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See now... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759274)

THIS is news for nerds!

Heresy (5, Funny)

Alex Belits (437) | about 3 years ago | (#36759276)

That must be some heretical Pastafarian sect. Traditional Pastafarians wear pirate hats, not strainers.

Re:Heresy (5, Funny)

Shag (3737) | about 3 years ago | (#36759334)

Clearly some sort of Eastern/Byzantine Orthodox Pastafarian. Probably celebrates all the key holy days a week off, too.

Re:Heresy (1)

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) | about 3 years ago | (#36759540)

They celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day on the 26th??? Heathens!

Re:Heresy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759660)

Do note that he obviously must be an immigrant as well, since Austria was not Orthodox nor Byzantine.

Re:Heresy (1)

jimmydevice (699057) | about 3 years ago | (#36759356)

Ninjas are not amused.

Re:Heresy (1)

davester666 (731373) | about 3 years ago | (#36759492)

Ninja's don't care. They don't pose for official photographs.

Re:Heresy (1)

moniker127 (1290002) | about 3 years ago | (#36759410)

They are slightly different from out sect? BURN THE HERETICS! THIS MEANS WAR!!!!!

Re:Heresy (4, Funny)

williamhb (758070) | about 3 years ago | (#36759490)

That must be some heretical Pastafarian sect. Traditional Pastafarians wear pirate hats, not strainers.

I just think it'd be fun to see the follow-up each time he's pulled over for any kind of traffic check in the next five years.
Excuse me, sir can I see your license please. Thank you. Yes, it's all in order, except... why aren't you wearing your confessional pasta strainer today? Go on, you said it's a religious requirement, put it on!

Re:Heresy (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759658)

To quote a bit of the story...

The group's website states that "the only dogma allowed in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the rejection of dogma".

Pastafarian escapes from retardatorium... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759288)

and *then* wins right to headgear in licensephoto.

God Bless.

Or Flying Spaghetti Monster bless - or whatever they do. Maybe toss him an extra garlic bread or something.

Re:Pastafarian escapes from retardatorium... (4, Insightful)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | about 3 years ago | (#36759412)

The correct utterance for this occasion-most-touched-by-His-Noodly-Appendage is 'Ramen!'

Heh. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759292)

That's using his noodle.

Why not? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759308)

If Muslims and Jews can get away with cutting up the genitalia of their completely healthy sons, why can't anybody wear the most preposterous adornments for a license photo?

Re:Why not? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759610)

Oh, look, it's the circumcision troll again. We haven't seen you in a while, good sir.

Re:Why not? (4, Funny)

evanism (600676) | about 3 years ago | (#36759648)

Being a bit snippy aren't we ;)

Re:Why not? (5, Funny)

c0mpliant (1516433) | about 3 years ago | (#36759692)

Seems more testy to me

Re:Why not? (3, Insightful)

obarthelemy (160321) | about 3 years ago | (#36759652)

not enough people died for pastafarianism.

let's make the Mother of all Bolognesas !

Re:Why not? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759724)

The plural of "bolognesa" is "bolognese".

Re:Why not? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759662)

And Americans and South Koreans (around age 12 from a nasty habit they picked up from US occupation during their war). And to a lesser extent: Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, South Africans and African Christians. You left those out.

Re:Why not? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759700)

And Americans and South Koreans (around age 12 from a nasty habit they picked up from US occupation during their war). And to a lesser extent: Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, South Africans and African Christians. You left those out.

Really? That's fucked up. I, for one, am glad my dick was left intact.

Re:Why not? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759758)

If non-circumcised filthy dirty people can get away with spreading AIDS and other life-threatening venereal diseases, why can't X happen? Wait a second -- the filthy dirty non-circumcised creeps are a much bigger problem. We should probably burn them all in an oven -- and then deny that it ever happened. At least we'd stop the spread of AIDS that way!

Re:Why not? (1)

olterman (2230796) | about 3 years ago | (#36759768)

Well, maybe the number of these guys is so much less than muslims so the authorities don't need to listen to their demands? Personally I think it would be better if more "traits" are shown in these pictures: "Why do you wear this horn?" "Because I am a member of the Unicorn Preservation Society".

