There is Hope

Hello again everyone.

I have been talking about the “Church of What’s Happening Now” for a long time.  I’d see a church building and if I didn’t recognize it as one of the mainstream denominations I would refer to it as the Church of What’s Happening Now.  Most of the time it would be one of those evangelical churches of Jesus Christ blah blah blah.

Well, I was reading the news the other day and discovered that there is a Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (also known as Pastafarianism) and it seems that one of its members, Sean Corbett of Arizona, always wanted to have his driver’s license picture taken with a spaghetti strainer on his head.  Yep, that is what I thought, too.

This fellow was rejected in several attempts to accomplish his goal.  Many of the DMV offices in Arizona thought a spaghetti strainer on a person’s head would somehow have a negative effect on the ability to identify the man from his driver’s license.  In theory, I guess, it makes sense.  But what about his religious freedom to be photographed with his spaghetti strainer??  I never thought of that.

He finally found an office that would permit him to be photographed with his chosen head gear.  And his life’s dream came true.

Now I know what a certified idiot looks like.  Don’t ask me how this sort of thing is newsworthy.  We should talk to USA Today about that.

Word has it that the State of Arizona intends to void his license.  I’m not exactly sure how that works.  It seems to me that once such a license is issued and in the possession of Mr. Corbett, no one will know that it is “void” when he presents it.

Anyway, back to my thought about Hope.  If there can be a real Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, there can be a real Church of What’s Happening Now.  Maybe I should go to the Spaghetti Monster Church’s website for some ideas about the catechism for my Church of What’s Happening Now.

I’ve already spotted a location for my church headquarters.  Its up the street from my granddaughter, Grace’s house.  Maybe she will want to be a leader in my church.  I’ll have to talk to her parents about that.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned.

Source: Colander-wearing man: Driver’s license fight a matter of religious freedom

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