Pastafarianism in the military

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FSM moved an artist to create art. That prove that he’s real, right? (img by LOLtheists)


A little while ago, news broke about a Pastafarian winning the right to wearing a pasta strainer on his head for his official driver’s license photograph *edit: it seems that there was no legal battle*. Coincidentally, around the same time, I got a few emails from the contributors to a Wikipedia article on Religious Symbols in the US Military asking if I would contribute a photograph of my Atheist dog tags.

Shortly after I donated the photograph to Wikipedia, the photo was added to the Flying Spaghetti Monster entry as well. Awesome.

I actually have a few funny stories about FSM and the Army. *warning: quoting a Drill Sergeant is NSFW*

Why the Flying Spaghetti Monster was bigger than Jesus in boot camp. (more…)

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Drunk Amish Teens Crash Buggy Into Police Car

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The low speed chase stopped when the horse had to piss like a, well, you know. (img by the Inquisitr)

@the Inquisitr:

Drunk driving isn’t a phenomenon that only affects those of us with access to motorized vehicles and that fact was highlighted this past weekend when four young Amish adults consumed large amounts of alcohol and then crashed their horse drawn buggy into the side of a police car.

Police arrived at the scene of a party that was reported by local residents which point the Amish teenagers attempted to flee the scene, smashing one buggy into the patrol car.

The crash occurred in Chautauqua County, New York on Sunday night at 7:15pm in the rural town of Sherman. (more…)

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Test/celebratory fire can still kill you

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This is the "braced" stance for celebratory gunfire. (img by pbkwee)

Amish in Ohio have it bad enough with the beard gangs and rake fights. But this one’s got a lesson in it:

In a bizarre and truly awful turn of events, an Amish man fired a gun into the air while cleaning his musket near Wooster, Ohio, and accidentally killed a teenage girl who was driving a buggy over a mile away…

While this accident is easily written off as another in a frighteningly durable trend of accidental shootings in America, it does provide evidence that firing a gun into the air truly is dangerous, even deadly.


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Seatbelt charges against Pope Benedict XVI dropped

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By Niels C. Sorrells, Religion News Service

Pope Benedict XVI can cross an outstanding charge of failing to use a seatbelt from his list of worries.

The southern German city of Freiburg on Wednesday (Nov. 30) threw out charges against the pontiff for riding in his popemobile without a seatbelt during a September visit.

“There will be no fine for the pope,” city spokeswoman Edith Lamersdorf, told the daily Badische Zeitung. “The charges were quashed.” (more…)

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FBI arrests 7 in Amish haircut attacks in Ohio

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Sam Mullet stands in the front yard of his home in Bergholz, Ohio. The FBI and local sheriff's deputies arrested seven men, including Mullet, reputed leader of a breakaway Amish sect, on federal hate crime charges early Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

By John Seewer, Associated Press

The leader of a breakaway Amish group allowed the beatings of those who disobeyed him, made some members sleep in a chicken coop and had sexual relations with married women to “cleanse them,” federal authorities said Wednesday as they charged him and six others with hate crimes in hair-cutting attacks against other Amish.

Authorities raided the group’s compound in eastern Ohio earlier in the day and arrested seven men, including group leader Sam Mullet and three of his sons.

Several members of the group carried out the attacks in September, October and November by forcibly cutting the beards and hair of Amish men and women and then taking photos of them, authorities said. (more…)

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Harold Camping’s second coming date come and gone

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Not like this hasn’t happened before or anything. Harold Camping, head of the California-based christian radio program, Family Radio, has predicted three other second comings of Christ and even published a book explaining his method of prophecy. It uses math. Wait, faith. Mathfaith.

All of his doomsday calculations have turned up dates that he believed were coded into the bible to let believers know when they ought to be really, super-good, not just regular-good, and also give him money. In the past six years alone, his followers have tarted up 80 million dollars in exchange for their everlasting souls’ security.

His most recent doomsdate, October 21st, went by so quietly, if the Christ actually came back, it was just for a quick visit with some of his buddies, and he didn’t want to make a thing of it. Jesus was scheduled to stop by last March but he couldn’t make it, sorry, someone made way too much sacramental wine; you can’t just put it back in the bottle, someone has to drink that shit. Anyway, he was too cocked to make the trip. (more…)

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