Here's a sample of what the certificate would look like:
Due to our flimsy standards as a Church, one must remember that these are strictly officially unofficial. If you want, however, to parade around telling everybody it's official, I'm not going to stop you.
BUT I believe that a few standards should be met before a certificate is granted:
- The church name must include some legitimate area (whether you want this to be your city, county, street, state, whatever)
Note: This does not mean I want your address. Suppose you included your street name, well how the heck do I know where this is. Your privacy doesn't go down the drain.
- The name should have something to do with the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Pastafarianism, or some kind of CotFSM-related term
- Cannot be blatantly profane
Note: This doesn't mean I don't think you can have a naughty acronym. I just don't want the name itself saying something distasteful.
- By submitting a request for a certificate, you affirm that at least one person (perhaps this person is you) in the given area considers himself/herself/zirself/itself to be a Pastafarian
If you want to submit a request, just reply on here with a church name and the following statement "I hereby affirm that at least one person in the area specified in the submitted congregational name considers himself/herself to be a Pastafarian."
What do people think? Questions? Comments? Concerns? Interest?