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Former Porn Star, Atheist, Pastafarian Wears Colander For Utah Driver's License

AP | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver's license photo taken while wearing a...

Pastafarians Go Mainstream

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Given their antic and piratical culture, not to mention their tendency to pray "In the Name of the Pasta, and of the Sauce, and of the Holy Meatballs," I asked Desky if Pastafarians should be regarded as authentic worshipers of His Spaghettiness or just in it for the, uh, saucy fun.

Is It Time for Government to Recognize the Rights of Pastafarians?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 11.13.2014 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Whether or not you think the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a joke, the stakes are quite serious. Indeed, they go right to the heart of two essential questions: What is nature of religion, and what is the role of government?

Pastafarian Wears Spaghetti Strainer In Oklahoma Driver's License Photo

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion

When it came to her driver’s license photo, one Oklahoma woman had no problem taking her glasses off to give the camera a clear shot of her face. ...

When Hell Freezes Over

Adam Banner | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Adam Banner

In a move that has rankled many in this predominantly conservative Christian state, the Satanic Temple in New York has formally applied with the Oklahoma Capitol's grounds committee to build a statue of Baphomet, a goat-headed depiction of Satan, in the state's capitol building.

Pastafarian Sworn Into Town Council Wearing Colander

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Christopher Schaeffer, a Pastafarian minister, was sworn into the Pomfret, N.Y. Town Council last week wearing a colander, the Observer reported on Fr...

The True Meaning of Christmas

Staks Rosch | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Staks Rosch

Jesus obviously isn't the reason for the season. So what is? Many atheists joke that the reason for the season is the tilt of the Earth's axis. That's funny and all, but it only goes one level deeper than the Christian view. Here is the godless honest truth.

Pastafarian Wins Battle At The DMV, Wears Colander On Head For License Photo

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

Trips to the DMV don't typically elicit genuine smiles, but from beneath a metal pasta strainer, Texas Tech student and practicing Pastafarian Eddie C...

'Pastafarian' Refuses To Remove Pasta Strainer For License Photo

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.21.2013 | Religion

Employees at a Motor Vehicle Commission office in New Jersey called the police on Feb. 2, when a man claiming to be a "Pastafarian" -- a follower of ...

Jedis And Pastafarians: Real Religion Or Just A Joke?

Posted 10.13.2011 | Religion

By Jack Jenkins Religion News Service (RNS) When congregants of West Side Church and the Christian Life Center in Bend, Ore., awoke in June to new...

Protecting Pastafarians: When Does Religious Freedom Become Ridiculous?

Frank Fredericks | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

While doing my daily routine of scanning religious freedom articles, I came across a rather striking headline: "'Pastafarian' Wins Religious Freedom Right to Wear Pasta Strainer for Driving Licence."