r/Damnthatsinteresting May 21 '22 Silver 2 Helpful 1 Wholesome 2 Take My Power 1

A man from New Zealand was allowed to wear a Pasta Strainer on head for his licence photo (he stated it was for religious purposes) Image

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u/TX712 May 21 '22 Silver Wholesome

Pastafarian.

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u/starflite May 22 '22

Blessed Be His Noodly Appendages!

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u/MR___SLAVE May 22 '22

Our Spaghetti Who art in meat sauce Flying be thy way Thy meatballs come Thy Noodling done On earth as it is inside us Give us this day our bolognaise And forgive us our pizzas As we forgive those who eat pizza before us And lead us not to the salad bar But deliver us from tofu For thine is the gnocchi The penne and linguine Forever and ever RAmen

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u/MNVixen May 21 '22 Wholesome

Ra-men.

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u/NotKevinJames May 22 '22

Hail Marinara

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u/ruski_brat May 22 '22

Rumours are he is Penne costal

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u/Mauwnelelle May 22 '22

Or maybe he was just trying to hide his angel hair.

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u/RealRedditModerator May 22 '22

Believe in the Grater Truth: Cheeses Crust!

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u/Significant_Log_7352 May 22 '22

He's probably an im pasta!

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u/pelvviber May 22 '22

He has truly been touched by the noodly appendage.

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u/JustPassinhThrou13 May 22 '22

Sauce be upon him.

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u/Arad0rk May 22 '22

As an ordained Pastafarian minister, I can confirm.

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u/vcjester May 22 '22

You ordered the certificate too, huh? LOL

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u/Arad0rk May 22 '22

Yeah lmao, I love that thing

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u/vcjester May 22 '22

I offer to perform everyone's wedding. Have yet to be taken up on the offer.

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u/Arad0rk May 22 '22

Aw, sorry to hear that dude. I had some friends getting married in Japan via some program offered by their home state. At the time, Japan wasn’t cool with gay marriage so I offered to do their wedding. They initially took me up on the offer but decided against it when they found a Christian priest willing to do it. No one else has taken me up on the offer.

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u/AussieDuckMan May 21 '22

It created the world with his noodley appendages.

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u/T1mac May 22 '22

The Flying Spaghetti Monster is the one true lord. He's so much more than two holy meatballs and noodly appendages. He boiled for your sins, so you may live in paradise.

Have you been touched by his noodly appendages?

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u/hellokotlinbye May 22 '22

Sauce for this hentai?

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u/gerenski9 May 22 '22

It's not hentai, it's the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

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u/Antimus May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22

While I'm not going to Google it, due to rule 34 it definitely exists

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u/Dose-0f-Sarcasm May 22 '22

Pennecostal was my first thought

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u/wmxp May 22 '22

He didn't just make this up, wearing strainers on your head for ID photos has been a thing for a while now. It all stems from this story about a father who wrote this brilliant letter to the school board of his child's school, being critical of having christian beliefs rammed down his child's throat in public school.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster

https://www.spaghettimonster.org/about/open-letter/

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u/MR___SLAVE May 22 '22

this story about a father who wrote this brilliant letter to the school board of his child's school

Bobby Henderson, the author, lived in Oregon and didn't have a child at that time. He sent the letter to a school board in Kansas.

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u/wmxp May 22 '22

It's been a number of years since I read the story, I forgot the details. I just googled the links quickly.

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u/lomghornmjr May 22 '22

Penta-colander

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u/Bishstixx May 22 '22

He boiled for our sins.

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u/Ace-Ventura1934 May 21 '22

Dammit you beat me to

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u/Yurrrr__Brooklyn347 May 21 '22

Dagnabit, beat the both of us

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u/_We_Are_DooMeD May 21 '22

Dagnabit. Now that's a phrase I've not heard in a long long time.

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u/RMMacFru May 22 '22

Not playing Animal Crossing are you? One of my villagers used that all the time.

