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‘Flying spaghetti monster’ sea creature discovered living thousands of feet beneath the ocean

Pastafarians rejoice, the flying spaghetti monster lives! Well, it lives in the media anyway, in this instance in UK tabloid the Mirror:

jellyfish like creature which has a striking resemblance to a parody religious god has been found living beneath the ocean.

This footage was captured by a remote control underwater vehicle and shows a ‘flying spaghetti monster’ living 4,000ft beneath the Atlantic.

BP workers were so amazed by the creature’s similarities to the mythical god that they called their discovery after it.

They then sent the footage, filmed off the cost of Angola, to marine scientists in Southampton.

Experts at the National Oceanography Centre believe the monster is a type of siphonophore – similar to jellyfish – known technically as Bathyphysa conifera.

In 2005 physics graduate Bobby Henderson created the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster as a protest against the teaching of Intelligent design – a theory that the creation of the universe can be explained by intelligent argument and not natural occurrences…

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Czech Pastafarian Wins Rights To Wear Strainer At All Times


Someone stop this before it makes a mockery out of religion! The Daily Mail reports:

Prankster Lukas Novy, from Brno in the Czech Republic, claims that his Pastafarian faith means he has to wear the sieve at all times. Novy claims to be a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Officials ruled that turning down Novy’s request would be a breach of the country’s religious equality laws. Brno City Hall spokesman Pavel Zara explained: ‘The application complies with the laws of the Czech Republic where headgear for religious or medical reasons is permitted if it does not hide the face.’

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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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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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