Spaghetti monster goes to Germany’s Constitutional Court

The highest court in Germany may soon have to consider whether the mock church should be treated as an “ideological community,” which could allow them to claim rights similar to traditional religious groups.

“We believe that a satirical religion should have the same rights as other religions,” chairman of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Rüdiger Weida, on Monday. Weida also goes by his church name, Brother Spaghettus.

  • tom_billesley

    In a paragraph from the verdict cited at the church’s website, the judges say that church members were willing to alter “their perspective and claims based on the changes in reality.”
    “So it seems German law stipulates that only worldviews with dogmatic, fixed lines and beliefs can really be counted as such,” the carbohydrate-rich church said on Monday. “Those [ideologies] that can develop apparently aren’t worldviews.”
    So churches that now have gay marriage or women bishops would lose their rights under German law?

    • Tooth&Claw

      Keeps out Scientology.

  • Alain

    If they grant the label of religion to Islam, why not for this group.

  • vwVwwVwv

    I believe in the jumping boobs prophecy, when the holy boobs collided
    the BIG BANG occurred, it created the universe….
    grab the boobs wherever you are
    allowed to grab them and
    say Halleluya…

    • Alain

      LOL Are you accepting converts?

  • DMB

    Atheists rather than seek direct recognition as an “ideological community” they are choosing the guise of a false religious pretext as an underhanded way of receiving recognition as an “ideological community” in order to receive the same (tax) benefits as a recognized religious group would. This not only undermines atheists credibility but demonstrates their inability to articulate their position on why humanism is worthy of being recognized as a recognized identifiable group.