But then again, he is an old goat.

But yeah...it's been a long time since watching Courage.

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u/cabramattaa May 22 '22

Anti-Christ of Uncle Roger

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u/Deadliest_Death May 22 '22

Believer of the Great Spaghetti Monster

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u/JohnLarwood May 22 '22

Damn it. I’m never first.

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u/nightstalker30 May 22 '22

That’s what she said

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u/onlylilybeth May 21 '22

Aint He 🇮🇹

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u/fugitivuserrans May 21 '22 Wholesome

All hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster

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u/EngageAndMakeItSo May 21 '22

He boiled for our sins.

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u/BeruBeruuuuu May 21 '22

Give us this day, our daily noodles

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u/shittysuport May 22 '22

lead us not into vegetarianism, but deliver us some pizza..

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u/EvilBobbyTV May 21 '22

May his noodly appendage touch us all.

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u/fugitivuserrans May 21 '22

Meatballs be praised, Amen!

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u/deathjoe4 May 22 '22

*r-amen

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u/No_Prize9794 May 21 '22

The one true being above all

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u/Benderover-2 May 21 '22

He does not follow the FSM! All good followers know a pirate hat is the appropriate head gear worthy of its noodlieness.

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u/Pjinmountains May 22 '22

Orthodox Pastafarians always gotta chime in…

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u/NSCButNotThatNSC May 22 '22

A strainer is perfectly acceptable headwear in Pastafarianism.

Mine is yellow and has eyeballs like His Noodliness.

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u/Benderover-2 May 22 '22

Blasphemy 🤣

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u/RandomOlderGuy May 22 '22

Since when? Do I have to trade in my colander?

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u/Benderover-2 May 22 '22

Since the beginning. Young blasphemous followers are trying to change the ancient ways, from 2005.

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u/I_Said_I_Say May 21 '22

Such a Russell from New Zealand thing to do.

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u/Muted_Dog May 22 '22

classic Russell

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u/Glitter_berries May 22 '22

Wasn’t there also a kiwi guy who tried to get out of a parking fine by challenging the local council to a trial by combat? Fucking hilarious.

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u/balancedas May 22 '22

Please link. This sounds absolutely amazing if it isn't an onion article.

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u/Glitter_berries May 22 '22

It was actually in the UK, my mistake! Still amazing.

https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/magistrates-decide-on-trial-by-combat-7415868

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u/C_yper May 22 '22

Every time they mention his name they have to add some obscure fact about him, ‘JOBLESS’, ‘bachelor’, even ‘former seaman’

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u/Glitter_berries May 22 '22

It’s like they want him to sound like a lunatic! He’s just invoking trial by combat, not kicking a puppy!

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u/Lisadazy May 22 '22

In NZ we can follow (or not follow) any religion we like. There’s even 20 000 plus of us who identify as ‘Jedi’.

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u/qdp May 22 '22

I had a buddy getting a ordained so he could officiate a wedding, and he tried to become a Jedi Master, but it turns out that those guys really take it seriously and don't hand out certificates like candy. So he become a priest of some atheist church instead. Funny but not the same punch as getting married by a Jedi.

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u/nasandre May 22 '22

I'm an ordained Pastafarian minister actually so I can officiate weddings, bless the holy Noodles and cast out false prophets. You just need to pay $50 for the registration.

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u/bitchinBiscuits May 22 '22 Silver

Get the term right.

You're a Ministeroni now

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u/MR___SLAVE May 22 '22

In the name of the pasta, the sauce and the holy meatball.

R'amen.

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u/Tminatorh May 22 '22

he wasn’t granted the rank of master.

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u/SomeoneTookSkeetley May 22 '22

he was on the council, but they didnt grant him the rank of master

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u/illogicallyalex May 22 '22

Aussie here, my dad has been putting Jedi as his religion on the census for as long as I can remember

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u/I_mostly_lie May 22 '22

Pom here, there we thousands of us in the uk too, I think it was the 4or 5th largest religion at the time.

