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The Netherlands just made the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster an official religion

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The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is now an official religion in the Netherlands and members worldwide are celebrating with a bowl of pasta.

According to the Inquisitr, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or Pastafarianism, is a social movement that emerged in 2005 and quickly went on to become an internet phenomenon.

Not strictly a religion, the torchbearers of the movement encourages a light-hearted view on dogma. The group is known for its opposition to the teaching of creationism and intelligent design in public schools.

A spokesman for the Dutch wing of the church released the following statement:

“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.”

“We come together in local churches and at events. Our services are especially devoted to socializing. So we eat pasta, we drink beer and discuss faith.’

Currently, the church’s Twitter account has more than 4,200 members with the number of new congregants increasing by the day.

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  1. BobLoblah

    January 31, 2016 at 3:48 am

    01Feb16…..and why not..!!!!!!!…..There’s the church of Scientology and that’s as ridiculous as it can get….Ps: Just ask Nicole Kidman and Kathy Holmes…….Go figure…

  2. Tom Moe

    February 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    You are free to worship what you want. Am curious how the doctrine of equality can occur if people are randomly designed. Won’t some be randomly designed superior and some inferior?
    Big issue: Bring your religion on. Would love to see what hope you can present for people in crisis. Most religions are about finding hope in a higher power. Your religion?? Hey, so you have a terminal diagnosis? Have a beer and pasta!
    Yep, nothing malpractice about this religion.

  3. Dmitriy

    February 2, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Congratulations from Russia, brothers & sisters! Ramen.

  4. Mike Gold

    June 26, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    “Tom Moe”; You are wrong, religions are all about power, control, and above all – MONEY. Otherwise, why would the catholic church be sitting on COUNTLESS BILLIONs in real estate, rare art, investments, etc instead of using it to help the needy?? If I ever have a terminal diagnosis I’ll put my “faith” in the doctors and nurses who are treating me. Nothing fails like prayer.

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