Niko Alm and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
Watch this news report about Niko Alm and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster as Niko bends the Austrian government to his will and gets his driver’s license with his photo of himself wearing a pasta strainer on his head.
Now, before anyone bludgeons me for being anti-religion, let me state at the outset that I’m not. Not anti-religion. (Though I get it that most people subscribing to a religion are pretty much anti other people’s religions, competing as they are for the one sacred Truth.)
I get that many people need to believe in something and that if this something is indoctrinated early in your live, that this becomes your lifelong truth. I’m not against your lifelong truth. Or the other guy’s lifelong truth that’s different from yours. What I’m for is that everyone refrain from beating the other guy over the head with their truth.
Now to Niko Alm and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster…
… Yes, Austrian Niko Alm, it’s reported, has battled with Austrian authorities over his demand that he wear a pasta strainer on his head for his driver’s license photo.
Well, naturally, because the pasta strainer must be worn at all times by members of his church, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, known as “pastafarianism”.
Founded in 2005, the date when Kansas schools considered teaching creationism instead of evolution, Pastafarianism rejects creationism and posits that an invisible flying spaghetti monster created the universe.
They believe it. It’s their sacred Truth. And damn it, they’re gonna be recognized. Watch: