A talk by Emma Park on the Flying Spaghetti Monster's challenge to religious privilege, organised by the Central London Humanists.
Should a religion that is 'made up' still be protected under human rights law? The ongoing debate about Pastafarianism and other belief systems on the margins.
The ECtHR has just given its decision in two cases brought by Pastafarians against Austria. It was a sad day for the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
'The time will come when a religion that values parody, humour, light-heartedness, and merriment will also find recognition as a genuine religious option.'
Derk Venema and Niko Alm discuss Pastafarianism in the Netherlands, Austria and Germany, and why courts are reluctant to deem it a 'religion'.
July is Pastafarian Month at the Freethinker. This picture of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, by radical cartoonist Polyp…