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Haul in the gangplank me hearties….we have a new religion on deck!

A student has been suspended from school in America for coming to class dressed as a pirate.

But the disciplinary action has provoked controversy – because the student says that the ban violates his rights, as the pirate costume is part of his religion.

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…says that he follows the Pastafarian religion, and that as a crucial part of his faith, he must wear ‘full pirate regalia’ as prescribed in the holy texts of Pastafarianism.

The school, however, say that his pirate garb was disruptive.

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Pastafarians follow the Flying Spaghetti Monster …and believe that the world was created by the touch of his noodly appendage. Furthermore, they acknowledge pirates as being ‘absolute divine beings’, and stress that the worldwide decline in the number of pirates has directly led to global warming.

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Yes mateys welcome the new flying, noodle-y overlord!

Yea. homework is against my religion too k.

An eye patch is no more disruptive than a Christian cross around one’s neck, he said.
School: Pirates are not welcome

“I feel like my First Amendment was violated,” Killian, 16, said. “Freedom of religion and freedom of expression. That’s what I tried to do, and I got shot down.”

Freedom of religion?

Yes,… his “pirate regalia” is part of his faith — the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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The parody religion, whose “Pastafarian” members worship a sentient, airborne clump of noodles and meatballs, originated in a letter to the Kansas school board urging it to add the religion to its plans to teach evolution and intelligent design side by side.

It became an Internet phenomenon, spawning a belief system that holds pirates to be divine beings and blames global warming on the disappearance of the buccaneers.

So now a “parody religion” (whatever the heck that is) is compared to Christianity.

I mean who’s to say whats right? I mean it’s all relative matey.

So what if pirates attacked without legal authority not only ships, but also maritime cities. So what if theyr’e outlaws. So what if the very first application of international law involved anti-pirate legislation.

Blimey!

Oh shucks. We have laws.
Aye.

“Dress codes promote school safety by decreasing school violence and serve to enhance the learning environment of schools.”
StudentDressCodes

Many public school administrators maintain that dress codes reflect community values and create a positive educational environment. According to educators, dress codes promote student self-respect, maintain classroom discipline, discourage peer pressure to buy extravagant clothing, and make classrooms safe.

Moreover, some educators have reported that dress codes have reduced the number of fights in schools and improved scholastic achievements and student attendance.
(Allison M. Barbarosh, Comment, Undressing the First Amendment in Public Schools: Do Uniform Dress Codes Violate Students’ First Amendment Rights? 28 Loy. L.Rev. 1415 (1995).

But but but…….
Only in the good ole USA can you find people actually making up religions.

Guess some peeps need to measure credibility with a handy dandy Faith-O-Meter these days.
Christianity
Judaism
Buddhism
Make one up ism

Sure folks, let your spoiled brat , uneducated, unappreciative kid dress up like ninjas, Klingons, leprechauns, or mariachis next.

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Somebody e-mail the ACLU stat.

Ahoy!

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27 Responses to “Arrr! …for th’ Blogworthy folk!”

  1. Perri Nelson says:

    No need to send the ACLU email about this. They’ve probably got an in with the Pastafarians.

    So is Jack Sparrow one of their patron saints?

  2. David says:

    Jerry Pournelle has the “Pirates are cool/global warming chart” posted at

    http://www.jerrypournelle.com/mail/mail458.html#Tuesday

    Of course, the linkage is flimsy (well, actually non-existant), since

    a.) Less than a 2 degree Celsius net warming in the last 100 years

    and

    2.) There is actually as much piracy (and as many pirates) in the 21st century as in the 17th, etc., centuries, just so much not the Carribean pirates most people in our society seem to think of (and, parenthetically–and redundantly, repetitiously so, I might add–there is as much trafficking in slavery today as then–if not more).

    I’d say what the kid needs is a good plate of spaghetti and tomato sauce. That’d show him the errors of his theology (unless he views it as communion, which could well be the case… )

  3. michael says:

    Angel, that is too funny.
    I agree with you, that some things take First Amend protections too far, but one point I must disagree. You said Only in the good ole USA can you find people actually making up religions.
    Well, a guy named Muhammad once played that game, and look what happened…

  4. KKarLLmMM says:

    Johnny Depp is the lord saint of this religion right…(pirates of the carribean).
    Let us not forget the “reform” side praticed by Capt. Hook and peter pan…
    and of course the the lord of lords…Roberto Clemete..pittsburgh pirate extraordinary, with apologizes to Pops…willie stargell….
    i could go on, but watching the Gazians swim around in their own doo doo is much more fun….poor goats, where is PETA when you need them????

