Thursday

student's religious rights violated

This kid is a PASTAFARIAN, AND CAME TO SCHOOL DRESSED AS A PIRATE.

The school sent him home.

7 comments:

britney said...

lol - hilarious! the FSM movement is really gaining momentum!

Anonymous said...

This is closer to home than it seems: http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200770328123

Anonymous said...

april fools? please tell me people don't really believe in a giant pasta monster? could be yummy though

Laura Linger said...

Anonymous, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (of which I have been a proud member since 2005) is sort of a parody on people who have out-of-control beliefs, be it for a man in the sky or whatever.

The movement has taken hold, primarily among those who are sick and tired of having so-called "Christians" riding roughshod over those of us who do not share their extremist beliefs.

And the school in this story absolutely proved what FSM is all about, and why it is necessary in this fucked-up country of ours.

Anonymous said...

Oh, please! The school doesn't care if the kid wants to worship a Flying Spaghetti Monster. The problem was a disruption in class. I could only imagine what sort of craziness would ensue in my old school if someone came dressed as a pirate. If this were a serious religion, it'd be a serious issue, but you yourself, as a member, admit that it's a parody. While I get the joke and find the whole situation pretty funny, you have to admit that when you waste time and resources on a case like this, you have less time to deal with serious rights violations.

And just as an aside, as one of those "so-called 'Christians'", I have to say that I never tried to go to school or work dressed as the virgin Mary or Eve.

katie allison granju said...

Ah, but what if your religion CALLED FOR you to come dressed as Eve? This is actually more akin to Muslim girls wearing headscarves to class. WOuld that be disruptive?

Anonymous said...

give me a break: I am sure the school knows the difference between genuine religion and someone trying to make a point by parody. What a bunch of babies.