Driver Succeeds In Effort To Wear Pasta Strainer On License As Pastafarian

If this driver’s license appears a bit odd, it may be due to the fact that Niko Alm is wearing a pasta strainer. An atheist, Alm claimed that the pasta strainer was religious headgear as a pastafarian and member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It is not clear if he listed his weight as al dente.

Alm came up with the idea when he read that headgear was allowed in official pictures only for religious reasons. Police say that the only issue for them is that his face is fully visible. The Austrian police did however require him to obtain a doctor’s certificate that he was “psychologically fit” to drive.

Alm was cleared as perfectly sane.

Source: BBC

24 thoughts on “Driver Succeeds In Effort To Wear Pasta Strainer On License As Pastafarian”

  1. Brian, Thanks for the link, it was a charming article. I could enjoy their ceremony from even a purely secular point of view.

    From linked article:

    “Ritual In accord with the Basic Tenets, Reformed Druid worship is directed toward Nature. Services involve gathering in a wooded place periodically (the original group met weekly during warm weather) and on the festival days of Northern European Pagan tradition. Services typically include:

    The ritual consumption of “spirits” (Scotch whisky blended with water), called “the Waters-of-Life”.[citation needed]
    The singing of religious songs.
    The performance of ceremonial chanting.
    Prayers and meditations.
    The written liturgy[11] calls for a “sacrifice of life”. An early disagreement, recounted in The Druid Chronicles, was resolved by limiting the sacrifice to plant life, whence the term “Reformed” was adopted as part of the group’s name.[citation needed]”

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