Pastafarian Wins Right To Wear Pasta Strainer On Head In Driver’s License

tallThis is my kind of “religious freedom” — an Austrian has won his legal battle to appear with his faith’s headgear — a colander — on his government ID. The BBC reports:

A self-confessed atheist, Niko Alm first applied for the license 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.

After receiving his application the Austrian authorities had required him to obtain a doctor’s certificate that he was “psychologically fit” to drive.

Mr Alm’s pastafarian-style application for a driving licence was a response to the Austrian recognition of confessional headgear in official photographs. The licence took three years to come through and, according to Mr Alm, he was asked to submit to a medical interview to check on his mental fitness to drive but – straining credulity — his efforts have finally paid off.

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25 Comments on "Pastafarian Wins Right To Wear Pasta Strainer On Head In Driver’s License"

  1. Whatever it takes to make religious people realize their complete Idiots. Well, since punching them in the face isn’t legal.

  2. jasonpaulhayes | Jul 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm |

    Whatever it takes to make religious people realize they’re complete Idiots. Well, since punching them in the face isn’t legal.

    • Bigdickmegaherz | Jul 18, 2011 at 10:44 pm |

      Wow, prejudiced much. Your the perfect example of a militant atheist. Asshole.

      • The_Baffler | Jul 19, 2011 at 12:45 am |

        Militant Atheists are the reason Atheists are so despised. No one will be converted by ranting and raving, so why bother?

        If someone wants to believe in some bearded man in the sky, go for it. If belief in a higher power helps you live a happier life, more power to you. Just don’t preach to me, and I won’t preach to you.

      • bobbiethejean | Jul 19, 2011 at 7:28 am |

        Militant Christians kill abortion doctors and teach their children hatred. Militant Muslims blow up buildings. Militant atheists bitch on the internet.

        • Jin The Ninja | Jul 19, 2011 at 11:34 pm |

          militant atheists propagated eugenicist policies in the 1920s, caused cultural genocide in china in the 1950s, and seem to overtly and purposely redact historical events and their contexts on the internet.

          humanity has a large (some might say majority) share of dicks and crazies, and from ALL isms they arise.

          so let’s not oversimplify things shall we?

  3. Anonymous | Jul 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm |

    Score!

  4. MoralDrift | Jul 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm |

    Score!

  5. get real you sound like an unemployed homo with a husky dog as a pet that bosses you around all day

  6. wow you’re such a clever homophobe.

  7. Anonymous | Jul 19, 2011 at 1:12 am |

    homphobe/mutated inbred.

  8. Bigdickmegaherz | Jul 19, 2011 at 2:44 am |

    Wow, prejudiced much. Your the perfect example of a militant atheist. Asshole.

  9. Anonymous | Jul 19, 2011 at 4:45 am |

    Militant Atheists are the reason Atheists are so despised. No one will be converted by ranting and raving, so why bother?

    If someone wants to believe in some bearded man in the sky, go for it. If belief in a higher power helps you live a happier life, more power to you. Just don’t preach to me, and I won’t preach to you.

  10. bobbiethejean | Jul 19, 2011 at 7:26 am |

    Ramen.

  11. Militant Christians kill abortion doctors and teach their children hatred. Militant Muslims blow up buildings. Militant atheists bitch on the internet.

  12. Simiantongue | Jul 19, 2011 at 11:31 pm |

    Chicken of course. Beef or shrimp is just blasphemy.

  13. Simiantongue | Jul 19, 2011 at 11:31 pm |

    Chicken of course. Beef or shrimp is just blasphemy.

  14. Galacticdancex | Jul 20, 2011 at 12:01 am |

    “Believer” or “non believer” the problem simply stems from people who do not have love in their lives because if you do have love in your life and you are truly a kind and caring person you won’t have any reason to complain or cause harm to others and that is something anyone of any religion(or not for that matter) can strive to be.  

  15. Galacticdancex | Jul 20, 2011 at 12:01 am |

    “Believer” or “non believer” the problem simply stems from people who do not have love in their lives because if you do have love in your life and you are truly a kind and caring person you won’t have any reason to complain or cause harm to others and that is something anyone of any religion(or not for that matter) can strive to be.  

  16. Galacticdancex | Jul 19, 2011 at 8:01 pm |

    “Believer” or “non believer” the problem simply stems from people who do not have love in their lives because if you do have love in your life and you are truly a kind and caring person you won’t have any reason to complain or cause harm to others and that is something anyone of any religion(or not for that matter) can strive to be.  

    • Galacticdancex | Jul 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm |

       People who hate* are the cause of all problems those people are disguised as religious beings and atheists .

  17. Galacticdancex | Jul 20, 2011 at 12:04 am |

     People who hate* are the cause of all problems those people are disguised as religious beings and atheists .

  18. Anonymous | Jul 20, 2011 at 3:34 am |

    militant atheists propagated eugenicist policies in the 1920s, caused cultural genocide in china in the 1950s, and seem to overtly and purposely redact historical events and their contexts on the internet.

    humanity has a large (some might say majority) share of dicks and crazies, and from ALL isms they arise.

    so let’s not oversimplify things shall we?

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