Pasta Strainer Accepted As Religious Headgear

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Austrian government accepts pasta strainer as religious headgear for driver’s licence photo

Pastafarian in Austria
A Pastafarian in Austria

In breaking news published by ‘Good‘,  the following hilarious report has come to our attention:

Austrian atheist Niko Alm supports the Church of the flying spaghetti monster, a joke religion conjured up by atheists who say their make-believe stories are no better or worse than any traditional church’s. In 2008, to make a point about his faith’s sanctity compared to others, Alm asked to wear a pasta strainer on his head for his driver’s license photo. Austrian citizens are only allowed to wear headgear in state IDs for religious purposes, so Alm, a Spaghetti Monster “pastafarian,” argued that a colander is his “religious headgear.”

This week, after avoiding Alm for three years and even making him submit to a psychiatric examination, the Austrian government caved. Alm now has a valid Austrian drivers license, complete with colander.

Score one for the freethinkers. Now who will be the first to try this on in America?

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