Friday, 15 July 2011

FSM strikes in Austria

At last - a victory for a 'sensible' religion in Europe!

You might have seen this story about a young driver who has succeeded in getting a driving license issued to him.  What is unusual about that, you might ask?  It was the nature of the religious attire that he was permitted to wear.  It was a spaghetti strainer.

Niko Alm claimed to be a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, who's only dogma is the rejection of dogma.

The "Flying Spaghetti Monster" first appeared in a satirical open letter by Bobby Henderson in 2005, written in protest against the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to permit the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in public schools.  The deity has evolved from Bertrand Russell's concept of the flying teapot.

It is interesting to note that this church has already experienced its first internal wranglings, with the Reformed Church of the FSM splitting away from the original within a couple of years.

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