This is the story of how Austria came to embrace the pasta headgear. Being a symbol of religious faith in the Pastafari movement Niko Alm was allowed to show a pasta strainer on his driver’s license. The full story, part 8.
Looks like journalists all over the world are deeply into pastafarianism. Why else would they be trying so hard to spread the gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (according to Bobby Henderson) by publishing my holy driver’s license that frequently. But what does this all mean?
It means that we should no longer be hiding behind our pasta strainers and better make our beliefs public!
We are going to get ourselves the same privileges as other churches and religious associations: religious education, faculties of theology, liberation of general conscription for our pastors, tax exemptions and so on and so forth. We will push the paragraph of blasphemy to its very limits.
Of course the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has been established in Austria for a very long time. The amount of followers is estimated at more than a hundred thousand. What these believers now need is an institutional organisation so that they can live out their faith. Therefore we ask you to fill out this application form to officially become a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
In case someone hasn’t read the previous episodes yet, here is an overview.