He's a Pastafarian in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
"The First Amendment applies to every person and every religion."
Given their antic and piratical culture, not to mention their tendency to pray "In the Name of the Pasta, and of the Sauce, and of the Holy Meatballs," I asked Desky if Pastafarians should be regarded as authentic worshipers of His Spaghettiness or just in it for the, uh, saucy fun.
Whether or not you think the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a joke, the stakes are quite serious. Indeed, they go right to the heart of two essential questions: What is nature of religion, and what is the role of government?
Pastafarians in Europe have had more luck than those in the States, with official licenses granted in the Czech Republic
In a move that has rankled many in this predominantly conservative Christian state, the Satanic Temple in New York has formally applied with the Oklahoma Capitol's grounds committee to build a statue of Baphomet, a goat-headed depiction of Satan, in the state's capitol building.
Christopher Schaeffer, a Pastafarian minister, was sworn into the Pomfret, N.Y. Town Council last week wearing a colander
Castillo told KLBK that the triumphant moment came after a lengthy fight with the state's Department of Public Safety that
Aaron Williams, 25, told employees at the South Brunswick motor vehicle office that “his pasta strainer was a religious head
For many atheists like Mehta, the satire is a positive part of the atheist experience and provides a safe haven for nonbelievers
While doing my daily routine of scanning religious freedom articles, I came across a rather striking headline: "'Pastafarian' Wins Religious Freedom Right to Wear Pasta Strainer for Driving Licence."