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Pastafarians rejoice as Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is granted permission to register as a religion in Poland



A church that worships an invisible flying spaghetti monster can now apply to be registered as an official religion in Poland, after a 2013 court ruling was overturned on Tuesday
A Warsaw court rejected a ruling by the Regional Administrative Court because the it had not allowed the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) a two-month extension for submitting outstanding documents, Polskie Radio has reported.  
A group of Pastafarians who gathered outside the court shouting "pasta" during the hearing on Tuesday welcomed the ruling.
In January, Pastafarian minister Christopher Schaeffer was sworn into the Pomfret New York Town Council this week with a colander on his head throughout the ceremony to represent his unique religious beliefs.

As a movement, Pastafarianism parodies orthodox religion and opposes the teaching of creationism and intelligent design. For example, prayers end with the word ‘ramen’ instead of ‘amen’ – a nod to Japanese noodles.
According the FSM's website, the church existed in secrecy until 2005 when the publication of a letter, complete with a drawing of the spaghetti monster that had been sent to a school board in Kansas.
The website insists Pastafarianism is a real religion, whose followers believe that pirates were the original Pastafarians and "were peaceful explorers and it was due to Christian misinformation that they have an image of outcast criminals today."

by independent


10 comments:

  1. These are not atheists. They believe in the pasta. Pls.

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  2. Our Pasta, who "Arghh" in the colander, Swallowed be thy sauce. Thy serving come, Thy strands be wrung, On forks as they are on spoons. Give us this day our garlic bread, And forgive us our starchiness, As we swashbuckle, splice the main-brace and cuss, And lead us not into Kraft parmessan, But deliver us from Chef Boy-Ar-Dee, For thine are Meatballs, and the beer, and the strippers, for ever and ever. R'Amen.

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  3. As a Roman Catholic, I cannot but feel sorry for this situation. This is not a religion. Religions - and atheism IS a religion - should all be respected as simply different beliefs. This is a parody which is being granted an official status along side established religions.

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  4. @Anonymous, April 10, 2014 at 1:26 AM: "This is not a religion".

    Sorry but it is... it's the duck-test, applied to religion: if it sounds like religion... if it argues like a religion... if it uses the same paraphernalia as religion... then for all we can tell it is a religion. Why would your arguments as a RC be true but the arguments of CotFSM not be when they are exactly the same in form?

    "atheism IS a religion"

    If that is the case then I argue that baldness is a color of hair... that silence is a sound... that vacuum is a physical object...

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  5. The Flying Spaghetti Monster is just as likely to exist as any other deity.

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  6. Off is a TV channel...

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  7. Religion is a belief or a wish! Atheism is a conclusion!

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  8. Dawkins says " religion is the only thing that will make a basically good person do a bad thing"
    So what bad things do Pastafarians have to do?

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  9. For all things we are compelled to do in the name of religion -even today-(protesting the distribution of condoms in AIDS riddled Africa, ie) it is with great relief that Pastafarians hold up the proverbial mirror. Take a good long look at yourselves, and reflect for a moment the blood on your hands for giving credence to your respective religions that have so self righteously spilled the blood of millions of innocents. Pasta lives. RAMEN.



    RAMEN. Pasta rules!

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  10. @Anonymous
    Is this a good time to bring up all the terrible things the rc church has done...in the name of god, of course.

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