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'Pastafarian' refuses to take spaghetti strainer off his head for license photo
nj.com ^ | 02/20/2013 | By Anthony G. Attrino/NJ.com

Posted on 02/22/2013 3:08:54 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

SOUTH BRUNSWICK – Motor vehicle workers in Dayton called police on a man who insisted on wearing a pasta strainer on his head during the taking of his driver’s license photo, according to a police report.

South Brunswick police officers responded to the MVC facility on Route 130 on a call that a man renewing his driver's license refused to remove the strainer on his head, according to a police report. The incident occurred about noon on Saturday, Feb. 2.

The man, Aaron Williams, 25, who gave an Egg Harbor Township address, told motor vehicle workers the strainer was a religious head covering and he had a right to wear it in his driver’s license photo.

Williams said he practices Pastafarianism.

Pastafarianism, or the Church of the Flying Spaghettic Monster, is a movement opposing teaching in schools of intelligent design and creationism.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Religion
KEYWORDS: antitheist; atheist; pastafarian; religion
Was gonna post this in the Religion Forum, but decided against it.
1 posted on 02/22/2013 3:09:13 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

2 posted on 02/22/2013 3:10:07 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If he’d have only worn a burqa....


3 posted on 02/22/2013 3:10:37 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’d really like to see them try to say that in front of God Himself. We’ll see what kind of jokesters they are then.


4 posted on 02/22/2013 3:13:28 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wonder what a tase to his pasta strainer would do.


5 posted on 02/22/2013 3:13:53 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Responsibility2nd
Was gonna post this in the Religion Forum, but decided against it.

See... I knew you were smart.

6 posted on 02/22/2013 3:14:31 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s “scolapasta” in the early texts, I think.


7 posted on 02/22/2013 3:16:45 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Paladin2
If he’d have only worn a burqa....

The truth will set you free, or would have if he'd just listened to you.

8 posted on 02/22/2013 3:19:04 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

Many people in this forum just seem to be missing the point, for some reason. So, who gets to decide when a religion becomes popular enough to warrant accommodations? Obama? Yet another unelected committee? A “popular” vote?


9 posted on 02/22/2013 3:20:37 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

10 posted on 02/22/2013 3:23:35 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It belongs in the Stupidity Forum!


12 posted on 02/22/2013 3:24:56 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

I agree, besides, it does not seem to violate the standard Leftist mantra of “As long as it doesn’t hurt anybody”


13 posted on 02/22/2013 3:26:56 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: Paladin2

That’s kind of his point I think.


14 posted on 02/22/2013 2:43:14 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Pichers?

Free beer is the way to go.

15 posted on 02/22/2013 2:48:26 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
If he’d have only worn a burqa....

I think this is what he's mocking. Kudos to him!

16 posted on 02/22/2013 2:52:42 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I wonder what a tase to his pasta strainer would do.

Probably send him to Pastafarian heaven with its beer volcanoes and the stripper factory.

17 posted on 02/22/2013 2:53:32 PM PST by 0.E.O
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Church of the Flying Spaghettic(sic) Monster” founded by Al Dente.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 2:57:27 PM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Betcha he loves, he loves, he loves his colander girl....


19 posted on 02/22/2013 2:59:04 PM PST by mikrofon (Yea-ay-yeah)
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...every day, every day, of the year!


20 posted on 02/22/2013 3:07:17 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Look around. It’s clear the Almighty has a wicked sense of humor.


21 posted on 02/22/2013 3:08:02 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 0.E.O
Pastafarian heaven with its beer volcanoes and the stripper factory.

If that's Pastafarian heaven then I'm going to the wrong church.

22 posted on 02/22/2013 3:11:09 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Mad Dawgg
It might be this Dork

23 posted on 02/22/2013 3:12:30 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"I wonder what a tase to his pasta strainer would do."

Provide him an excellent basis for a six figure settlement.

24 posted on 02/22/2013 3:19:02 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I love this for the pure anarchy it represents.


25 posted on 02/22/2013 3:55:01 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: BenLurkin
It might be this Dork

Dork?

Dude, the guy is trying to bring attention to the ridiculous government justifications to allow, for example, Muslim women to wear a burka for their Driver's License pictures. I wish there were a few more "dorks" out there like him.

Oh, and the story's two years old already. Where've y'all been?

26 posted on 02/22/2013 4:10:31 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

27 posted on 02/22/2013 4:28:36 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: muir_redwoods

not at His expense. humor is fine, but mocking him is another thing. and i would expect adults to know the difference.


28 posted on 02/22/2013 4:34:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I know the difference and I’m convinced of my opinion. In fact you’ve just added more evidence.


29 posted on 02/22/2013 4:39:40 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: muir_redwoods

i doubt it, given the people who reference this tend to be atheists because they are openly mocking Christians they believe are stupid at best and the source of the world’s problems, at worst.

believe what youy want.