Maybe not that but anyway these pictures are just "random data". Nobody knows who you are. You could just wear a mask.

Church of Emacs (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759324)

I think austrian emacs-loving-geeks should wear the religious headgear of the church of emacs. http://stallman.org/saintignucius.jpg

It even has a saint.

(I won't, I am neither austrian, nor a believer of the church of emacs. I go to the temple of 'vi')

Re:Church of Emacs (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759426)

Joy to the prophet Joy and his most holy disciple Haley. Cast out into the lake of fire those who utter the unholy lispy emacs chants and gosling, the prevaricator of the untruth that is 2 mode editing, Gosling: Small geese that poop less than geese, but still too much.

Meh (0)

srussia (884021) | about 3 years ago | (#36759328)

Wake me up when governments stop requiring "official photos", or licenses to drive for that matter.

Re:Meh (5, Insightful)

LandDolphin (1202876) | about 3 years ago | (#36759386)

Do you feel that a driving an automobile does not require a license that shows at least minimum capacity to actually operate said vehicle?

Re:Meh (3, Funny)

Spigot the Bear (2318678) | about 3 years ago | (#36759442)

Do you feel that a driving an automobile does not require a license that shows at least minimum capacity to actually operate said vehicle?

You just don't understand Libertarianism. In Libertarian Fantasy Land (tm), the Free Market (tm) solves all problems. Got run over by a guy without a license? Guess you'd better vote with your wallet next time!

Re:Meh (1)

LandDolphin (1202876) | about 3 years ago | (#36759518)

This is the land where your wallet is made with Smith & Wesson, right?

Re:Meh (1)

anomaly256 (1243020) | about 3 years ago | (#36759626)

it's coddling the weak. If we let nature take it's course on the road then we will evolve the ability to not kill ourselves behind the wheel through natural selection. Then everyone will drive properly and we won't ever have accidents in the first place!

Re:Meh (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759460)

Do you feel that a driving an automobile does not require a license that shows at least minimum capacity to actually operate said vehicle?

Do you feel that a driving an automobile does not require a license that shows at least minimum capacity to actually operate said vehicle?

Countries like Sweden now require you to learn "ecological driving skills" before qualifying for a license. It has nothing to do with safety.

It's not like dangerous, intoxicated drivers or even criminals would drive without a license. That almost never happends.

Re:Meh (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759502)

ah, are we going the same way as guns? because of course the number of gun deaths per capita in the us is smaller then in most other countries. but at the very least, we can protect ourselves, not? remember that politician shot death, as far as i am aware somebody shot back at the shooter. none of the bullets could even be found. THE FUCK COULDN'T AIM. you have to train people before you allow them to do potential dangerous things to others.

and the few small things you are told in ecological driving skill are pretty much common knowledge, they are there to make sure you know those small tips and at least try to respect them.
but i guess you want to pollute with the hummer, right?

Re:Meh (1)

LBArrettAnderson (655246) | about 3 years ago | (#36759504)

So in addition to needing the ability to drive safely, they also need to be able to drive ecologically. And this somehow means that it has "nothing to do with safety" ?

And because there are currently dangerous drivers, we should allow even more dangerous drivers?

Where did you learn basic logic?

Re:Meh (1)

LordNacho (1909280) | about 3 years ago | (#36759748)

He's saying that the test doesn't test what it's supposed to test. Pretty logical.

Re:Meh (1)

The Master Control P (655590) | about 3 years ago | (#36759728)

It's not like dangerous, intoxicated drivers or even criminals would drive without a license. That almost never happends.

Either you've just demolished the argument for making anything illegal, or you didn't quite think your brilliant plan all the way through.

So once again... Do you truly feel that the right to control something as powerful and potentially dangerous and deadly as an automobile should not require first demonstrating some minimal competency and possibly a few other basic skills at operating one to a nominally disinterested 3rd party?

Re:Meh (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759580)

The article is wrong. This is not a "licence" card. It is even more important, it is a National Identification Card which is widely used in Europe (only UK doesn't use it). It is extremely useful as it is used in all government communications, specially thought Internet. In fact, most National Identification Cards are smart cards and the European law allows citizens to authenticate and sign with that cards with the same legal enforcement as a manuscript signature.

