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Pastafarian. Don't read the tags. Pastafarian student allowed to wear pasta strainer on head for driver' s license photo Eri C Owens - A student at Texas Tech U

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#29 - xdeathspawnx (08/28/2013) [-]
one small step for pastafarians,
one cosmic leap for the flying spaghetti monster.
#26 - madfunny (08/28/2013) [-]
I say this is more of a win for the "Not My Job" award for whoever took the picture...

I'm here for my drivers license photo

Why are you wearing a spaghetti strainer on your head?

I'm pastafarian. See we believe the flying spaghetti monster...

I don't care, just stand in front of the damn camera.
User avatar #68 - ilovehitler (08/28/2013) [-]
I'm just wondering how long it will take for there to actually be people who believe in the FSM.
I mean, it sure as hell didn't start off serious, but what's to stop it from becoming an actual religion some day?
#103 to #68 - thisxshitxisxhard (08/28/2013) [-]
i think its reached that point of being a religion and im ok with that
User avatar #142 to #103 - darkhaitsu **User deleted account** (08/28/2013) [-]
It has
User avatar #130 to #68 - ludislavonac (08/28/2013) [-]
Well there is a Jedi religion in australia so it wouldn't surprise me really
#191 - nigeltheoutlaw (08/28/2013) [-]
It's posts like these that I really don't get FJ. The community here makes jokes about rape, murder, pedophilia, torture, genocide, and abortion, and insults people and groups based off of their race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, and disabilities, but when you have one post mocking religion it seems like everybody suddenly feels insulted. So all of the other crass and insulting humor is okay, but anything even remotely criticizing or mocking religion is suddenly going too far? It doesn't make a lick of sense when you consider that no other topic regularly results in a ********* for an insult.

mfw having opinions.
#202 to #191 - nylak (08/28/2013) [-]
Probably because at least half the posters are probably at least somewhat religious, even if they don't feel particularly strongly about it, whereas there are very few posters who are gay, vegan/vegetarian, female (and have the lady-balls to get offended when insulted), disabled, etc. So when those smaller groups in particular are mocked, those that rise up to defend them are quickly thumbed down to oblivion, whereas the religious among us have a bit of a stronger voice if only because they are more numerous.
User avatar #204 to #202 - nigeltheoutlaw (08/28/2013) [-]
That makes sense, but I feel that they should be able to take it as well as they dish it out. Otherwise it just makes them look like asses.
User avatar #206 to #204 - nylak (08/28/2013) [-]
Dude, this site is just filled to the brim with asses. I'm pretty sure there's something in the water here that just turns everyone into immature assholes.
#40 - dereken (08/28/2013) [-]
And her in Illinois I get OSS for having a rosary.

**** everything.
User avatar #44 to #40 - teoberry (08/28/2013) [-]
May I ask what OSS isÉ
#46 to #44 - xsolicitedsilkx (08/28/2013) [-]
I believe it means Out of School Suspension. Unless Dereken isn't in school and it's something else entirely.
#47 to #46 - dereken (08/28/2013) [-]
You're right man. Apparently it's "Gang Paraphernalia"

In the whitest, most boring town in the goddamn state.
#51 to #47 - xsolicitedsilkx (08/28/2013) [-]
How the **** is that considered Gang Paraphernalia? It's classified under 'religious items/wear' . While yes, in many student Code of Conduct books religious stuff is not tolerated unless you get clearance because.. youknow... stuff like a head covering or a Yarmulke is kind of important and a necessary excused privilege, most schools don't pay attention to that **** . As long as you're not harrassing other students with whatever you believe in usually teachers don't give a flying **** . Illinois sounds suckish.
#60 to #51 - nasserjamaliel (08/28/2013) [-]
i heard if you're catholic you arent actually suppose to wear them.. but then again im atheist soo idk what the **** im talking about hahah
#159 to #60 - dereken (08/28/2013) [-]
You're right, but even showing them is considered "Gang paraphernalia"

This is because we have a "gang" that refers to themselves as the Saints. And by "gang" I mean a group of kids who go into parking garages and smoke pot. ******* **** .
User avatar #50 to #47 - teoberry (08/28/2013) [-]
Wow, that's stupid.
User avatar #55 to #50 - mitchr (08/28/2013) [-]
Yeah, what the hell is with that.

