A Pastafarian Is A U.S. Soldier (Finally)

FSMThanks for the find from Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing:

Justin Griffith, an atheist in the US military, tells the story of how he ended up with ATHEIST/FSM on his dogtags. It all started when he enlisted as an atheist, only to have his recruiter record his religion as “Baptist.” Even switching recruiters didn’t end up with the error corrected. At boot camp, recruits were only allowed one “holy book” from their stated religion, so he brought The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which became the most-loved book in camp, much-borrowed and re-read by the other recruits. Even his drill sergeant liked it. Kinda.

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  • Heath

    may pasta be on thy plate…

  • Anti_Secret_Squirrel

    There are more atheist and agnostic people out there then anyone would like to admit.  I know many people that label themselves as “Christian” just because they have not been fully exposed other religious beliefs (or lack of therof).  I just feel like most religion resembles a “fairy” tale.  Why do I want to do everything “right” in life and still be a “sinner” just to “maybe” though highly unlikely get a reward in the afterlife.  I think I am going to make the Earth a better place to live (and a cleaner one at that) and party it up here!!!

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ MarkusGarvey

    rAmen!..the beer and strippers, shall flow in abundance, all the days of his life…

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