Sunday, April 17, 2016

First official Pastafarian wedding to take place in New Zealand.

Courtesy of RadioNZ: 

Toby Ricketts and Marianna Young will be married by the leader of the New Zealand Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and attendees - bride and groom included - will be in full pirate regalia. 

Pastafarians believe in an airborne noodle god, wear colanders on their heads and practice a gentle form of piracy. 

The couple are recent converts to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and the bride-to-be Ms Young said a conventional marriage and all the traditions that went along with it did not appeal. 

"So this offered an opportunity to do something different that fitted for us."

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster started as a parody to protest the teaching of creationism in Kansas public schools.

And now look at how it has evolved.

And to be honest, is it really any more ridiculous than any of the other religions that it was created to mock?


  1. Anonymous3:16 AM

    I am a pastafarian minister. I have the certificate to prove it.
    I also work at a hospital and am tempted to ask for clergy parking lol.
    The best part of my ministry is that my teenage sons, whom my husband and I have not indoctrinated into any religion other than the one that asks you to be a good person and do the right thing and take care of those in me the ministry appointment for Christmas lol (we do put up a tree and bake good stuff, cause, it is pretty and pleasant!)

    1. Anonymous2:14 PM

      Religion doesn't teach people right or wrong, parents do. Religion teaches nothing but to hate in a them or us scenario.

  2. Anonymous3:29 AM

    I'm assuming a Pasta will marry them?

  3. Anonymous3:44 AM

    Pastafarianism is absolutely no more ridiculous than any of the longer-standing religions. It even makes more sense than many (Mormonism, Scientology, Christianity...).

  4. Anonymous6:23 AM

    OT-"I have a lady attorney who sort of led this effort for me."

    1. Anonymous6:27 AM

  5. Anita Winecooler12:47 PM

    I hope whatever pasta they served at the reception was al dente. Nothing sadder than a room full of limp noodles- ask Donald Trump w/ the GOP.

  6. They chose to don pretentious fantasy costumes for their wedding, just like neopagans, Christians, Buddhists, and Satanists. Probably did the macarena too.

    Religions are more alike than they are different, even the jokey ones. True evolution of attitude would have to reach that understanding. Then maybe we could all just get along.

  7. I'm surprised it took this long. (And I doubt this is the first Pastafarian wedding).

    But what bothers me is that, like Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin, I fear that this parody will eventually be taken seriously as a religion and that in some distant future Pastafarians won't be as pacifist as they are now and in their religious intolerance, violence will be committed in the name of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.


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