Pastafarian Atheist Allowed Pasta Strainer Headgear on Driver’s License

August 8, 2012
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Ya gotta love these atheists!

Niko Alm, an Austrian atheist, received permission to wear a pasta strainer on his head for his driver’s license. Headgear is only allowed on Austrian licenses for religious reasons.  Alm used the argument that the sieve was required by his religion of Pastafarianism. Now he wants to have his single-member church recognized as a religion.

Austrian authorities made him get a doctor’s letter stating he was mentally fit to drive.

BBC New reported that Mr. Alm, a self-confessed atheist, says

“…he belongs to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a light-hearted, US-based faith whose members call themselves pastafarians.

A medical interview established the self-styled “pastafarian” was mentally fit to drive

The group’s website states that “the only dogma allowed in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the rejection of dogma”…

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