Pastafarian Atheist Allowed Pasta Strainer Headgear on Driver’s License

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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Sara Noble

Sara Noble

Sara Noble, B.A. English Literature, St. John's University; M.S. Education, M.A. Administration, Hofstra University. World traveler. Worked with children as a teacher and school administrator for three decades. Published in educational journals, children's mystery magazines, and was an editor at This Week Magazine. I am devoted to an America that promotes free enterprise and ingenuity, values the Constitution as intended, and does not encourage a nanny state under the casuistic banner of "the common good".