On a related note, two good friends of mine always dressed up in costumes (no hats, following school rules with it) for Spirit Day.

They were told to stop.
User avatar #75 to #40 - Digitalphear (08/28/2013) [-]
Chicagofag reporting in.
#48 to #40 - dereken (08/28/2013) [-]
here*
#140 - flushfactor (08/28/2013) [-]
this
#146 to #140 - jackpumpkin (08/28/2013) [-]
exactly, thanks for point out this flagrant plagiarism!
User avatar #4 - umaya (08/27/2013) [-]
He did it to say to religious people "If you think my practices are silly then why should I respect yours?" and a few people got angry but that is expected.
#150 - decieverofthegods **User deleted account** (08/28/2013) [-]
#145 - kaliburnevs (08/28/2013) [-]
I'm going to say that, speaking as a religious person I don't find this offensive, I find this ******* hilarious. cause that's what it is. fellow religious users of FJ, learn to take a joke (you are on a comedy site after all).
#6 - marcinthedarc **User deleted account** (08/27/2013) [-]
original ************ .
User avatar #104 - granodd (08/28/2013) [-]
*Cop pulls him over* "I'm gonna need your license and registration"

*gives license and registartion* *sees he has a pasta strainer on his head in license picture*

Just... go...*hands back license and registration*
#36 - ubercomfychair (08/28/2013) [-]
didnt know there were any pastafarians old enough to get their drivers license
User avatar #12 - xldarkking (08/28/2013) [-]
YES! We all ******* get it. You're an atheist. Now if you really, I mean really ******* believe that there is a flying spaghetti monster then go ahead and believe in it and wear a pasta strainer. Its not my place to criticize. But if your doing this to speak out against religion and what people believe in to be a smartass....well, your not clever, you're an asshole.
tl;dr stop being a smartass you're not funny
User avatar #154 to #12 - daentraya (08/28/2013) [-]
I just like pasta and the idea that pirates gave out candy to children. Silliness is my kind of thing, you see
User avatar #185 to #12 - nigeltheoutlaw (08/28/2013) [-]
Why is it that insulting jokes stop being funny to funnyjunkers when the jokes start to target you in particular? It's just a ******* joke, lighten up.
#188 to #12 - tittentei (08/28/2013) [-]
Your comment summed up: "Your argument is really good, and I cannot discuss against it. I'll just call you an asshole, that will totally show you!"

Look at the added picture, where would you place your "argument"?
User avatar #225 to #12 - nogphille (08/28/2013) [-]
this was never meant to piss off any religious person, it's to show that no matter what religion, you're bound to the law and the law isn't going to adapt for you.

despite overwhelming evidence, creationists wished for creationism to be taught in schools. **** THAT.
despite making it harder for law enforcers to distinguish who's who when wearing headgear, some religions still got away with covering parts of their face in IDs. **** THAT.

there's a rational explenation for everything, but like a great comedian once said:
everybody gets offended all the time, yet religious people tend to make a monopoly about it, if they're not offended by one thing, they'll get offended by another.

(paraphrasing, probably badly => Hans Teeuwen)
User avatar #230 to #12 - xldarkking (08/28/2013) [-]
It's been fun talking with you all. But I'm done with religious debates
PS I'm not a "real/hardcore" christian, I'm more of an agnostic. I just grew up as a christian.
User avatar #70 to #12 - lateday (08/28/2013) [-]
This was never meant to be funny...
User avatar #81 to #70 - xldarkking (08/28/2013) [-]
I suppose I could've used a better word than "funny". How would you interpret what he did?
User avatar #83 to #81 - lateday (08/28/2013) [-]
Some sort of activism I suppose.
#172 to #12 - vos (08/28/2013) [-]
There's a bit of a fad on this site of being anti-argumentative and not wanting to 'rock the boat.'

