Mienke de Wilde poses with a pasta strainer on her head in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The Dutch council of state has ruled that Pastafarianism is not a religion, denying a follower of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster the right to wear a colander on her head in her passport and driving licence photo. The church was founded in the US in by Bobby Henderson as a response to Christian fundamentalists advocating the teaching of creationism in schools. In an open letter, Henderson demanded equal time in science classrooms for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism. I find other religions unbelievable.
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HOMER, Alaska — A pastor wearing a colander on his head offered the opening prayer on behalf of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to open a local government meeting in Alaska, the latest blessing from a nontraditional church since a court ruling. The only people who stood for the invocation were those without seats in the standing-room-only assembly hall in Homer, which is about miles south of Anchorage. One man turned his back to face the wall during the invocation, and other men did not remove their hats. Other plaintiffs who had been denied permission to give the invocations included an atheist and a Jewish woman. The Alaska Supreme Court last October ruled that the borough policy was unconstitutional, and the borough government changed it in November to allow anyone to offer invocations regardless of religion. Its founder sent a letter about FSM as a way to argue against teaching creationism in biology classes, the Homer News has reported. Many label the movement as satire, but it is recognized as an official religion in some countries, the News reported.
Top definition. Worshipper and follower of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Have you been touched by His Noodly Appendage? Then put on your pirate outfit and join the Pastafarians! Mar 14 Word of the Day.