  5. Terry_Jim says:

    I think it was singer/songwriter Jim Stafford
    who claimed he was a “Frisbee-terian”.

    His stated belief was that upon death
    the soul went up on the roof and got
    hung up in the gutter.

    Moral equivilance- giving a parody equal status with Christianity, Judiasm , or even Mohammadism, is stupid.

    All Men ARE created equal-
    all IDEAS are NOT equal,
    some are clearly superior to others.
    this requires -gasp- judgment and – horrors-
    discrimination to discern truth from folly.

    Moral equivilance dismisses discernment, judgment and wise discrimination.
    It will be the death of us.
    ~
    Gee, that ended up a less cheery comment than I planned.
    For a smile,
    Check out the Pirate Dictionary T shirt at:
    http://www.snorgtees.com/pirateencyclopedia-p-353.html

  6. Stanford Matthews says:

    So what are we talking about here Father Long John Silver and Brother Black Beard? Good one Perri, I like the saint angle. And again, Angel points out how ill-informed I am for being unaware of the parrot church. Polly wanna lawsuit?
    But seriously folks, another case of exercising rights without responsibility. This kid either has absentee parents or they’re in a coma.

  7. Fang says:

    Gold. Thanks for the laugh. Now I have to go and walk the gang plank.

  8. velvethammer says:

    That is just nutty! Harmless..but nutty none the less. What’s a matter with kids these days? Is he and others flapping in the wind so much, that they reach out and grab onto the first thing they come across? A lot of kids rebel but oh my this is kooky! Actually he probably is just begging for some attention.

  9. Angel says:

    lol…thanks mateys for the insights..heh ;)

  10. sayitlikeitis says:

    Angel., is this for real? Or an early APRIL FOOLS joke?
    Honestly, for halloween and purim holidays Pirates have always been my favorite, i guess they remind me of my grandest movie, “Peter Pan” and the song of the century, I WONT GROW UP, I DUN WANNA GO TO SCHOOL.
    I think the real story as reported on HONEST REPORT is the guy pirateed his term paper and as a punishment the principal made him dress as a pirate for a day.

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  12. American Crusader says:

    Wait a second…are you saying that Pastafarian isn’t real? You’re an anti-Pastafrian and should be exposed as such.
    I suppose Johnny Depp isn’t the noodle monsters son either?
    Too much!

  13. GUNZ says:

    Given the choice of Pastafarian or Islam I’ll take Pastafarian…

    We have Long John Silver sea food resturants out here, don’t know how far they extend throughout the country, but I look forward to my pirate gear when I go there, belt buckles, earrings, and of course a pirate hat…

    My kids don’t like to eat there, dads insane.

    Arrgh!!!

    There’s a Jedi religion also, they even petitioned the UN to make it an official religion.

  14. TexasFred says:

    Looks like someone missed the humor part…

  15. Gayle says:

    Hi Angel. I think this kid just did this to get attention. If he were my son he would definitely get all the attention he so badly needs and then some!

  16. Kevin says:

    Hehe, have you read their bible? It says that carbon dating (often used to determine the age of fossils) cannot be trusted because the spaghetti monster adjusts the results of the test before anyone looks at them :) .

  17. Joe Gringo says:

    Hey Angel…… a Pastafarian? Sounds like a dope smoking Italian sect.

  18. Christi says:

    lol Angel, thanks for a good laugh! :)

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  22. InRussetShadows says:

    I think this kid got what he deserved — not only short-term, but long-term. Now he will be forever remembered as an attention-seeking idiot. He’d better hope the pics of him are fuzzy and/or he changes his look radically. Otherwise he’s going to have a hard time getting a job…

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  25. cube says:

    I’m not surprised that the lefties allow any pseudo-religion under the sun. It’s all part of lessening the impact of the real religions.

    BTW I recognize that particular Klingon’s photo. Scary isn’t it?

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  27. Brooke says:

    Hee, hee, Cube! I recognized Kor, too! :D

    So do Pastafarians eat spaghetti, or is only linguini OK?

    What idiodicy! Ugh!