It's got to the point where mass appeal comments like your own are thumbed highly despite this not really being atheist content, just some guy subverting passport regulations for ***** and giggles.

It's fine to not want to debate, but creating a culture against anyone else debating is counterproductive.

#16 to #12 - John Cena (08/28/2013) [-]
YES! We all ******* get it. You're a *insert religion*. Now if you really, I mean really ******* believe that there is a man in the sky then go ahead and believe in it and wear a kippah / hijab etc. Its not my place to criticize. But if your doing this to speak out against atheism and what people believe in to be a smartass....well, your not clever, you're an asshole .
tl;dr stop being an asshole you're not funny
User avatar #17 to #16 - xldarkking (08/28/2013) [-]
You missed the point of my rant. Pastafarianism is a parody religion to mock what others believe. One of my friends is highly into it and it's the only thing I don't like about him because he's doing it to be a smartass and an asshole. This dude who's wearing the pasta strainer is just the same, mocking religion and what others believe.
I respect atheists, you don't believe in a god? Fine. You're gunna be an asshole like this guy? Not fine
User avatar #19 to #17 - xldarkking (08/28/2013) [-]
*sigh* I know when i've been defeated. I'll take it like a man. Have fun being edgy.
User avatar #227 to #19 - vos (08/28/2013) [-]
Don't do that. Acting like the persecuted victim. By characterizing yourself as 'one man against the world,' you put yourself on the same road as the feminazis were on at one point.
User avatar #100 to #17 - zombiexslayer (08/28/2013) [-]
I don't believe he is trying to mock religion. Maybe he just thinks it's unfair that religious people get special treatment.
User avatar #23 to #17 - jinchuuriki (08/28/2013) [-]
"It’s not a joke. Elements of our religion are often described as satire and there are many members who do not literally believe our scripture, but this isn’t unusual in religion – it’s only more obvious in the case of our particular religion. A lot of Christians, for example, don’t believe the Bible is literally true – but that doesn’t mean they aren’t True Christians.

If you say Pastafarians must believe in a literal Flying Spaghetti Monster to be True Believers, then you can make a similar argument for Christians. There is a lot of outlandish stuff in the Bible that rational Christians choose to ignore. We do the same with our scripture. This is intentional."

States that it is not a parody or satire, but a legitimate religion. Stop being rude and acting like Pastafarians are stupid for their beliefs
User avatar #33 to #23 - xldarkking (08/28/2013) [-]
If people truly believe then as I said, fine. Who am I to be in the way of their religion? Im talking about people like my friend, he's an atheist who says hes pastafarian because it "Defies any sense of logic and intelligence." (His words not mine)
Are you saying I should respect that kind of view?
User avatar #42 to #33 - redtooth (08/28/2013) [-]
Well I know plenty of Christians who think all gay people should be eradicated or shipped to a distant planet and left to their own devices.

