How does the State judge the credibility of religious hats? The Irish State has turned down an application from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to solemnise marriages, telling Pastafarian Minister John Hamill that colander-based religious hats are not credible. By contrast, Roman Catholic religious hats are clearly credible. Pastafarianism is legally recognised in several countries. The first legal Pastafarian wedding took place last year in New Zealand. Praise be to his noodley appendages.