Luka Novy - wishes to be officially regarded as a wally.
Mr Novy claims to be a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti-Monster (a Pastafarian), which is an organization of people who believe that lame jokes can be healed, and that dead humour can rise again.
As a registered wally, Mr Novy should not be mocked on the grounds of his sincerely-held beliefs. Eternal life may be beyond him, but there is still some hope that he may one day get a life.
This parody was hilarious the first ten times I saw it.
We were privileged to receive a copy of a liturgy from the Church of Clueless Wallies. It begins as follows:
Priest: Look at me, I've got a sieve on my head. People: And so have we. Tee hee. Priest: The quality of pasta is not strained. People: And nor is the flying spaghetti-monster joke. Priest: At the going down of the sun and in the morning People: We shall continue to giggle at it. Ho ho. Priest: For what is man, that Thou art mindful of him? People: Well, in our case, a complete Dawk-head.It is believed that the last response was inserted in tribute to Professor Richard Dawkins, who is himself more of an "invisible badger" man, with his recent gnomic utterance "You have zero evidence for your theory that invisible badgers can't fly", considered by great minds to be a devastating justification of the "skyfarian" faith.
Cary Grant dressed as a badger (for one of my readers, a fan).
Although officially recognised as member of a religion, Pastafarians will be facing other legal difficulties, as they seek equal status with more serious faiths. Will they be allowed to "marry" same-sex couples? Most Pastafarians are adolescent males with acne, who stare at their feet whenever a girl approaches within speaking distance, so this is likely to become a burning issue. However, the future looks good for their church, as younger people are also starting to flock to the faith.
Pastafarianism - a good religion for people with a mental age of 3.