Saturday, March 31, 2007

Arrrh! Me hearties!!!

This just in...a student was suspended from school for wearing pirate regalia. He said that it's part of his religion. Now, it used to be that here in the United States of America, it was possible for someone to worship as they pleased. You could worship the Sears catalog or regard LL Bean as some sort of cargo cult. And God knows we have more than a few who worship the almighty dollar. So what's so threatening about a kid with an eyepatch?

I wonder if any kids wearing crucifixes are sent home too?

School Remains Untouched by his Noodly Appendage

A school in North Buncombe, North Carolina, has created controversy by suspending one of it's students for wearing a pirate costume which he insists is part of his religion. The student is a Pastafarian - a follower of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Pastafarians believe that the world was created by a touch from the noodly appendage and that global warming is caused by the decline of pirates. Pirates are seen as 'absolute divine beings'.

Pastafarianism came to the notice of the public when it's prophet, Bobby Henderson, demanded that his teaching be given the same amount of classroom time as Intelligent Design in Kansas classrooms. Since then it has gained many followers.



Blogger Paul Tay said...

Gotta love it! Santafarian in da HOUSE!!

4:02 AM  

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