mindgarden saidThis ruling is absurd. The judge is saying that only the insane must be accommodated.
"US District Judge John Gerrard ruled that "FSMism" isn't a religion like the ones protected under the Constitution"
The ruling is absurd because the US constitution DOES NOT list all specific religions. Only the word "religion" is used which could mean just about anything.
This judge is bias in how he interpreted the first amendment, much like all bible thumbing screwballs do
A parody religion? What is that? I can say the same dam thing about christianity, which is a known 'parody' about the equinox's, spring, summer, fall, winter and of course, "the greatest lie parable ever told"
The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the deity of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism (a portmanteau of pasta and Rastafarian), a social movement that promotes a light-hearted view of religion and opposes the teaching of intelligent design and creationism in public schools. Although adherents describe Pastafarianism as a genuine religion, it is generally seen by the media and a Federal court decision as a satirical parody religion