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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...

How About a Saturnalia Display?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are only two valid choices for a secular government agency to make, constitutionally, when it comes to allowing religious displays on its property: Allow everyone in, or allow nobody to erect such displays. What the Constitution forbids is playing favorites.

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...

Flying Spaghetti Monster On Display At Wisconsin State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

The Flying Spaghetti Monster has joined the array of holiday displays at the Wisconsin state capitol. The Monster, a symbol of the Church of the Fl...

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...

New Scientific Evidence Proves the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

Community Advocate Stuart | Posted 10.14.2013 | Science
Community Advocate Stuart

It is appropriate to seek evidence for claims about the nature of things and it is also equally appropriate to form our opinions and ideas around it, to be mutable in our thinking and able to evaluate our observations of the universe.

New 'Monkey Law' Imperils Science In Tennessee

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.23.2012 | Science
Cara Santa Maria

We live in the 21st century, the century of biotechnology. Without an appropriate understanding of evolution, students will be at a disadvantage in the workforce. And without an understanding of anthropogenic climate change, how can we expect Tennessee children to grow up to become members of an informed electorate?

God Does Not Exist...

Pierre Whalon | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

Call this the logic of divine being. Now, this is no proof for God. But it does set up the terms within which conversation about God should take place.

Courthouse's Crucified Santa Skeleton Taken Down (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.06.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Loudoun County Courthouse is no longer home to an unusually inflammatory Christmas display -- a skeleton in a Santa suit, hanging on...

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."

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...

Religion, Bigotry, and Political Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Put aside the crazy "Obama's a Muslim" idiocy -- assume John McCain had won the presidency instead. Do you really think the Senate would confirm a Muslim candidate right now, even a conservative right-wing one? I don't.