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Atheist Wins Right To Sport “Religious Colander” In ID Photo
July 14, 2011
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Some people are willing to go a long way to make a statement. Niko Alm is one of those people.

In support of the 'Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster' (a joke religion created by non-believers), the Austrian atheist asked that he be allowed to wear a pasta strainer on his head for his driver's license photo. In Austria, headgear may only be worn in ID photos for religious purposes. Alm refers to himself as a 'pastafarian' and he argued that his colander is a spiritual article of clothing. It took three years of fighting and a mandatory psychiatric examination, but Alm finally got his way.

Here's the resulting ID photo:

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(Hat tip to Mary Michaela Weber for pointing out this story.)

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