds that FSMism is not a ‘religion’ within the meaning of the relevant federal statutes and constitutional jurisprudence. It is, rather, a parody, intended to advance an argument about science, the evolution of life, and the place of religion in public education,” Gerrard wrote. “Those are important issues, and FSMism contains a serious argument but that does not mean that the trappings of the satire used to make that argument are entitled to protection as a ‘religion.’ “

Hat tip: KETV

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/pastafarian_wears_colander_for_drivers_license_photo_after_state_oks_excep

Mass. Administrative Court decision.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/19/2015 at 8:56 AM, 9thdoctor said:

Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day.png

Today's the big day for Pastafarians. Ahoy, mateys!

Bump

e0eac3fb946d046ae6cf44176a57f88c--tartar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From the Sunday crossword puzzle, “Least Favorite Dolls,” by Merl Reagle.

This is just the answers. You figure out the question. I will give you one.

Question. Purple and yellow dino. Eggs sold separately. Answer: The Easter Barney.

The rest of the answers: Robot Redford. Christmas Rush. Baby Barf Up. Little Miss Calibration. Salvador Dolly. Craggedy Andy. Pheno Barbie Doll.

Girl to boy sex change doll?  Gee, I’m Joe.     

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

Peter,

Groan...

:)

Michael

You have to imagine yourself doing a crossword puzzle and after getting a lot of the down answers, the across answer suddenly explodes in your brain. This "Eureka Moment" is a very real phenomenon and explains why mediumly funny solutions stimulate the laugh out loud response.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...