Re:Meh (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759772)

Sorry but this is wrong. It is an Austrian drivers license (which is in an EU format and also an EU drivers license) but it is not an ID card like a "Personalausweis".
I am not sure if it is a sufficient replacement for an ID card or passport.

Re:Meh (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759390)

You don't have to have an official photo or even a license to drive... so long as you stay on your own property, and off of *public* roads. If you haven't proven you can drive, I don't want you doing it anywhere near me.

You're a moron.

Re:Meh (0)

Dr Herbert West (1357769) | about 3 years ago | (#36759494)

Is there a combo mod for dumbass AND troll? Trollass? Dumbtroll?

Re:Meh (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759740)

Did you hit the wrong reply button? Are you sure you meant to call the guy with common sense a troll? The one pointing out that rules and regulations are in place to help things go smoothly between members of a community? Such as driving on shared roads?

Not quite the entire story (4, Informative)

pftdot (1578963) | about 3 years ago | (#36759344)

Authorities say that he did not pick up his license for full 2 years and that the unusual hat has nothing to do with rules for any religious exceptions to *passport photo rules* because it is a drivers license. The law for driver licenses only specifies that the face in its entirety has to visible (spelling that out a bit more, but I did not read the rules myself). This also means that the conclusion "in all official photos" is not quite correct. If he would apply for a passport authorities would have to conduct an in-depth review... The question remains why it took one year for the license.

Re:Not quite the entire story (4, Informative)

artor3 (1344997) | about 3 years ago | (#36759424)

From the story I read on another site (I forget which), part of the reason for the delay was to perform a court ordered psychiatric evaluation. They needed to confirm that the man who wanted to wear a colander wasn't insane, just smug.

Typical suppression of Rights and Morality. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759690)

A collander is as much as a holy relic as is a sacred plowshare or remnants of the cross; when you submit these vestments to the supreme being for his blessing in their daily use, you cary the holy conviction and reasonable fortitude to remember the blessing of the only God in your use of it.

God bless atheists too.

Re:Not quite the entire story (0, Offtopic)

impaledsunset (1337701) | about 3 years ago | (#36759762)

The question is why don't they do the same psychiatric evaluation on Jews who mutilate children penises?

Wrong (3, Insightful)

Andtalath (1074376) | about 3 years ago | (#36759398)

Seriously, this is so wrong.
This is the opposite effect of what should be happening.

This is insane.

Religions shouldn't get special treatment, it's moronic.

Re:Wrong (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759428)

thats the point. by making it so ridiculous people may figure that out.
if you are telling people religious symbols should not be on the picture, they gonna tell you you are a hater. if you do like this guy and go fuck around a bit, they may have to remove them because its impossible to do otherwise.

Re:Wrong (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759434)

[url=www.123.com]123[/url]

Re:Wrong (5, Insightful)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | about 3 years ago | (#36759446)

That is exactly the sentiment he was expressing(and the sentiment that Pastafarianism was originally founded to express: to came into being during the "teach the controversy" creationism period in the US, to demand that its own creation myth be included in official curricula, if other people's were, in order to show how ridiculous going down that path is...)

The law already makes the pandering exception for religious headwear in ID photos. This fellow chose a (quite successful, it's garnered headlines across the western world, if not further) protest-by-absurdity by demanding that his alleged precious religious sensibilities be respected, no matter how apparently ridiculous.

The same logic is behind his attempt to have Pastafarianism added to the list of officially recognized faiths in Austria. He isn't actually trying to ensure that His Noodlyness will see fit to allocate him a spot in the afterlife closer to the beer volcano, he is trying to demonstrate what happens when a civil society cowtows to any crazy shit that somebody declares to be an oh-so-important matter of 'faith'...

Re:Wrong (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759784)

That is exactly the sentiment he was expressing(and the sentiment that Pastafarianism was originally founded to express: to came into being during the "teach the controversy" creationism period in the US, to demand that its own creation myth be included in official curricula, if other people's were, in order to show how ridiculous going down that path is...)

And yet, as time goes by, less people will get the joke and it'll evolve into a "real religion" (aka hierarchical and full of arbitrary rules and control).

