I posted Pastafarianism 101 on My Other Blog back in September of 2014. I didn’t know there had been an ongoing court case over the issue ever since. Pastafarianism (a play on the words pasta and Rastafarianism) is based on the idea that a flying spaghetti is just as likely to exist as God. Neither can be proven to not exist. Here’s an except from Wikipedia:
The “Flying Spaghetti Monster” was first described in a satirical open letter written by Bobby Henderson in 2005 to protest the Kansas State Board of Education decision to permit teaching intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in public school science classes. In that letter, Henderson satirized creationism by professing his belief that whenever a scientist carbon-dates an object, a supernatural creator that closely resembles spaghetti and meatballs is there “changing the results with His Noodly Appendage”. Henderson argued that his beliefs were just as valid as intelligent design, and called for equal time in science classrooms alongside intelligent design and evolution. After Henderson published the letter on his website, the Flying Spaghetti Monster rapidly became an Internet phenomenon and a symbol of opposition to the teaching of intelligent design in public schools.
I removed all the active links from the wiki, click here to read the full entry.
Some of the headlines claim Shawna Hammond won her case in court while others say the DMV settled with her. I think it’s better to let her take her picture with a spaghetti strainer on her head than waste taxpayer money and clog up the court system fighting this case. I hope she has one on in the event the police pull her over; No one cares for a Pastafarian hypocrite.