Pastafarian Sworn Into Office Wearing A Colander (PHOTO)

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January 6, 2014 6:03 p.m.

Christopher Schaeffer, a member of the “Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster,” was sworn in as a member of the Pomfret Town Council in New York wearing a colander, the Observer reported.

“It’s just a statement about religious freedom,” he told the Observer. “It’s a religion without any dogma.”

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was formed to poke fun at organized religion.

An atheist student group in Wisconsin petitioned the state to put a Flying Spaghetti Monster in the state Capitol along with other Christmas displays in December.

Image via Greg Fox of the Observer

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