Pastafarian can wear a colander hat in his driver's license photo

An Austrian atheist will be allowed to wear a colander on his head in his driver's license photo after successfully arguing that it counts as "religious headgear" for Pastafarians. I'm torn. On the one hand, there's a lot of religious people I respect and mocking the stuff about religion that doesn't matter (the outfits other people choose to wear do not affect me) is not something I'd prefer atheism be known for—especially since this particular incident has some cultural/racial overtones as well, given the issues Europe has had with respecting Muslim women's right to wear a head scarf. On the other hand, I kind of love the Flying Spaghetti Monster and enjoy the idea of a colander hat. (Via Simon Singh)