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Austrian atheist wins right to wear spaghetti strainer as religious headgear

article Read More An Austrian man has won a three-year battle with authorities and now has a drivers license in which he is wearing a spaghetti strainer as religious headgear, the BBC reports. The only headgear allowed in Austrian ID Cards are ones worn for religious purposes. Niko Alm claimed the strainer was a requirement of his religion, The Church of the Flying Spaghetti monster, or pastafarianism. The only dogma of the parody-religion is "the rejection of all dogma," and pastafarianism came out as a protest when the Kansas School Board ruled in 2005 that intelligent design can be taught in schools. Niko Alm applied to be able to wear a spaghetti strainer on his license like members of any other faith are allowed to wear their head-coverings. The stunt meant that the au... Read more Read More

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