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Jul 13 2011

Austrian atheist wins right to wear Pastafarian headgear in driver’s license

Austria allows driver’s license photos to include headgear only for confessional – aka religious – reasons. That’s when Niko Alm got the clever idea to petition for headgear from his religion, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, by wearing a pasta strainer on his head. And he won!

Come on, this is totally ridiculous. Everyone knows the official headwear of Pastafarians is a pirate hat!This story seems pretty silly and lighthearted, but one part really stuck out to me:

The Austrian authorities required him to obtain a doctor’s certificate that he was “psychologically fit” to drive.

That’s funny! I don’t remember religious people having their mental fitness checked based on their arbitrary supernaturally imposed clothing.

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