Just sayin', man, world views don't depend on a religion but on how smart a person is. While the opinion of your friend sounds like the opinion of a person who's doing it out of a trend, he's partly right - what makes Pastafarianism any less of a valid religion than yours?
User avatar #45 to #42 - xldarkking (08/28/2013) [-]
He's using it to mock, that's the difference. He doesn't truly believe a word of it. When people make it their goal in life to mock others for what they believe.... just, no.
I do understand what your saying though. My answer: Nothing, nothing at all. If you want to believe whatever pastafarianism (hope i'm spelling it right) is about then go on right ahead. I respect your beliefs and you should be proud that you have found something to believe in.
As for gay-bashing Christians, well, they have no respect from me and should be ignored. What they are doing is just as, if not more, worse as the smartasses.
#168 to #45 - John Cena (08/28/2013) [-]
"...and you should be proud that you have found something to believe in. "
Believing in something is making a virtue out of not thinking for yourself and it is nothing to be proud of! Believing (in the religious sense) is abuse of the human mind. You have the ability to think, learn and explore and you choose to close your mind of and take the easy way out: shame on you!
User avatar #229 to #168 - xldarkking (08/28/2013) [-]
It's not closing your mind of to science. I love to learn more about the world (more importantly: space). I want to know the truth of whats out there. Are you saying that I can't do that simply because I believe there is a higher power?
User avatar #52 to #45 - redtooth (08/28/2013) [-]
Ah, I see what you mean. Honestly, I see both the need and the logic behind Christianity. In the end, after all the arguments, it all boils down to whether you choose to believe in God (or a God or a multitude thereof). There's no rational argument on either side. I personally choose not to believe in a God, but I do believe everyone should be able to believe in what they want without being mocked by anyone else.
I think the dude in the pic is (mostly) protesting how ridiculous it is that even the law is willing to overlook serious flaws in it's security if it means providing religious satisfaction to people, like Muslims being able to wear burkas (I think they're called?) on IDs or driver licenses even though it severely diminishes the chances to recognize the likehood between the picture and the actual person. Again, I can see the religious aspect of this, but sometimes you have to make changes even in religion if you want to progress.

(Sorry if some of this doesn't make sense, I just spent the last 2 hours throwing up, it's 6 am and I'm not a native english speaker)
User avatar #56 to #52 - xldarkking (08/28/2013) [-]
No apology is necessary, you've done nothing wrong. Hope you do get better.

That aside, I do respect your belief. (Don't know the correct term so i'll leave it like that.) And yes, I've thought of that possibility but there are other ways to log somebody. A picture is simply that, a picture. A face can be molded and twisted to closely resemble somebody else. I would suggest some kind of DNA log
#41 to #17 - John Cena (08/28/2013) [-]
pastafarianism wasnt made to mock religion, it was made to show how absurd it is to teach creation in public schools rather than evolution. do research before you assume things.
User avatar #43 to #41 - xldarkking (08/28/2013) [-]
Yes i did notice that. But as with all religions/beliefs, Pastafarians have their own deviants who use it to be smartasses
#67 to #43 - John Cena (08/28/2013) [-]
With due respect, for all you know, the guy in the picture could actually believe in the spaghetti monster. Just because you think he's doing it to mock religions because that's how it was founded, doesn't mean he actually is.
You've viewing it with the same scepticism that atheists look at other "real" religions with. At the end of the day you can't prove his is fake any more then he can yours, assuming you're religious that is.
User avatar #78 to #67 - xldarkking (08/28/2013) [-]
Yes, assuming. In which case you assumed correctly.
And you are right, I know nothing about this person. If this is truly his belief then it doesn't make me any better than those i profess to dislike and i should re-evaluate my argument and research the topic a little bit more.
However, my main point stands, there are very well people that could pull this stunt just for the sake of mocking anothers religions.
User avatar #32 to #17 - stillnotbob ONLINE (08/28/2013) [-]
Except it isn't, you asshole.
User avatar #76 to #17 - lateday (08/28/2013) [-]
You don't know why he did it. There are some who actually believe in pastafarianism. Maybe he didn't do it to be an asshole, but to prove a point. You may still think he's an asshole, but that's your way of interpreting something he thought was necessary. He didn't do it to piss people off, that was colateral damage, I believe.
User avatar #152 to #76 - starshroom (08/28/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure nobody actually believes in pastafarianism, we just follow it because it's better than all the other religions. And yes, for many it is a criticism other religions, still legit because due to the outlandish notions of religions in general some institutions were forced to submit to the idea that some people actually follow this "religion" even they have no proof of any FSM, because that is the amount of proof other religions have for their gods also. If you don't like that, FSM-followers don't care, that is the whole point.
User avatar #79 to #76 - xldarkking (08/28/2013) [-]
Then was it worth the collateral damage?
User avatar #82 to #79 - lateday (08/28/2013) [-]
Don't ask me. Depends on how much he cared about being hated by some and how much he cared to prove his point (which I assume was some sort of reductio ad absurdum) By the way, this is MY interpretation. Could be wrong.
User avatar #84 to #82 - xldarkking (08/28/2013) [-]
Everybody has their own interpretation. Its unfortunate we don't have the guy here to ask why he did it. It could clear up a lot of misunderstandings.
User avatar #86 to #84 - lateday (08/28/2013) [-]
I guess it was worth it. To him. It's not something you do out of the blue. He must have thought about it. And being an atheist, (which I think he is) I am sure he knew well the hate some people were going to give him. You shouldn't ignore the discrimination some atheists have as well. Being openly atheist is quite a burden for some. People cut ties with you. People you may care about. Some people might challenge you out of nowhere. I'm not saying these things entitle one to be a "dick", but it does put some light in the whole issue and why some people find it to be necessary to fight against believers.
User avatar #89 to #86 - xldarkking (08/28/2013) [-]
Quote from him. Did a little digging and it's from the same article as OPs pic.
"I don't want to say its poking fun at religious head-wear in other peoples faiths I would like to think that it actually opens the doors for new age religion and just it kind of symbolizes acceptance and it kind of celebrates in a sense that we are a melting pot of a country."
This dude has the right idea
#160 to #12 - John Cena (08/28/2013) [-]
Do you think...I don't know... Do you think he just thought it would be funny to get away with it..? Like, I might be crazy, but he could have just been joking to see if he could pull it off because, again i'm not sure, but this is in America, the land that claims freedom above all else.. and idk, but he just wanted the photo the way he wanted the pho As a joke about a religion based on pasta? Not really a stand against any, idk, real type of religion?