30 posted on 02/22/2013 4:50:04 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Well bless your little heart for giving me permission to believe as I like.


31 posted on 02/22/2013 4:52:47 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Paladin2
If he’d have only worn a burqa....

Blast -beat Me to it! *grin*

32 posted on 02/22/2013 5:53:56 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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So, who gets to decide when a religion becomes popular enough to warrant accommodations?

Apparently, Obama. According to 99.9 percent of jounalists, media outlets, chief LEOs, and hollywood 'elites'.

Liberal liars are at fault. Politicians are at fault.

But I repeat Myself...

33 posted on 02/22/2013 6:10:08 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: 0.E.O
Probably send him to Pastafarian heaven with its beer volcanoes and the stripper factory.

I'm sold. *grin*

34 posted on 02/22/2013 6:12:45 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

So it’s against Sharia Law then?


35 posted on 02/22/2013 6:56:06 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He sounds perfectly rational to me, totally normal by today’s standards.


36 posted on 02/22/2013 7:15:31 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: muir_redwoods
IDIOT GETS TASED IN COURT
37 posted on 02/22/2013 10:30:02 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Responsibility2nd

The guy should be arrested for perjury as it shouldn’t be too hard to ascertain that he is, in fact, an atheist, and a troubled one at that. Which would be hard to reconcile with any religion, particularly one that doesn’t have any measurable congregation.


38 posted on 02/23/2013 5:40:10 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: The Antiyuppie
Many people in this forum just seem to be missing the point, for some reason.

Not me. I get it.

So, who gets to decide when a religion becomes popular enough to warrant accommodations?

A good question. Do you have an answer ?

39 posted on 02/24/2013 6:36:21 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

“So, who gets to decide when a religion becomes popular enough to warrant accommodations?”

A good question. Do you have an answer ?

Yes in fact, I do - none! That is the fairest thing possible and this photo IS for legal identification purposes. I don’t see Jews whining about having to take off their yarmulkes. I can’t even wear my GLASSES when that photo is taken. I like my glasses.


40 posted on 02/24/2013 4:00:09 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: mikrofon

Nyuk nyuk!! Nice one...


41 posted on 02/24/2013 4:06:30 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

“The guy should be arrested for perjury as it shouldn’t be too hard to ascertain that he is, in fact, an atheist, and a troubled one at that. Which would be hard to reconcile with any religion, particularly one that doesn’t have any measurable congregation.”

I really don’t know where to start with the above comment, but I will give it a shot.

0. Because he is obviously troubled, he should be psychoanalyzed to determine what, if any, religion he has.

Then...

1. He should be arrested for not having a religion.
2. He should be arrested for not having a popular religion.
3. He should be arrested for having a false religion.

I suspect that you are a Republican, but I’m sorry, the fascist/statist end of the political spectrum in the US is already well-occupied and covered by the liberals of the Democratic party. Please try again. On second thought, I believe that you might do very well in Saudi Arabia or Iran.


42 posted on 02/24/2013 4:13:20 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie
Or the more likely explanation is that I'm well aware of the fact that this isn't the first moron to pull the spaghetti strainer stunt claiming to be a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Others have tried this in the past. Big shock -- they were atheists making some kind of weird point. If any wasn't (and I'm not aware that any weren't), they still weren't a member of that church because it doesn't exist. It's a joke.

Would you allow someone to wear an ancient Egyptian headdress on a drivers license because they claimed to worship Ra?

So, simply put, person sues government because it's violating his religious beliefs. Person doesn't actually have those religious beliefs. Person has perjured himself and wasted everyone's time. Person should be fined and/or locked up, as the law prescribes.

No one advocates prison for fools claiming that they are "pastafarian", only ones who pull crazy stunts. (And if this guy isn't suing, then, fine. Leave him alone. But don't give him a license, either.)

43 posted on 02/24/2013 4:35:39 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: The Antiyuppie
I suspect that you are a Republican, but I’m sorry, the fascist/statist end of the political spectrum in the US is already well-occupied and covered by the liberals of the Democratic party. Please try again. On second thought, I believe that you might do very well in Saudi Arabia or Iran.

By the way, not Republican. Should I label you a liberal or a socialist? Nah, I wouldn't, because then I would be prejudging someone based on no information. Kinda like you did. Have a happy day.

44 posted on 02/24/2013 4:37:37 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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Yes in fact, I do - none! That is the fairest thing possible and this photo IS for legal identification purposes. I don’t see Jews whining about having to take off their yarmulkes. I can’t even wear my GLASSES when that photo is taken. I like my glasses.

Well... I agree with you, but I don't think the Muslims do. And that may very well be the point of this 'refusal' to remove the strainer. (or the guy is just crazy).

45 posted on 02/24/2013 7:25:40 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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