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Church of the FSM is a registered religion organization?

Postby tsalexey544 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:59 am

Hi everyone!!! :fsm_float:

A lot of people do not believe that the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a registered religion organization. Were can I find the official registration number? or any other information about the registration of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Thank you for your time. :fsm_rock:

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Re: Church of the FSM is a registered religion organization?

Postby Cardinal Fang » Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:56 pm

I personally was not aware a religion needed to be registered with some central authority for it to be recognised. Belief in His Noodliness the Flying Spaghetti Monster isn't based on the existence or not of a piece of paper or a registration number.

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Re: Church of the FSM is a registered religion organization?

Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:54 pm

I agree, CF.

As far as I know, registration is only necessary for those religions that wish to become treated as charities (for tax purposes, probably).

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Re: Church of the FSM is a registered religion organization?

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:21 pm

I searched IRS Publication 78, the list of charitable organizations for the US. No organization with the words "spaghetti" or "pastarian" is listed. There are several with "flying" and several with "monster", though.
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Re: Church of the FSM is a registered religion organization?

Postby Edd » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:27 pm

OK, now I'm very curious about any charitable organization with the word 'monster' in its title.
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Re: Church of the FSM is a registered religion organization?

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:32 pm

Ask and ye shall receive:

Aquamonsters Davis CA USA --
Debt Monster Credit Counseling Services Inc. Trabuco Cyn CA USA --
Fabulous Monsters Performance Group Inc. Los Angeles CA USA --
Huebners Hockey Monsters Inc. Burbank CA USA --
Milton Monsters Youth Wrestling Club Inc. Milton WI USA --
Monster Club Foundation Services Inc. Maitland FL USA --
Monsters Softball Club Lake City MI USA --
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Re: Church of the FSM is a registered religion organization?

Postby tsalexey544 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:49 am

I read somewere that before writing the Letter To Kansas School Board Bobby Henderson registrated the religion of the FSM. :fsm:

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Re: Church of the FSM is a registered religion organization?

Postby Edd » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:18 pm

Read where? Registered with whom?

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Re: Church of the FSM is a registered religion organization?

Postby Helios Ra » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:21 pm

Cardinal Fang wrote:I personally was not aware a religion needed to be registered with some central authority for it to be recognised. Belief in His Noodliness the Flying Spaghetti Monster isn't based on the existence or not of a piece of paper or a registration number.

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Perhaps he/she meant as a tax-exempt organization in the US? I think many churches do that. Then again, I'm no expert.
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