So What’s all this Pastafarianism all about?


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Andrey Filin fights for the right to wear a Pasta

Colander on his head

Original story from: RT
Muscovite Andrey Filin a true Pastafarian has fought and won his right to wear a colander on his head. He has become the fifth person in the world to be allowed a driving license photo containing a pasta strainer hat. This is due to the fact that it’s necessary for him to wear his headwear according to his religion.
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So what the heck is Pastafarianism?

Pastafarianism preaches of the “Flying Spaghetti Monster,” which first appeared in a 2005 open letter by Bobby Henderson to the Kansas State Board of Education. In the letter, Henderson questioned the board’s decision to teach creationism as an alternative to evolutionism in public schools.

Continuing on with Our Story 

It seems that Adherents claim that Pastafarianism is a true religion, but the media see it more as a humorous take on world religions and rules regarding religious attire.

In keeping with the spirit of the bizarre situation, the deputy head of the Moscow State Traffic Inspectorate, Vladimir Kuzin, responded with his own vision of Filin’s future as a driver. He told Russian media that “the next time he [Filin] is stopped by the traffic police, if he doesn’t have a pasta strainer on his head, his license will be taken from him.”

Kuzin added that there are no plans to change the regulations for driving license photos, saying the current rules are clear enough.

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No Pasta Strainer – No License

Russian traffic police stated on Tuesday that they are investigating why Filin was allowed to take the photo wearing a hat. Should it be proved that the rules were violated, the officials who issued the license could be reprimanded and the license itself annulled.

In Russia religious headwear is allowed as long as the person’s face is clearly visible. In Filin’s case, his headwear consisted of a knitted yellow pasta strainer.

The moral to this story? Russia is more tolerant of different religions than others – or that the flying spaghetti monster has invaded Russia – stay tuned.

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16 thoughts on “So What’s all this Pastafarianism all about?

  1. Cite This Source
    British Dictionary definitions for Rastafarian
    Rastafarian
    /ˌræstəˈfɛərɪən/
    noun
    1.
    a member of an originally Jamaican religion that regards Ras Tafari (the former emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie) as God
    adjective
    2.
    of, characteristic of, or relating to the Rastafarians
    Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
    © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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    Word Origin and History for Rastafarian
    n.

    1955 ( Rastafarite is found from 1953), from Rastafari, Jamaican religion built around writings of Marcus Garvey and belief that Haile Selassie (1892-1975), former emperor of Ethiopia, was God. From Ras Tafari, Selassie’s title from 1916 to his accession in 1936, from Amharic ras “chief, head” (from Arabic ra’s) + tafari “to be feared.” As an adjective from 1960.
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    Cite This Source
    British Dictionary definitions for Rastafarian
    Rastafarian
    /ˌræstəˈfɛərɪən/
    noun
    1.
    a member of an originally Jamaican religion that regards Ras Tafari (the former emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie) as God
    adjective
    2.
    of, characteristic of, or relating to the Rastafarians
    Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
    © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
    Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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    Word Origin and History for Rastafarian
    n.

    1955 ( Rastafarite is found from 1953), from Rastafari, Jamaican religion built around writings of Marcus Garvey and belief that Haile Selassie (1892-1975), former emperor of Ethiopia, was God. From Ras Tafari, Selassie’s title from 1916 to his accession in 1936, from Amharic ras “chief, head” (from Arabic ra’s) + tafari “to be feared.” As an adjective from 1960.
    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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    Few English speakers likely know this word
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    Nearby words for rastafarian

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    Cute I had to look up Pastafarian figuring it was a play on words, and couldn’t find it, but I did find the Rastafarian one.. LOL

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