Pastafarian religion is literally taking over the world. More and more people are wearing colanders as an expression of their beliefs. Moreover, the movement is considered a real and legitimate religion, as much as any other. Crazy as it may sound, you can actually place your bet on Pastafarian religion on 22BET Sportsbook.
What began as a parody-religion and grew to become a social movement.
Probably you have already heard about Pastafarian religion. In case if you haven’t, let’s see what it is. The beginning dates back to 2005. The Kansas State Board of Education announced its intention of teaching creationism and intelligent design. The 24-year-old Bobby Henderson sent them a letter of critique and wrote about his personal belief of the creation. Henderson insisted his theory should be taught alongside intelligent design, for a balanced perspective. However, the Board of Education left the letter unanswered, the idea caught on and soon became an internet phenomenon.
Unlike other religions, this one has no official dogma and likes to encourage independent thinking. However, The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster contains the Pastafarian version of the 10 commandments. The book itself is essentially analogous to the Bible.
Anyone can become a Pastafarian minister
The Flying Spaghetti Monster church had recently been added to the list of 727 religions of New Zealand. That means anyone who feels a desire within to spread the Pastafarian lifestyle can easily purchase a Certificate from the website. The certificate does not require any theological training. On the other hand, it is suitable for presiding over social ceremonies such as marriages, baptisms, and giving last rites. Also, it is suitable for performing an exorcism or casting out false prophets.
In 2016, a New Zealand minister was able to perform the first legally recognized Pastafarian marriage. Obviously, the wedding vows were full of pasta themes wordplay.
Wearing a colander on one’s head is a religious expression. That is why the Pastafarian church encourages its followers to wear colanders in the workplace and on their photo IDs. Numerous people all over the world now fight to wear colanders on their driver’s license, and many have been successful.
There are several weird cults and sects in Russia
Within the Soviet Union, religion was tightly controlled. However, after the system collapsed, there was an explosion in the number of sects and cults. Currently, there are believed to be several hundred different sects in Russia, containing some 600,000 to 800,000 people. Not to mention, that the back pages of many Russian tabloid newspapers are full of advertisements of “healers” and “magicians.”
Some of these groups can be extremely violent, like the Oprichnik Brotherhood of Ivan the Terrible group. The group lives in peasant-like conditions; using outside toilets, drawing water from wells. Another well-known sect in Russia has its base near the southern Siberian town of Abakan, where thousands of people, both Russian and foreign, worship a former Russian provincial traffic policeman, Sergei Torop, as the second coming of Christ.
Obviously, they have a mixed reputation in the surrounding area. Compared to these group, Pastafarians are just a couple of funny and cool dudes.
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Usually, not having a special place for their gathering, Pastafarians meet up on social networks. In 2016, however, Novgorod welcomed Russia’s very first Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The church was said to host public gatherings every Friday. In case you are interested, you are welcomed in Nizhny Novgorod, at the Flying Spaghetti Monster Hostel.
The social movement itself promotes a light-hearted view of religion. By now, the Pastafarian church has been recognized as an official religion in the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Poland. So let’s see if the Russian Federation will be the next spot. According to the latest review of the 22BET Sportsbook, nothing is impossible. So, make sure to bet on Pastafarian religion.