Friday, August 04, 2017

German Court Says Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster Is Not a Religion

In Germany, a court in Frankfurt an der Oder has upheld a decision by the Infrastructure Ministry of Brandenburg to deny the Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) a permit to put up signs announcing its religious services. As reported this week by The Vanguard, FSM contended that it should be able to erect road signs publicizing its "noodle masses" just as local Catholic and Protestant churches erect signs giving details of their worship services. However the court ruled that FSM is neither a religious community or a community with a common world view.