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New Zealand government approves Pastafarian marriage ceremonies

Published December 15th, 2015 by Bobby Henderson

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Good news — New Zealand has approved the Church of FSM to perform marriage ceremonies.

The application was approved under a sub-section of the Marriages Act, satisfying the registrar-general that the principal object of the organisation was to uphold or promote religious beliefs, philosophical or humanitarian convictions.

Posted by Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster – New Zealand.

Montgomery said the purposes set out by the church were educating and training people, particularly atheists and superstitious people, about Flying Spaghetti principles and practices.

Those principles covered human rights, cultural and spiritual diversity, ethics, relieving poverty and advancing education.

“In considering the matter I have referred to the Objects of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, reviewed material available online about this organisation and considered other organisations already able to nominate marriage celebrants.

“A review of media and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster’s international website show a consistent presentation of their philosophies. While some claim this is a ‘parody organisation’, members have rebutted this on a number of occasions.”

You can read more about it here at stuff.co.nz.

I lived in New Zealand for a year in college and it does not surprise me that the NZ government has publicly acknowledged our legitimacy, both because they are a progressive open-minded people, and also because of the amount of drinking that goes on over there.

Unrelated, they have birds that eat cars:

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231 Responses to “New Zealand government approves Pastafarian marriage ceremonies”

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  1. Rasputin says:

    No sign of St. Gnocchi recently. I hope she’s OK.

  2. Fat Bastard says:

    She went to the pub and hasn’t returned.

  3. John Connell says:

    Does no one see that these car eating birds are clearly proof of the existence of the FSM? Car eating birds would not appear out of the blue and if evolution were real than were do cars come into it smart guy? Clearly, using scientific method, I have proven that the noodle of fate has reached out and intelligently designed these birds to eat cars. Next stop Kentucky!

    • Captain Birdseye says:

      Irrefutable logic, John. Will hear from you in Kentucky.

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