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u/oliverbm May 22 '22

Mildly interesting Wikipedia article on it

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u/sqdnleader Interested May 22 '22

Personally I am a Je'daii

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u/CaesarsNads May 22 '22

We can do that in the US as well. As long as it's Christianity.

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u/RarelyReadReplies May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22

Are you trained in those arts, to call yourselves that? Or just a bunch of wannabes?

edit: I thought it was pretty clear it was a joke, as there is no way to actually train to be a Jedi, because it's not real. Wooshes happen, but this one is pretty bad. Like what in the world did you people even think I meant?

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u/shootphotosnotarabs May 22 '22

Why is this downvoted to hell? I thought it was a good joke.

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u/d0ctorzaius May 22 '22

trained in those arts

So you're saying there IS a way to learn that power

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u/canonhourglass May 22 '22

What about powers that some would consider unnatural?

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u/gaybro96 May 22 '22

No fucking sense of humor in this sub apparently.

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u/Pons__Aelius May 22 '22

Christ was said to be able to walk on water.

Yet Christians put on life jackets and use boats...

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u/World_Voyager May 22 '22

Christians aren't Christ.

To be a jedi you need jedi powers. They claimed to be Jedis not Jedi followers.

Lawyered.

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u/Pons__Aelius May 22 '22

To be a jedi you need jedi powers

Says who?

To be a Christian, you follow the teaching of Christ, not perform the miracles he did.

To be Jedian (correct term for the followers of Jedi), you follow the teachings of the Jedi, not to perform the miracles they did.

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u/BrisbaneOlympics2032 May 22 '22

Tell me you have samurai swords on your wall and a waifu pillow without telling me etc...

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u/redunculuspanda May 21 '22

For throes that are not aware of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or Pastafarianism

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u/FrigidVengence May 22 '22

It just occurred to me that it's been so long since Pastafarianism started that a lot of younger people probably don't know know about it

Fuck I'm old

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

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u/Colosphe May 22 '22

I feel like most of the "parody religion" people either stopped caring entirely or moved on to The Satanic Temple. I've heard of TST organizing and action, but nothing from FSM.

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u/laurenlikeschaos May 22 '22

I’ve noticed an uptick in bumper stickers lately, R’Amen. May his noodly appendages extend to all.

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u/Slovene May 22 '22

What's uptick?

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u/theipodbackup May 22 '22

Nothin much tick, how bout you?

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u/EightandaHalf-Tails May 21 '22

R'Amen

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u/HighFiveKoala May 21 '22

He'll shoyu the right path

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u/MrMango34 May 21 '22

And soba our hearts and minds

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u/WarMachine4654 May 22 '22

Pick up your pennes and immortalize his teachings.

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u/Pokemon-fan96 May 22 '22

Be not alfredo. The biblically correct angelhair will be there

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u/Oxy_moronical May 22 '22

Because he belongs to The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster where the colander or pasta strainer is the official religious headgear of Pastafarianism. I know a few Pastafarians.

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u/Swizzlebit7250 May 22 '22

So, after 3 days dead, did pesto revive him?.

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u/planespotterhvn May 22 '22

I knew this man as a friend of mine in Christchurch New Zealand. There has been several others around the world too.

He worked hard to get that licence picture and had to argue hard for his case to get it.

For his role as a Pastafatisn Clergyman, he used to dress as a pirate and as Cardinal Sin or the Spanish Inquisition (Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition). He could recite the Parrot Sketch from Monty Python.

He was active in making complaints about quack alternative health remedies and services.

May you be touched by the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster's noodley appendages!

Ramen!

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u/randomhuman121 May 22 '22

Wait he’s in chch

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u/Tovarich_Zaitsev May 22 '22

Where else?

