Saturday, August 3, 2013

Blessed Be The Pastamakers

My kinda guy…

Lukas Novy says he’s a member of the “Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster,” a satirical faith which teaches that a creature composed of pasta and meatballs “created the world much as it exists today,” that pirates “were peaceful explorers and it was due to Christian misinformation that they have an image of outcast criminals today,” and that beer is good. In observance of this faith, Novy, a resident of the Czech Republic, insisted that he be allowed to wear a pasta sieve on his head while being photographed for an official government ID. And he succeeded:

Pastafarian ID

Czech officials ruled that the nation’s religious liberty laws required this result. According to a government spokesperson, Novy’s request “complies with the laws of the Czech Republic where headgear for religious or medical reasons is permitted if it does not hide the face.”

5 barks and woofs on “Blessed Be The Pastamakers

  1. I wonder if they might take on a new member? I love pasta and meat balls; wonder what the laws of Texas are regarding driver’s license picture. That would surely fix Rick Perry for about 15 minutes.

  2. A style comment: is he wearing the sieve correctly? I think the handles belong front and back.

  3. I think this guy did it first.

    “Niko Alm first applied for the licence three years ago after reading that headgear was allowed in official pictures only for confessional reasons.

    Mr Alm said the sieve was a requirement of his religion, pastafarianism.

    Later a police spokesman explained that the licence was issued because Mr Alm’s face was fully visible in the photo.”

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