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Austrian Belongs to "The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster"

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07/13/2011 09:08 PM
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Austrian Belongs to "The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster"
absolutely brilliant! 1rof1

An Austrian atheist has won the right to be shown on his driving-licence photo wearing a pasta strainer as "religious headgear".

Niko Alm first applied for the licence three years ago after reading that headgear was allowed in official pictures only for confessional reasons.

Mr Alm said the sieve was a requirement of his religion, pastafarianism.

The Austrian authorities required him to obtain a doctor's certificate that he was "psychologically fit" to drive.

The idea came into Mr Alm's noodle three years ago as a way of making a serious, if ironic, point.

A self-confessed atheist, Mr Alm says he belongs to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a light-hearted faith whose members call themselves pastafarians.

[link to www.bbc.co.uk]

Last Edited by icphotons on 07/13/2011 09:14 PM