It’s a bit late, but this headline has reappeared on both my Newsfeed and Dashboard, so… can we talk about how seriously unfunny this is? I am not closely affiliated to any religion and I respect Pastafarianism and the messages they are promoting, but wow, too far dude. It undermines the legitimate work of counter-religious/pro-atheist actions. It’s just another action that those cliché political conservatives are able to point at and argue that the youth of today are not able to take politics seriously. Trust me, I heard the arguments that (the youth-driven) Occupy Wallstreet movement was a joke— that the young only want to have fun, wreck havoc, and undermine the work of the people actually trying to alter laws they find unethical. It’s disconcerting because you know there were young adults out in those Occupy demonstrations trying to send a serious political message. But because of the actions of some kids who ‘wanted to have some fun’, the whole movement was looked down upon by extreme right-wingers. This undermines the license system (there is a reason headgear is traditionally not permitted to be worn in ID photos!), people who are thankful that they are able to wear religious headgear in these photos, and atheists all over. Apparently he was trying to send a political message by doing this. What message?! The lack of religious freedom?You’re trying to send a message by poking fun at the religious freedom people do have? I’m not a fan of mindless ‘humor.’ Maybe my sense of humor is waning, but you don’t understand how frustrating it is to be grouped with people like this.
As a side (not-so-serious) note, O-M-G: this guy looks too much like Greg Kinnear.