Somewhere, up in heaven, Jesus is crying at what happened to the simple thing he tried to do with friends. And he'll be joined in misery by whoever founded Pastafarianism.

But not L. Ron Hubbard. Fuck that guy.

What an ass (-1, Troll)

artor3 (1344997) | about 3 years ago | (#36759406)

Anyone who defines their personality by the mockery of others is a complete and irredeemable asshole. I don't care how superior it makes you feel. It's stupid and childish, and frankly is harmful to society. Atheists seem to revel in trolling religious people. Those people, who ordinarily would keep their faith to themselves, get pissed off at the trolls and fight back. Next thing you know, we can't get through a winter without this ridiculous "war on christmas" talk all over the place. We get assholes on the one side demanding to teach creationism in schools, while assholes on the other side demand that we tear down old memorials because they have religious meanings.

I know you atheists love the smug feeling of being smarter than everyone else, so please... put that massive brainpower to good use, and figure out that you aren't helping things. All this mockery just adds fuel to the fire. Live and let live. It's not hard.

Cue a million posts by smarmy fuckers about how religion is the only thing harming society, and if we could just make one more smug internet post about the Flying Spaghetti Monster, it would all go away!

Re:What an ass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759450)

Thanks for the lesson in tolerance.

Re:What an ass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759462)

You seem to be forgetting that for over 2000 years, the religious have had plenty of chances to shut the fuck up and keep to themselves. THat doesnt wor for a model designed to terrorize and control the gullible though.

Re:What an ass (4, Funny)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | about 3 years ago | (#36759464)

Those people, who ordinarily would keep their faith to themselves, get pissed off at the trolls and fight back.

You, er, might want to re-calibrate your sample...

Re:What an ass (1)

artor3 (1344997) | about 3 years ago | (#36759558)

Really? What percent of people, in your day to day life, throw their religion in your face?

Now, what percent of internet atheists post smug shit every time they see a shadow of an opportunity?

Re:What an ass (3, Insightful)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | about 3 years ago | (#36759608)

Two virtually impossible to compile statistics:

Anybody not throwing their religion in my face could either be keeping quiet or not have one. Similarly, you can be pretty sure that smugly atheistic posts are posted by smug atheists; but you'll have a bit of trouble determining how many other posts are or are not posted by 'internet atheists' whose primary definition is not the god they don't believe in.

More to the point, two not clearly relevant statistics: People who merely proselytize in public, while somewhat irritating(and definitely nonzero in number), are making a basically harmless use of their rights to freedom of religion and speech. Similarly, 'internet atheists', while potentially obnoxious, are at worst a minor subcategory of the trolls of the WWW.

What counts is how efficiently well placed people throw their metaphysical positions, or the consequences thereof, into your face, your laws, or other aspects of your society. And on that metric, the news ain't pretty...

Re:What an ass (0)

artor3 (1344997) | about 3 years ago | (#36759682)

Bullshit. This isn't about corrupt politicians using religion as an excuse to pass vile laws. You really think the Flying Spaghetti Monster argument has any effect on them?

This is about mocking strangers in order to get your jollies. That's as far as it goes. And I'm telling you, it's stupid, childish, and counter-productive.

Re:What an ass (2)

kanweg (771128) | about 3 years ago | (#36759622)

I've never had an atheist ringing my doorbell to promote atheism. So far only religious people did to promote their religion.
So far only religious people have asked me to keep quiet for a while before dinner.
So far I've only received religion-promoting pamphlets on the streets, never pamphlets promoting atheism.
So far I've only seen religious people wanting to control other people's desires on topics like euthanasia and gay marriage. It is not that atheists say that other's should go for euthanasia or must marry a same-sex person.

So yes, please re-calibrate. What you see is response to a trigger. Like this one, yes.

Bert

Re:What an ass (1)

artor3 (1344997) | about 3 years ago | (#36759664)

Oh no! Someone rang your doorbell?! Or asked you to pause ten seconds before a meal??! Tried to hand you a slip of paper!!!!?!? How did you survive?

