What is a religion anyway?

Dear readers,

I have launched a new blog, with a completely different theme. This is my first post for the new blog, I hope you will enjoy reading the new blog at least as much as you’ve enjoyed the old one. Thank you all!

Doctor Spaghetti

Michael Afanasyev - priest in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Michael Afanasyev, a.k.a. Doctor Spaghetti

Allow me to introduce myself – my name is Michael Afanasyev. I live in the Netherlands, I am married (with children), and I am an engineer (geohydrologist to be specific).I am also a priest in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. We call ourselves Pastafarians. Pastafarianism is perhaps not the most well-known faith, but it is certainly one of the most fun ones. In case you’ve never heard of us, check out the main website of our Churchwww.venganza.org.

Since Pastafarianism is a relatively unknown religion, we are often met with suspicion and I feel we’re not being treated fairly. A common example are the official pictures everyone has to take for use on driving licenses and ID-cards. Most people have their picture taken bare-headed. However, if you are wearing some religiousheadgear, like the Sikh tulband or the Muslim…

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