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genuineoriginal
April 15th, 2016, 04:22 PM
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FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER NOT DIVINE, SAYS COURT (http://www.newsweek.com/flying-spaghetti-monster-parody-religion-447535)

The Flying Spaghetti Monster, or FSM—a levitating mass of spaghetti noodles, meatballs and eyes—is no god, a federal court in Nebraska ruled Tuesday.

Worshippers of the Flying Spaghetti Monster call their faith FSMism or Pastafarianism, a portmanteau of pasta and Rastafarianism. One such worshipper, Stephen Cavanaugh, a prisoner in a Nebraska state penitentiary, sued the state in 2014 over the right to practice his faith.

Cavanaugh argued that his religion requires him to wear special religious clothing in the form of "full pirate regalia," but that prison officials refused to allow him to do so, despite allowing members of other, recognized religions to purchase and wear special clothing and other items. Cavanaugh also argued that prison officials kept him from meeting and holding religious services with other members of his faith. He also demanded $5 million in damages for "deep emotional, psychological, and spiritual pain."

But the U.S. District Court of Nebraska found that the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is not a religion. "It is, rather, a parody, intended to advance an argument about science, the evolution of life, and the place of religion in public education," District Judge John Gerrard wrote in a 16-page decision.

Tyrathca
April 22nd, 2016, 04:56 AM
I for one am outraged! ;)

But more seriously it's disappointing the court didn't give criteria for what counts as a religion for laws (other than pastafarianism doesn't fit it). Though it's hardly surprising the judge didn't want to touch that topic.

May you all be touched by his noodley appendage.

Sherman
April 22nd, 2016, 09:27 AM
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FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER NOT DIVINE, SAYS COURT (http://www.newsweek.com/flying-spaghetti-monster-parody-religion-447535)

The Flying Spaghetti Monster, or FSM—a levitating mass of spaghetti noodles, meatballs and eyes—is no god, a federal court in Nebraska ruled Tuesday.

Worshippers of the Flying Spaghetti Monster call their faith FSMism or Pastafarianism, a portmanteau of pasta and Rastafarianism. One such worshipper, Stephen Cavanaugh, a prisoner in a Nebraska state penitentiary, sued the state in 2014 over the right to practice his faith.

Cavanaugh argued that his religion requires him to wear special religious clothing in the form of "full pirate regalia," but that prison officials refused to allow him to do so, despite allowing members of other, recognized religions to purchase and wear special clothing and other items. Cavanaugh also argued that prison officials kept him from meeting and holding religious services with other members of his faith. He also demanded $5 million in damages for "deep emotional, psychological, and spiritual pain."

But the U.S. District Court of Nebraska found that the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is not a religion. "It is, rather, a parody, intended to advance an argument about science, the evolution of life, and the place of religion in public education," District Judge John Gerrard wrote in a 16-page decision.


I think the word you want in Ramenarianism. If you read the following link it will give the definition of Rastafarianism.---> http://www.religionfacts.com/rastafarianism

patrick jane
April 22nd, 2016, 09:33 AM
I think the word you want in Ramenarianism. If you read the following link it will give the definition of Rastafarianism.---> http://www.religionfacts.com/rastafarianism
Rastafarians smoke weed a lot

genuineoriginal
April 22nd, 2016, 12:58 PM
I think the word you want in Ramenarianism. If you read the following link it will give the definition of Rastafarianism.---> http://www.religionfacts.com/rastafarianism

The article stated that Pastafarianism is a portmanteau of pasta and Rastafarianism.
You do know what a portmanteau is, right?


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A portmanteau (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau) or portmanteau word is a linguistic blend of words, in which parts of multiple words, or their phones (sounds), and their meanings are combined into a new word.
A portmanteau word fuses both the sounds and the meanings of its components, as in smog, coined by blending smoke and fog, or motel, from motor and hotel.


I believe Ramenarianism is a competing parody to Rastafarianism, and is labeled as a heretical cult by Orthodox Rastafarians.