pastafarians can't drive?
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so this happened....

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/10/06/pastafarian-loses-bc-drivers-licence_n_5942846.html

For those to lazy to read it, some dude went to get his drivers license renewed and was denied due to his "religious headgear" aka a pasta strainer. Basically taking a joke to an absurd level simply to prove a point, at least that is how i see it. But it does open up a interesting debate about religious freedoms and the way in which one display there faith.

So the question is.

is it okay to deny someone a license or other government or potentially corporate ID based on things like wearing a pasta strainer on your head, or other religious headgear?

My opinion is if it does not interfere with identifying the person in question, the whole point of an id then hey man do whatever its all good to me.

Whats your opinion?

P.S. link to the YouTube video about it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pux7jummtfA

DUDE THAT DINO KIT CAR!
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Well, I'm pretty sure ideally for a good ID you shouldn't wear any head obscuring gear. Although if you absolutely must wear your esteemed pasta strainers(or other assorted religous headgear), you should probably make sure it doesn't cover your face, forehead and ears.
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I feel that it's best not to wear headgear during picture-taking, to help allow for unhampered identification, especially considering the typically poor quality of the resultant photo. Other than that, I think that religious headgear should largely be a non-issue.
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Small colanders/strainers are available which are actually about the size of a yarmulke (traditional Jewish religious headgear for males). Perhaps the driver should have worn a smaller colander?

In truth, however, all headgear is generally prohibited in government ID photos in the US, especially since Homeland Security became involved. Even such state-issued IDs as driving licenses are increasingly subject to strict Federal regulation.
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Posted 10/13/14
They allowed this.



So why should he be turned away?
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I don't think there should be a problem if you can clearly see the person's face, but if it's almost completely obscured like the above picture... well... I don't know about you, but I can't tell a thing about that person's face.
Posted 10/13/14
I'm dying from laughing. A true pastafarian...



it's religious discrimination. pastafarianism has its own holy book and set of commandments, guess in the eyes of certain people, a religion is only a religion if it's invented by people from several millennia ago who knew almost next to nothing about science.
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Is it sad that I feel ashamed that this came from BC but kinda don't care since it involves someone from Surrey?
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Posted 10/13/14

Iberjib wrote:

Well, I'm pretty sure ideally for a good ID you shouldn't wear any head obscuring gear. Although if you absolutely must wear your esteemed pasta strainers(or other assorted religous headgear), you should probably make sure it doesn't cover your face, forehead and ears.


^This
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killar wrote:

They allowed this.



So why should he be turned away?


Given that this is true, what the hell!?
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

I'm dying from laughing. A true pastafarian...



it's religious discrimination. pastafarianism has its own holy book and set of commandments, guess in the eyes of certain people, a religion is only a religion if it's invented by people from several millennia ago who knew almost next to nothing about science.



Aurasphinxiar wrote:

Given that this is true, what the hell!?



"It's only a religion if it's one of the three I know of"

This is how most religious zealots are. If it's some they never heard of they treat it like it's just made up like they did this guy
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curlykids/rastafarian-teen-suspended-from-louisiana-school-for-dreadlocks/


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Aurasphinxiar wrote:


killar wrote:

They allowed this.



So why should he be turned away?


Given that this is true, what the hell!?


Religiously, they wear it. But, she should be using her face for government and identification purposes.
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ayesharocks wrote:


Aurasphinxiar wrote:


killar wrote:

They allowed this.



So why should he be turned away?


Given that this is true, what the hell!?


Religiously, they wear it. But, she should be using her face for government and identification purposes.


That's a freakin' ninja mask!
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DeadlyOats wrote:


That's a freakin' ninja mask!


ninjas need licenses too, can't have them driving around illegaly
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