Guys... the wait is over! The Church Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster has finally been recognised as a real religion! (Well, in The Netherlands at least).
After trying for several years, pastafarians (yeah, that's what they call themselves) were told by the country’s Chamber of Commerce that they would be granted official status.
A spokesman for the religion said:
‘The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is since today officially registered as Denomination!
Our church stands for equality for all. Therefore, anyone can sign up free of charge and without obligation.
To express our faith we put a colander on our heads. Also on official government documents.
We come together in local churches and at events. Our services are especially devoted to socialising. So we eat pasta, we drink beer and discuss faith.’
Pastafarians believe that heaven is a beer volcano with a stripper factory, while hell is the same but the beer is stale and the strippers have sexually transmitted diseases. Um, ok...
Explaining more, the spokesperson says:
‘We believe the Flying Spaghetti Monster created the world much as it exists today, but for reasons unknown made it appear that the universe is billions of years old (instead of thousands) and that life evolved into its current state (rather than created in its current form).
Every time a researcher carries out an experiment that appears to confirm one of these “scientific theories” supporting an old earth and evolution we can be sure that the FSM is there, modifying the data with his Noodly Appendage'.
Well, as long as they're happy then we're cool with it. Congrats, spaghetti peeps!