And on issues like euthanasia and gay marriage, I think you will find an awful lot of religious people on both sides of those issues. Personally, I'm for both. Pro-choice, too. But it would be a hell of a lot easier to win people over if you didn't go out of your way to mock them at every opportunity.

Re:What an ass (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | about 3 years ago | (#36759714)

Although geographically limited, there have been a few ad-buys on billboards or mass transit by secular groups.

And, for such terrifyingly vitriolic messages as "You can be good without god" and "Not a believer? You're not alone", they've had to go through a remarkable amount of flack...

Re:What an ass (1)

outsider007 (115534) | about 3 years ago | (#36759642)

Really? What percent of people, in your day to day life, throw their religion in your face?

1 too many.

Now, what percent of internet atheists post smug shit every time they see a shadow of an opportunity?

Not nearly enough. The hope is that if it becomes fashionable to make fun of religion, maybe it will go away.

Re:What an ass (2)

artor3 (1344997) | about 3 years ago | (#36759696)

Thank you for at least admitting that your sole goal is to mock people until they don't dare speak against you. That puts you a step above most.

Of course, in reality, mocking people simply makes them harden their stance. But hey, don't let basic knowledge of human nature get in your way.

Re:What an ass (1)

aevan (903814) | about 3 years ago | (#36759678)

I get it every time I sneeze.
So in allergy season? Plenty.

Re:What an ass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759470)

... and your post here is a monument to tolerance! Seriously, grow up.

Re:What an ass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759480)

Re:What an ass (2)

outsider007 (115534) | about 3 years ago | (#36759496)

Yes atheists are assholes but, bright side, there are no atheism-motivated wars or ethnic cleansings.

Re:What an ass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759506)

Religion has been indoctrinating people as long as there has been a recorded history. Long before the FSM hit the scene. When religion quits trying to rule those who don't belong to their faith, I'll quit spending my idle time doing the devils work.

Re:What an ass (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759516)

Yes what an ass. The right attitude is to sit in the middle, never challenge any stupidity, never take any risks, never try to change the world for the better by confronting harmful superstitions. It feels nice to hand out judgments to both sides of the argument wearing the "reasonable guy in the middle" hat.

Re:What an ass (2)

sFurbo (1361249) | about 3 years ago | (#36759528)

This isn't about mocking religious people, this is about mocking multiculturalism, the idea that peoples rights should be affected by their religion or culture. It is clearly antithetical to the idea of a free society, and it restricts people from evolving their culture, but somehow, the powers that be need help to see that.

In this case, the right to choose what headgear to wear on your official photo is restricted if you don't belong to a particular religion. Either it is important that people don't wear headgear on official photos (to make recognition easier), and nobody should be allowed to wear headgear, or it isn't important, and everybody should be allowed to.

Re:What an ass (1)

artor3 (1344997) | about 3 years ago | (#36759588)

"Pastafarianism" is absolutely about mocking religion. The whole Flying Spaghetti Monster thing is akin to asking how magnets work. It ignores any modern philosophical arguments for or against the existence of god, and instead mocks the "invisible (straw)man in the sky" view of religion.

Re:What an ass (4, Insightful)

Alain Williams (2972) | about 3 years ago | (#36759560)

Cue a million posts by smarmy fuckers about how religion is the only thing harming society, and if we could just make one more smug internet post about the Flying Spaghetti Monster, it would all go away!

You complain about people who do not share your myths as ''trolling religious people'' and then proceed to do the same. What you are doing is to discourage discussion by getting those who might reply to think ''am I a troll and asshole?''.

People might not get so upsed about beliefs if everyone did indeed ''keep their faith to themselves'', but this generally does not happen with the result that you irritate non believers and induce those who adhere to different myths to shout back to show that their myths are the true ones ...

No: I don't think that ''religion is the only thing harming society'', there are plenty of other things as well.

What Mr Niko Alm is doing is to raise the question as to why religious people can bend society to give them special privileges. Why should everyone not be allowed to wear what ever they want on their head in their driving license photograph? Why restrict this right just to those who believe some mythologies to be true ?

Re:What an ass (1)

artor3 (1344997) | about 3 years ago | (#36759634)

I'm not "trolling" anyone. I am pointing out that anyone who pretends to believe in a fake religion to mock real ones is a troll.

