#1 Police confiscate weapons from ‘Pastafarian’06-22-2014, 12:21 AM
An Australian man says police confiscated four of his guns because he posed for his firearm licence photo with a colander on his head.
Guy Albon convinced the photographer that he was a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster so that he could wear the colander- a symbol of the satirical religious movement whose members refer to themselves as Pastafarians.
The 30-year-old said he exploited a law that allows headgear to be worn in photos.
‘The law stipulates you can have something on your head,’ he said.
‘You have to have your entire face uncovered and if the headgear is being worn it has to have some religious significance.
‘I thought ‘I’ve got this one in the bag’ – it was an absolute scream.’
But when Mr Albon submitted paperwork to have his licence status changed, police became worried he was mentally unstable.
Officers came to his home, where they seized two handguns and two rifles and ordered him to see a psychiatrist.
06-22-2014, 11:18 AM
He clearly isn't alone...May the FORCE be with you!
06-22-2014, 02:12 PM
I've been seeing FSM knock-offs of the better known ICHTHUS badges/insignia during my commutes. The FSM badge/insignia looks sort of like a crab. Silicon Valley has some classy and creative atheists ... maybe I'll see one of those, too, some day.
06-23-2014, 08:52 AM
Keep in mind...
The Pastafarian Heaven is WAY cooler than any other organized religion's version of Heaven!
The Pastafarian Heaven has a Beer Volcano, and a Stripper factory!!
That said, the Aussie police need to lighten up, IMHO.
Before they take a man's firearms, and insist he seek professional help, they should do some research.
If they are going to consider a Pastafarian a threat, they are going to get quite busy rounding up real whack-jobs!
Of course, that may be the plan.
BBSocial Order at the expense of Liberty is hardly a bargain - Marquis de Sade
06-23-2014, 10:15 AM
The police in Australia must have very little to do.
06-23-2014, 11:26 AM
Australian arms laws, if I am not mistaken, are not far behind the UK or Canada. A couple or three more 'baby steps' and the private individual will be unable to own a firearm at all.It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
Originally Posted by Carol
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06-23-2014, 05:59 PM
That's a real religion?
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