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u/planespotterhvn May 22 '22

Sadly he died last year. What a loss to the Skeptics and Pastafarian and IT communities.

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u/Tovarich_Zaitsev May 22 '22

Sorry for your loss bro

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u/[deleted] May 21 '22 LOVE!

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u/nexiDrux May 22 '22

I’m your pregnant 🤰

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u/Mr_Teofago May 22 '22

Aah a fellow believer. Long is the sacred spaguetti, long is his mercy.

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u/HugoZHackenbush2 May 21 '22

I cannoli imagine what was going on in his head..

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u/fatherfrank1 May 22 '22

Straining.

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u/recycleddesign May 22 '22

It’s just his way of reminding himself that his holiness is always above him

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u/GnowledgedGnome May 21 '22

I believe the same thing happened in the US

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u/rhinosyphilis May 21 '22

90s porn star Asia Carrera did it for sure a few years back

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u/gandalph91 May 22 '22

Multiple times

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u/MaracaJesus23 May 22 '22

His mom said he could never get his drivers license. You should’ve seen the look on her face when he drove pasta

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u/justfukinwitchu May 21 '22

Pastafarianism

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u/mimiccombatsociety May 22 '22

Yes I, Pas Trent. Ba da ding ding ding ding whoa! Who dem? You no wan test, me champion sound.

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u/lets_play_mole_play May 21 '22

FSM is a real religion

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u/dporiginal3 May 22 '22

Absolutely. As real as any other religion.

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u/ScarredAutisticChild May 22 '22

Here in NZ we recognise Pastafarianism as a legit religion (and Jedism) and since the Pasta Strainer is religious wear for Pastafarians it's not legal for them to demand you take it off.

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u/gonzo2thumbs May 21 '22

I love the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

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u/XxGRYMMxX May 21 '22

He was touched by the noodly appendage.

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u/shin_tetsuken May 22 '22

All Hail His Noodly Appendages!

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u/Guntalarm May 21 '22

I love NZ a little bit more than I already did. That's bloody brilliant!

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u/smackanally May 22 '22

He’s a pastafarian… for real

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u/maryjayjay May 22 '22

A councilman in NY was sworn into office wearing a strainer because he claimed he was a pastafarian. He would open meetings wearing it as a statement on the separation of church and state.

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u/JunoPK May 22 '22

My uncle did the same... For racist reasons though. He hates that Muslims are allowed to wear a veil for their ID card so he showed up with a pasta strainer to make a point - expecting the authorities to kick up a fuss and not let him. He had this whole speech planned out about them discriminating against his pastafarianism when they allow Muslims to do xyz bla bla bla.

Except they didn't bat an eye at his strainer and let him take the picture. He ended up paying to have another proper ID card done as he was too embarrassed to use the strainer one. Idiot.

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u/TheTyrantLeto May 21 '22

Clearly been touched by his noodly appendages.

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u/ThesoulerBAM May 22 '22

Flying Spaghetti Monster, hail!

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u/TheDemonBunny May 22 '22

He boiled for our sins

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u/hizakyte May 22 '22

He's our local church's pasta

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u/Due-Reading6335 May 22 '22

Go ahead and explore the rabbit hole of Pastafarian origin. Its worth it

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u/UnderTheSunHomeChef May 22 '22

Pastafarian you can anywhere

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u/mandzou May 21 '22

My man trying to get an Italian girl

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u/ReputationLower7789 May 21 '22

I’m surprised he wasn’t from the USA

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u/RandomOlderGuy May 22 '22

Well, the religion did come to prominence in Kansas.

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u/No-Wonder1139 May 21 '22

It is his religious right to wear it.

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u/ImmemorialTale May 22 '22

But the dmv wouldnt let me wear a headband? Im going to say its for religious purposes next time

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u/darthbasterd19 May 22 '22

All hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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u/hazyperspective May 22 '22

He boiled for your sins

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u/Jaspa70 May 22 '22

God damn I love my nation

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u/EtherealAriel May 22 '22

He's a Pastafarian.