You say:

People might not get so upsed about beliefs if everyone did indeed ''keep their faith to themselves'', but this generally does not happen with the result that you irritate non believers and induce those who adhere to different myths to shout back to show that their myths are the true ones ...

A few days ago some mormons knocked on my door, and spoke to me for about thirty seconds before I politely told them I wasn't interested. This was noteworthy, because it was the first time in years that I was approached by people pushing religion. And yet I can hardly read a single discussion on the internet without finding some smug asses trying to show off how smart they are by making fun of the religious. Ask yourself.... when was the last time you read a discussion on /. in which someone brought up religion without someone first mocking it?

I'm willing to bet that you can't think of an example unless you go to hot button issues like abortion or homosexuality. In those cases, fine. Emotions run high, people will bring up their beliefs regardless. But otherwise, people are generally quiet about their beliefs until they start getting mocked.

Stop mocking people, and you might find they become a lot more agreeable.

Re:What an ass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759788)

Wrong.

Please look up what "trolling" is: it's all about "intent". Trolling requires that the sole intent of what you're doing is to aggravate/evoke an emotional response/provoke others.

It's highly arguable that this guy is doing that just to be inflammatory and piss-off people: it's much more likely that he's doing this to make a point. Think of it as "reductio ad absurdum through trolling", if you really have to see it as trolling.

Notice that trolling usually requires less effort than replying to a troll (the troll usually posts short posts or even copypasta). In this case, the guy had to wait 3 years to get anywhere and deal with all kinds of bureaucratic efforts. If anything, it sounds like HE was trolled.

Also, the number of mormons YOU received lately knocking at your door is irrelevant. The truth is that you have received ZERO atheists knocking at your door and you have received >ZERO religious people knocking at your door, to sell their stuff. And so has everyone else.

Another problem with your comment is that you fail to understand statistics and correlation. The fact that most trolls are atheists (which I concede is probably true) doesn't imply that most atheists are trolls: trollish atheists are just more visible than non-trollish atheists (like trollish christians are more visible than non-trollish christians).

tl;dr: "Trolling" does not translate into "things that annoy me". Please try again.

Re:What an ass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759574)

i see it as my duty to stop making idiots idiots.

sure, i am stupid in many cases too, but if somebody who actually knows things about a topic comes in and tells me what i believe isn't fully true, and he can proof it, i will believe him.

if idiots would decide to not try and keep others stupid, i would let them do whatever they wish, but since they really want people to follow their stupidity and are willing to destroy real science for it, they can go fuck off.

watch both of these, the first one is the parody, sadly watching the second one almost makes it worse.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QBv2CFTSWU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVsaLj6pcFA

Re: (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759616)

They force their faith on other people, namely and most often, on their own kids. That's why "would keep their faith to themselves" is bullshit.

When religious fucks truly keep their faith to themselves, not pushing it onto even their own offspring, then I can sympathize. Not before.

Re:What an ass (1)

MadKeithV (102058) | about 3 years ago | (#36759638)

Those people, who ordinarily would keep their faith to themselves, get pissed off at the trolls and fight back.

Who are you to judge that this Pastafarian doesn't actually believe the tenets of his religion? Who is truly mocking who here?

Re:What an ass (1)

evanism (600676) | about 3 years ago | (#36759694)

Why are you here? Looks like you have the wrong forum.

This is for people who think for themselves, not those who repeat the thinking of others.

news for nerds? (1)

kasper37 (90457) | about 3 years ago | (#36759484)

With all the shit talking that goes on about the bitcoin stories around here, where's the outrage over this story? This is barely idle-worthy.

Re:news for nerds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759544)

You don't understand, this story is obviously EPIC WIN because all the christtards just got TOLD xD

Re:news for nerds? (2)

MimeticLie (1866406) | about 3 years ago | (#36759604)

Well let's see. On the one hand you've got daily, if not more frequent, stories pushing the new hotness strewn across all sections of Slashdot. On the other, you've got one story about something actually kind of serious (special consideration given to religion) in idle.

If a bunch of submitters start trying to get me to buy into pasta strainers, then maybe I'll get annoyed. Otherwise? Not terribly bothered.

