Mental check for the right to wear a spaghetti strainer on drivers license

Mental check for the right to wear a spaghetti strainer on drivers license

Postby tash » 13 Jul 2011, 22:06

Alm sent his application for a new driver's licence in 2008 along with a picture of himself with a colander on his head.
The stunt got him an invitation to the doctor's to check he was mentally fit to drive, but after three years, Alm's efforts have paid off.


http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/ar ... 7eae10.841
(sorry, I forgot how to make neat links)

So, the question is, why does that require three years of checking mental fitness of the applicant, but one from an established religion is not questioned? When both religions are equally impossible to prove.
A Christian may wear a cross around his/her neck, a Jew or a Sikh may wear head gear. Why is a spaghetti strainer different?
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Re: Mental check for the right to wear a spaghetti strainer on drivers license

Postby Jaboney » 13 Jul 2011, 23:05

Thomas Hobbes wrote:For if I should not believe all that is written by Historians, of the glorious acts of Alexander, or Caesar; I do not think the Ghost of Alexander, or Caesar, had any just cause to be offended; or any body else, but the Historian. If Livy say the Gods made once a Cow speak, and we believe it not; we distrust not God therein, but Livy. So that it is evident, that whatsoever we believe, upon no other reason, then what is drawn from authority of men only, and their writings; whether they be sent from God or not, is Faith in men only.
An expression of faith in a long established religion is founded, if nothing else, on the dubious authority of a fairly vast community. Yes, that's thin ice. But the spaghetti strainer brigade is on decidedly thinner ice. Whether or not there's solid ground beneath, who's to know? For now, there may be better reason to check for cracks among the pastarians.

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Re: Mental check for the right to wear a spaghetti strainer on drivers license

Postby finley » 14 Jul 2011, 00:03

Eh? Since when did you need to be mentally fit to drive in Taiwan?

From what I saw during my scooter test, as long as your not deaf and blind, and don't fall off or fail to stop at a red light more than once, you're good to go.
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