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NZ: Pastafarian marriage ceremonies approved

#1  Postby Ironclad » Dec 16, 2015 8:10 pm

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New Zealand has given approval to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to carry out marriage ceremonies in the country.

The official notice was published online in New Zealand's government gazette. Registrar-general Jeff Montgomery says his decision was based purely on whether the organisation upholds or promotes religious beliefs, or philosophical or humanitarian convictions. "No judgement is made on the validity of those beliefs or convictions," he tells Stuff.co.nz website.

The church's lead official, or Top Ramen, prefers to remain anonymous, but tells Radio New Zealand that the next step is to nominate a marriage celebrant for approval. "We are a bona fide church, and our people do like to get married, some of them several times," she says, adding that Pastafarian wedding attire can range from pirate outfits to the traditional colander headgear. "We can wear the pirate gear, we can wear the pasta gear, we're quite flexible."


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Re: NZ: Pastafarian marriage ceremonies approved

#2  Postby crank » Dec 17, 2015 4:02 am

I heard there's a test to ensure the couple is ready for marriage, they are, of course, hurled against a wall, it they stick, they're ready.
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#3  Postby Scot Dutchy » Dec 17, 2015 10:02 am

Religion should not be involved in any marriage ceremony.
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#4  Postby Fallible » Dec 17, 2015 10:48 am

:roll:
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#5  Postby DoctorE » Dec 17, 2015 11:35 am

Harley Neville, an ordained Pastafarian Poet, explains life as a follower of the flying spaghetti monster and hopes to become the first person to act as a Pastafarian marriage celebrant in New Zealand
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#6  Postby Ironclad » Dec 17, 2015 5:51 pm

How does a Pastafarian blaspheme? ''Suck my noodly appendage".. maybe?
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#7  Postby Macdoc » Dec 17, 2015 11:55 pm

partner and I are considering it. :D
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#8  Postby monkeyboy » Dec 18, 2015 12:53 am

Sucking his noodle appendage? Or just the blasphemy?
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#9  Postby Macdoc » Dec 18, 2015 3:40 am

sigh ....children....getting a pasta blessed marriage...as we are planning to go to NZ in 2016
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