Re:news for nerds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759614)

Pasta hater.

Sorry, it was wrong (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759488)

I am from Austria, and have followed the news here. Yesterday it came out that the story is a bit different...
He waited for three years for his drivers license, but only because he didn't know that he had to check himself if it was ready. It was waiting for him since two years... (btw, Vienna has an excellent public traffic. If you live here, you really don't need a car!)
Further: the requirements for a driver license picture are a bit different than for a pass. The only requirement is that the face should be visible and recognizable. Headdress is not important. In pass photos, no headdress is allowed, only if it is 'medically needed (?) or religious headdress.

So, he Nico Alm (not Aim) and the holy FSM got their 15 minutes of fame here, nothing more.

Ramen to that! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759526)

I was going to say that this just demonstrates how crazy religion is. But then I realized that Scientology already did that decades ago. I can only wait until Pastafarianism holds the same position in society that Scientology does now.

dom

I for one, am glad... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759530)

...that furry doesn't constitute a religion.

s/Niko Aim/Niko Alm/ (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759536)

s/Niko Aim/Niko Alm/

Un-enlightened Austrian authorities? No. (1)

G3ckoG33k (647276) | about 3 years ago | (#36759542)

Un-enlightened Austrian authorities? No. I don't think so.

Anyone who refer to deities in their regular life, like Niko Aim, is un-enlightened.

That those Austrian authorities gave in to this makes me sad.

Re:Un-enlightened Austrian authorities? No. (4, Informative)

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) | about 3 years ago | (#36759576)

Huh? Do you not understand the point of Pastafarianism? It is to mock religion through demostrating equally ridiculous claims as religions and demanding that they be recognised to be as important as those other claims. No-one actually *believes* in the Flying Spaghetti Monster (no-one sane anyway) and that's the point.

Re:Un-enlightened Austrian authorities? No. (1)

G3ckoG33k (647276) | about 3 years ago | (#36759628)

Oh, I read it wrong... Pastafarianism != Rastafarianism

Inequality (1)

MischaNix (2163648) | about 3 years ago | (#36759568)

Slashdot !== Reddit.

Sigh.

Re:Inequality (1)

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) | about 3 years ago | (#36759594)

You obviously haven't been around here for a while.

Serves him right (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759578)

Hey, if he wants to do something ridiculous like that, so be it. I can't think of a more fitting punishment than that he'd be stuck with that image on his drivers license. Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it..

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Interesting (1)

jshorn (2365984) | about 3 years ago | (#36759602)

This is an interesting read (the comments that is :D)

This is a hoax! (2)

crabel (1862874) | about 3 years ago | (#36759670)

Austrian regulations for drivers license pictures state that they have to have a specified size and that the whole head has to be visible. There is no constraint that you cannot wear something on your head! Austrian police released a statement, that they do not care about that and granted it because it is within normal specifications. Also, there was no "three year battle" at all. The guy applied for a license(Note: he specified that he did not want to be notified(!)) and the license was granted. End of story. Since the guy had specified that he wanted to take care himself and check for completion of the request himself(!), the license was simply waiting for him for more than two years. http://derstandard.at/1310511140592/Fuehrerschein-Nudelsieb-doch-nicht-aus-religioesen-Gruenden-genehmigt [derstandard.at]

Freaking awesome :D (1)

sstamps (39313) | about 3 years ago | (#36759672)

You go Niko!

Now, if we can just get that show on our local stage sometime...

What a waste of time. (1)

CountBrass (590228) | about 3 years ago | (#36759686)

No-one else think that not only did he waste 3 years of his life but also waste a lot of tax payer money as well?

He needs psychiatric help.

Re:What a waste of time. (3, Insightful)

caius112 (1385067) | about 3 years ago | (#36759716)

He needs psychiatric help.

Apparently, the professional who conducted his psych evaluation disagrees.

Re:What a waste of time. (1)

RivenAleem (1590553) | about 3 years ago | (#36759730)

It's stuff like this that puts a strain on the legal system. How did this get past a Judge?

Re:What a waste of time. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36759754)

Sticking up for your beliefs/principals is never a waste of time.

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