'Pastafarian' wins right to wear sieve on his head in driving licence photo (well, he does belong to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster)

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'Pastafarian' wins right to wear sieve on his head in driving licence photo (well, he does belong to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster)

Post by kronos on Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:37 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2014553/Pastafarian-wins-right-wear-sieve-head-driving-licence-photo-does-belong-Church-Flying-Spaghetti-Monster.html

'Pastafarian' wins right to wear sieve on his head in driving licence photo (well, he does belong to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster)

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Last updated at 7:58 AM on 14th July 2011

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Pasta strainers are now considered suitable religious headgear in Austria... at least as far as the transport authorities are concerned.

Three years after applying for a new driver's licence, an Austrian man has finally received the laminated card - in which he is pictured with an upturned sieve on his head.

Niko Alm was allowed to wear the unusual headgear as it is deemed a suitable accessory for his 'Pastafarian' religion, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.



The Austrian authorities allowed Niko Alm to wear the unusual headgear as it is deemed a suitable accessory for his 'Pastafarian' religion, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster



Mr Alm, an entrepreneur, said he had the idea when he read that headgear was allowed in official pictures only for 'confessional' reasons.

The atheist says he belongs to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a light-hearted 'faith' whose members call themselves Pastafarians and whose 'only dogma ... is the rejection of dogma', according to its website.

Accordingly, Mr Alm sent his application for a new driver's licence in 2008 along with a picture of himself with a colander on his head.

The stunt got him an invitation to the doctor's to check he was mentally fit to drive, but after three years, Alm's efforts have finally paid off.

He now wants to apply for Pastafarianism to become an officially recognised faith in Austria.


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Post by The_Amber_Spyglass on Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:51 am

An excellent point well made. Very Happy
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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:49 pm

dblboggie wrote:It's childish.

Yep and it makes a childish point.. no less valid for all that.

Drive on I say Wink

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