'Pastafarians' fail to win official religious recognition in Austria
People arrive in costume, including one of the 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' during a 'Pastafarian' rally on Oct. 30, 2010 in Washington, DC [AFP]

'Pastafarians' fail to win recognition in Austria (via AFP)

Pastafarianism, a movement set up partly to ridicule organised religion, has failed to win official recognition from Austria's religious authority. The Kultusamt authority ruled Wednesday that the "Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster" was not a proper…

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