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u/LycheeFar9869 May 22 '22

YES!! a good pirate of FSM!

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u/Star_Fazer May 22 '22

Flying Spaghetti Monster

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u/RestlessPoly May 22 '22

He is a pastafarian

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u/Many-Ebb-9424 May 22 '22

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

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u/Annanake420 May 22 '22

All hail the flying spaghetti monster. !

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u/bordain_de_putel May 22 '22

A while back, r/atheism was on the front page and for what seemed a long while people kept posting their ID with colanders on their heads.

Religious people of various degrees of zealousness started to get very upset and kept whining about it.

R/atheism is no longer on the front page.

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u/glisteningdinkus May 22 '22

The Pastafarians need to send their decals to Kansas to be displayed on police cars.

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u/NocuousGreen May 22 '22

May their noodly appendices bless you, Ramen!

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u/legoheadman- May 22 '22

And Americans say that they have freedom

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u/BoatTuggingJesus May 21 '22

Looks good👍

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u/antipodeananodyne May 21 '22

Ah Russell, yeah he’s a funny bugger

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u/Metro6000 May 22 '22

It does exist

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u/Florida2000 May 22 '22

The order of the Flying spaghetti Monster.... A believer as well

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u/rlab3 May 22 '22

A fellow pastafarian!

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u/swish301 May 22 '22

Reminds me of a local radio personality here in Philly who sees how much the DMV will let him get away with every time he gets his license renewed.

Casey’s License Photos

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u/LordMagnus227 May 22 '22

Yeah, they're called pastafarians.

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u/thedobermanmom May 22 '22

This man is my fucking hero.

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u/AztecWhistle9989 May 22 '22

Is he a Pastafarian?

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u/Azzy1825 May 22 '22

Very well possible

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u/SatansCavemen May 22 '22

Praise be to the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

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u/brewtown138 May 22 '22

I also have a pastastrainer on my head for WI

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u/suncoastkid1 May 22 '22

I'm not straining to comprehend this. R'amen.

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u/treegens May 22 '22

My old boss did this, he was 23 at the time and was super proud of himself for it. He’s 29 now and incredibly embarrassed.

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u/ExploderPodcast May 22 '22

Don't you DARE besmirch the good name of the First Church of Culinary! Blessed be he who embraces the callonder and separates his beliefs from the water of doubt.

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u/whitelightstorm May 22 '22

If a *priest* can wear a pink beanie, this man can wear whatever he deems to be *religious* as well.

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u/EzioAudiotore71 May 22 '22

I remember telling my mom about this. She stated that it was a fake religion created by the government to control Christians.

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u/Not_for_consumption May 22 '22

And an organ donor too. What a legend! 👍

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u/MotherofFred May 22 '22

Church of the flying spaghetti monster

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u/Professional-Paper75 May 22 '22

Good ol Pastafarianism

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u/OysterThePug May 22 '22

A dude comes in to our dispensary in seattle with an ID like this.

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u/Kiggzpawn May 22 '22

Not the hero we needed, but the hero we deserved.

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u/SufficientPrompt4425 May 22 '22

Bloody Russell, always stiring shit

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u/brycenotbrice May 22 '22 edited May 25 '22

"You have to take the strainer off, sir."

"It's for religious purposes."

"uhhh I don't even... Okay, fuck it."

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u/PadThaiiGuy May 22 '22

Guy did this Near my home town in BC, Canada back in 2014 lol

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u/fsurfer4 May 22 '22

A blue Pastafarian! Most of them are plain silver.

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u/livinginfutureworld May 22 '22

They are living in 3022 in New Zealand while the US is headed back to 1822.

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u/Terr_ May 22 '22

And best of all, it's a completely reasonable accommodation, because the ID still serves its secular purpose of helping identify that it matches the person holding it.