On Progressives, Tampon Earrings, and Pasta Strainers | The American Spectator: "This reminded me of another news item from this week in which a public official in a New York town was sworn into office wearing a pasta strainer on his head. He is part of the "Pastafarian" movement of atheists, which seeks to highlight the supposed absurdity of religion by praying to an "invisible flying spaghetti monster," a deity which they find no more absurd than any other article of faith. Yes, the whole thing is as insufferable as it sounds.
I commented on Mediaite's Facebook link to the story that such actions don't befit the dignity of public office. I was rebuked by several commenters who triumphantly pointed out that I would have had no objection if the man had worn a cross. The astute commenters were correct. I would have taken no issue if the man had worn a cross, any other signifier of a legitimate faith, or no representation of faith at all. Apparently this makes me a religious nut, and not merely someone who believes that public office entails the public trust and is therefore to be taken seriously."
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