Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has finally been recognised as an official religion in The Netherlands.
The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the deity of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism (a portmanteau ofpasta and Rastafarian), a social movement that promotes a light-hearted view of religion and opposes the teaching of intelligent designand creationism in public schools. Pastafarianism is legally recognized as a religion in Poland, in The Netherlands, and in New Zealand – where Pastafarian representatives have been authorized to celebrate weddings and where the first legally recognized Pastafarian wedding was performed in April 2016. In the same month in the United States, a Federal Judge ruled that the “Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster” is not a real religion.