My point? Shut the **** up, faggot.
#1 - tomowrath (08/27/2013) [-]
Whbat a 			*******		 wiseass, holy 			****		.   
This guy is going places.
Whbat a ******* wiseass, holy **** .
This guy is going places.
#27 - symphoric (08/28/2013) [-]
People here seem to be getting a little out of hand.   
Perhaps we should just calm down and hail the fly spaghetti monster instead of arguing over the same crap as we do with every religious post.
People here seem to be getting a little out of hand.
Perhaps we should just calm down and hail the fly spaghetti monster instead of arguing over the same crap as we do with every religious post.
User avatar #37 to #27 - teoberry (08/28/2013) [-]
LOL SO FUNNY LOLOLOL I GET IT FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER LOL GET IT BURDEN OF PROOF GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT
#59 to #37 - dedaluminus (08/28/2013) [-]
You're not funny and you don't add anything to the discussion.
User avatar #61 to #59 - teoberry (08/28/2013) [-]
LOL OKAY BUT DID YOU GET THE BURDEN OF PROOF JOKE
#62 to #61 - dedaluminus (08/28/2013) [-]
Kiss it.
Kiss it.
User avatar #64 to #62 - teoberry (08/28/2013) [-]
LOL LOOK ITS THE AVERAGE THEIST GET IT GET IT GET IT LOL THEY'RE MONKEYS LIKE TRAYVON LOL IM SO DARK AND COOL
#65 to #64 - dedaluminus (08/28/2013) [-]
You've made me break out a FRED picture. I hope you're happy with yourself.
User avatar #66 to #65 - teoberry (08/28/2013) [-]
VERY HAPPY I AM VERY EUPHORIC
User avatar #106 to #37 - symphoric (08/28/2013) [-]
There was no joke hidden in there. Just so ya' know. >.>
User avatar #107 to #106 - teoberry (08/28/2013) [-]
OH WOW YOU REPLIED TO ME I WAS RIGHT ABOUT THE JOKE RIGHT
#58 - iamphoenix (08/28/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#25 - seesaws (08/28/2013) [-]
B-b-but you're supposed to dress as a pirate.
#11 - trickytrickster (08/28/2013) [-]
I don't get the point in offending people. Why can't everyone just get along and not try and piss each other off?
User avatar #93 to #11 - theblacksheep (08/28/2013) [-]
Because if we don't all offend each other everyone once and awhile we are not being truly honest with all of our co-existees. This applies to everything imo, not just religion.
#138 to #11 - John Cena (08/28/2013) [-]
It's to show how ridiculous religion is...
#20 to #13 - philfromaccounting (08/28/2013) [-]
Isn't this the guy who's spearheading that whole anti-russia winter olympics thing because of Russia's anti gay law? Sounds like he's pretty offended.
User avatar #157 to #20 - facadeon (08/28/2013) [-]
There's a massive difference to being offended by something said, and being physically affected.
In this case, by an anti-gay law.
User avatar #24 to #20 - asheskirata (08/28/2013) [-]
Actually, what he says(now keep in mind he is not gay) is that they are "barbaric treatment of individuals" which is true. Very true, in fact. He doesn't claim that his being offended gives him, or anyone else for that matter, the honor of being right. All he wants people to realize, just like everyone else in that movement and many others the world over, is that people should all be treated equally.
#53 to #24 - pxthreezerothree (08/28/2013) [-]
Wait, you don't know that Stephen Fry is gay?
User avatar #108 to #53 - asheskirata (08/28/2013) [-]
I've never once heard that Stephen Fry was gay, nor do I see anything about it when I look it up.
User avatar #195 to #108 - fukkendragonite (08/28/2013) [-]
He is most definitely gay. Completely definitely.

