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‘Pastafarian’ fights to wear colander in driver’s licence photo



A bad driver’s license photo can be embarrassing. In the case of Obi Canuel it’s more frustrating than embarrassing. Although that’s an odd statement in his case.

A weird battle is brewing in a Canadian town over religious headwear worn in Canuel’s driver’s license photo.

The man says it’s religious expression. He belongs to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Seriously. This guy is ordained minister in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

He says the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, in Canada, is denying him the right to be able to wear the spaghetti strainer on his head.

Apparently “Pastafarians” are a real thing, even in the U.S. Check out their official website.

Here are some bullet points from the website describing Pastafarians:

  • We believe pirates, the original Pastafarians, were peaceful explorers and it was due to Christian misinformation that they have an image of outcast criminals today
  • We are fond of beer
  • Every Friday is a Religious Holiday
  • We do not take ourselves too seriously
  • We embrace contradictions (though in that we are hardly unique)

I agree with 4 out of the 5 listed above. Does that mean I should join the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? Well, I did eat spaghetti for lunch. Now I just have to find a kick ass colander to wear.

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