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(AP) - A Massachusetts agency is letting a woman who belongs to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster wear a colander on her head in her driver's license photo after she cited her religious beliefs

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Erm...Quite the fashion statement.  :uhhuh:





Lawyer Patty DeJuneas calls Pastafarianism a "secular religion that uses parody to make its point."


Which point must then be that religion, as a whole, is ludicrous? :huh:

Instead of going door-to-door, they go kitchen-to-kitchen.  :D

 Wonder if the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has a pope? :wacko: ...or a pope-ess? ^_^ 


I think Church of the Holy Colander sounds better. 



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Which point must then be that religion, as a whole, is ludicrous? :huh:


That "religion" is intentionally ludicrous.


In Europe this colander thing began as a protest. Some Muslim women refused to take off their veil for their passport pictures and insisted to use pictures where their face appeared completely covered. In a few cases governmental officers accepted this not to hurt religious feelings. So these spaghetti people created their own mock religion and insisted that they had the same right to wear a colander on their head based on the same religious grounds.

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I think this is another symptom of the attack on religion.  People are getting tired of religion, period.  In this case, they are satirizing the idea of religion by forming a "church."  This particular case is an attempt to mock religion and pointing out a perceived absurdity of allowing exceptions based on religion.


Further, it shows a lack of concrete thought and understanding on the part of the judges involved in allowing this person to wear a spaghetti strainer in her DMV photo.  Let's stop and think about this for a moment.  Some religions call for the wearing of a particular piece of clothing such as a headscarf.  It is their religious practice.  Individuals that follow such a practice wear a headscarf regularly.  That is the salient difference here.  Regularity in the wearing of the headscarf.  The Pastafarians are mocking religion.  They do not regularly wear a spaghetti strainer.  I would bet this individual only wore the strainer in her DMV photo and nowhere else.  


Let's assume this is a legitimate religion that deserves the same treatment as Islam or anything else.  What is the religious teaching of the Pastafarians that requires the wearing of a spaghetti strainer?  What is the doctrine, tenant or teaching?


No.  This is satire and mockery being allowed by the government.

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