Go to his wikipedia page and read the first paragraph of his "personal life" section. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Fry#Personal_life
User avatar #196 to #195 - asheskirata (08/28/2013) [-]
I mean, I don't really give a **** either way, the thing is that he's a good person and his sexuality is irrelevant.
User avatar #197 to #196 - fukkendragonite (08/28/2013) [-]
Oh, of course. It definitely doesn't matter. But I just wanted to make sure you were aware that he is in fact gay
User avatar #199 to #197 - asheskirata (08/28/2013) [-]
well, after my original comment, I did a little research and found some stuff by him that I'd never heard of before. I've been an avid fan of Fry since his appearance in V for Vendetta, so I've been following him for quite some time now, haha. Thank you for making sure I knew though.
#115 to #108 - pxthreezerothree (08/28/2013) [-]
Then you missed the part about a 14 year relationship he had with a man named Daniel Cohen.
#14 to #13 - trickytrickster (08/28/2013) [-]
Stephen Fry isn't always right. A world where we don't care about offending people is a sad world. Of course it can be taken to extremes, but still.
User avatar #186 to #14 - tittentei (08/28/2013) [-]
It isn't so much about not caring whether people get offended or not. It's more about people using "I'm offended" as an argument, discussion closer or as something that will privilege them. If an atheist is just being a dick with something unfounded, then it should be relatively easy to counter the point and leave him looking like an idiot. If what he says cannot be so easily countered, then maybe it's time to put aside the knee-jerk reaction of 'this offends me!' and think about WHY it offends you.
#234 to #13 - cheddarkiller (09/02/2013) [-]
Offending someone means that they "take offense" to your comment. Which, very literally, means that they want to retaliate against you.

So "offending someone" is basically short for making them want to rip your throat out.
User avatar #235 to #234 - asheskirata (09/02/2013) [-]
Yes, but being offended doesn't give them any leverage whatsoever.
#236 to #235 - cheddarkiller (09/02/2013) [-]
Now that's all up to interpretation. If someone raped my kid or something similar, you can bet I'd be pretty damn offended. And I would have plenty of leverage in a court of law there.

Of course, if you're talking about the way the word tends to be wildly overused, then yes, you're correct. Someone who claims that they're offended because profanity or something is used around them, then they wouldn't have any leverage.

I guess the point we can agree on (I hope) is that being offended can give people leverage depending on what offended them, but saying "I'm offended" rarely is worthy of any leverage.
User avatar #237 to #236 - asheskirata (09/03/2013) [-]
The fact that you're "offended" if we're going by the dictionary definition, does not give you any leverage whatsoever. The leverage you have is provided by the evidence you have of said committed offense.
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