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Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

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

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 09.13.2014 | 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...

Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday Displays Really Catching On

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

A display dedicated to the Flying Spaghetti Monster is now on display in the Florida capitol, next to a Nativity scene, a Christmas tree and a Festivu...

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...

Russians HATE The Pastafarians

Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion

The Pastafarian rally in Russia on August 17th began in a light-hearted manner, as members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster took to the s...

'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 ...

Should We Fear Modern Religions?

Eliza Wood | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Eliza Wood

While some consider these movements and "churches" irreligious affronts to the world's larger and longstanding faiths, are they any less valid than any other older faiths?

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...

I'm With Stupid: Use Your Noodle to Fight for Men's Rights

Todd Hartley | Posted 09.14.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Gentlemen, we have a problem. It seems that once again our rights have come under attack. What rights, you ask? Why, only the right to be thoughtless, juvenile, unkempt, out-of-shape pigs.

WATCH: Religion Compels This 'Pastafarian' To Wear A Colander On Head

Posted 09.12.2011 | Weird News

Religion compels this man to wear a spaghetti strainer on his head. Niko Alm, a self-described "pastafarian," has been given the right to wear a co...