How a US soldier finally got his Pastafarian dogtags
BoingBoing has posted a story about Justin Griffith, an atheist in the US military, who tells the story of how he ended up with ATHEIST/FSM on his dogtags. Read the full story here.
It all started when he enlisted as an atheist, only to have his recruiter record his religion as “Baptist.” Even switching recruiters didn’t end up with the error corrected. At boot camp, recruits were only allowed one “holy book” from their stated religion, so he brought The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which became the most-loved book in camp, much-borrowed and re-read by the other recruits. Even his drill sergeant liked it. Kinda.
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