Sunday, August 28, 2005

I have found Religion!

Boing Boing: Pastafarianism: Flying Spaghetti Monster cult grows
Two months ago, Cory was among the first to blog about "Flying Spaghetti Monster" -- the overlord of a new parody religion created to protest a Kansas State Board of Education decision allowing so-called Intelligent Design to be taught in science classes.
The FSM cult now has a Wikipedia entry, with details that indicate that followers of His Noodliness -- Pastafarians -- are growing in number, like so many meatballs accumulating on a plate of linguini.

I know what you are thinking. Coherent Light and religion? Nope, no freakin' way. Yes freakin' way! I have seen the light! I have been been touched by his noodly apendage! I will eat of His body and drink of His blood! Yes all I am now a born again Pastafarian! For those unfortunate souls who have never heard His word please allow me to introduce you to the laws of Flying Spaghetti Monsterism from the Wikipedia entry
* The Universe was created by an invisible and undetectable Flying Spaghetti Monster. All evidence pointing towards evolution was intentionally planted by this being.
* Global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct consequence of the decline in numbers of pirates since the 1800s. A graph showing the inverse correlation between the pirates and global temperatures was also provided. This was presumably intended to highlight the logical fallacy of correlation implying causation.
* Bobby Henderson is the "prophet" of this religion.
Codes of conduct
* Prayers are ended with the word "RAmen" rather than "Amen".
* Followers are expected to dress in full pirates' regalia.
Benefits of conversion
* Like the noodles they worship, Flying Spaghetti Monsterists have flimsy moral standards.
* Every Friday is a religious holiday.
* Promise of a stripper factory and a beer volcano in Heaven.
All praise the FSM!
As a newly converted member of Flying Spaghetti Monsterism the blog shall henceforth carry the mark of his noodlism (as soon as I figure out how) on the sidebar as a permanent link.

What?! Oh all right fine. FSM was started as an open letter to th Kansas City School Board in response to their decision to teach Intelligent Design (Creationism dressed up as science) in addition to Evolution.

Check out the home page for FSM and Pastafarianism for some good laughs.
I'm still gonna call myself a Pastafarian, watch.


At Sunday, August 28, 2005 9:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog looks great...Thanks from Jordan


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