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Student punished for spaghetti beliefs

Postby Lani » Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:56 pm UTC

Help! Help! I'm being oppressed!

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Postby Sufimoru » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:26 pm UTC

What could possibly be disruptive about full pirate regalia?

As long as he avoids the sword, hook hand, and bandana (Which out of dress code), there shouldn't be a problem.

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Postby cmacis » Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:04 pm UTC

Well, if his school had a uniform (as most do here) then he was clearly out of uniform and punishable by their rules on uniform. Sword or otherwise.
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Postby Belial » Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:07 pm UTC

Something tells me that there was no uniform, judging by two things:

A) Most american schools don't

2) They based their judgement on the costume being "disruptive". If they had a uniform, it would be much easier to press the uniform issue, and they'd've gone with that instead.

"Disruptive" was usually how the schools I went to with looser dress codes would justify banning anything too "abnormal" while still claiming not to regulate dress too strictly.
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Postby Lani » Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:33 am UTC

I think my favorite part of that article is the picture and caption "A man in full pirate regalia".
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Postby warriorness » Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:40 am UTC

lani wrote:I think my favorite part of that article is the picture and caption "A man in full pirate regalia".


I was just about to say that. As if we need an example (a completely unrelated one, no less, but for the clothing itself) to refresh our memories about what pirate regalia looks like?
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Postby damienthebloody » Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:03 am UTC

no, the best part of the article is the phrase "although there are those who remain spagnostic" :D

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Postby Andrew » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:51 am UTC

That's just the Metro in liquid form. Puns and stills from popular films are considered far more important than news or accuracy.

Clever way to make a point, though.

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Postby Pebbles » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:57 pm UTC

ah you have no idea how many people decided to rave on to me when picking up their ordered copies of the flying spaghetti monster book. it was horrible! im not religious, but i find it offensive when anyone makes fun of another persons beliefs. in saying that, i find the spaghetti monster an entirely legit god and no more or less ridiculous than 'God' of any christian faith.
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Postby Rorgg » Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:54 pm UTC

The FSM doesn't actually make fun of anyone's beliefs per se. I mean... come on, Pirates? Beer Volcanoes? Only in the broadest strokes.

It's clearly a satire on the methods that people use to force others to conform to their belief system, and the implications of having everyone act that way.

The book? Yeah, it's dumb. But the guy's got to make a few bucks, I don't blame him.

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Postby rachel » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:06 pm UTC

I think with cases like this, it is hard to tell whether or not they are being serious (not likely) or just using a completely ridiculous religion as an excuse to act dumb. Chances are it is the latter, because sadly there are a lot of people out there who will use any excuse they can find to be an ass.
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Postby Belial » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:12 pm UTC

Rorgg wrote:The FSM doesn't actually make fun of anyone's beliefs per se. I mean... come on, Pirates? Beer Volcanoes? Only in the broadest strokes.

It's clearly a satire on the methods that people use to force others to conform to their belief system, and the implications of having everyone act that way.


Yeah, the entire thing is a satire on "religion" as a thing, and not on any particular religion. And much like the invisible pink unicorn, it has a point.

I think with cases like this, it is hard to tell whether or not they are being serious (not likely) or just using a completely ridiculous religion as an excuse to act dumb.


I definitely doubt the kid was serious, but I don't think he was using to act "dumb", so much as to make a point.
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Postby rachel » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:17 pm UTC

Belial wrote:
I think with cases like this, it is hard to tell whether or not they are being serious (not likely) or just using a completely ridiculous religion as an excuse to act dumb.


I definitely doubt the kid was serious, but I don't think he was using to act "dumb", so much as to make a point.


I think without actually knowing the kid it's hard to tell. I guess this is telling of the types of people i knew in school because most of them would have done it to be dumb, not to try to make a point.
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Postby Toeofdoom » Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:43 pm UTC

I would've done it to make a point if my school had actually done any religious stuff, if I had full pirate regalia anyway.
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Postby warriorness » Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:06 pm UTC

Belial wrote:
I think with cases like this, it is hard to tell whether or not they are being serious (not likely) or just using a completely ridiculous religion as an excuse to act dumb.


I definitely doubt the kid was serious, but I don't think he was using to act "dumb", so much as to make a point.


Much like how FSMism is a satire on religion itself, I think the kid's demand that he be allowed to dress thusly is meant to be a satire on how educational institutions (and, quite possibly, the government itself) give, shall we say, special preference to members of more "legitimate" religions (for example, giving a day off on religious holidays).

This is, of course, assuming the kid is smart and thought this through. Otherwise, he's probably doing it just to act dumb.
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Postby fjafjan » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:03 am UTC

Serves that speghatti freak right!
We of the Tagliatelle belief system find his pirate costume offensive, after all it is stated in our holy book that Pirates are the works of the evil Minotaur, while Ninjas are truly devina, and those we should honor.
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