Wow. pirates? strippers? A religion that speaks to me. 4 years ago
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How I did it: I think a person's understanding of the universe is personal, no matter what that understanding is. It bothers me that some push their beliefs, and condemn those with different ones. I learned about FSM, a satirical "religion" invented as a response to the kansas school board considering teaching creationism. Since learning about the spaghetti monster, i have been increasingly more amused with the thought, and now it plays a role in how i approach people who try to condemn me. Don't get me wrong, if you believe in god, good for you. Just don't think your believe applies to anyone but you. Read how I did it… 4 years ago
if you replace all reference to ‘god’ in everyday conversation and web-posting into “FSM”, “the Monster”, “His Holiness the FSM” or similar. 4 years ago
but then one BA was in comparative religion … it’s up my alley. 4 years ago
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or Pastafarianism, is a satirical religious group which has grown out of a 2005 letter written to the Kansas state school board by a physics graduate named Bobby Henderson in protest of a decision by the board to mandate the teaching of intelligent design creationism alongside evolutionary theory in biology classes. The FSM is said to have created the universe, and he uses His Noodly Appendage to interfere with scientific data in order to confuse human understanding and test our faith. In addition, Pastafarians believe that correlation equals causation: because statistics show that the rise in global temperature and the number of pirates in existence are inversely proportional, then dwindling numbers of pirates must be causing the earth to warm, therefore pirates are considered to be holy beings. Group members frequently speak like pirates (or type in pirate dialect), and dress in pirate garb for gatherings. 5 years ago
Hear the revelations!
“It has been privately revealed to professor Huxdane that an asteroid killed the dinosaurs”! 5 years ago
I’d like to put more people’s noodles to work and introduce them wonders of pastafarianism. It is such a delicious thing!
We need to up our evangelizing and fund raising so that we may build the world’s first voyaging pirate ship church of the FSM!
Ramen! 5 years ago
I’ve done it, i’m doing it, i’will do it, and it won’t stop.
after telling a few poeple about the truth of the Monster, after drawing icons of him on my wall cupboard (one door of my wall cupboard is painted with a special matter like black board in school so i can write with chalks on it), i found that my own mom, after i told her, is also spreading the gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. it’s like a second generation of gospel spreading.
so i can honestly judge that my goal can be put in the “i’ve done this” section even if it would never be done and if it is an everyday work…
so keep on spreading it fellows. 6 years ago
I highly recommend that you use this poster (I didn’t make it) as a quick cheat sheet to anyone who asks you questions about your True Religion. http://weefolk.awardspace.com/pastafarianposter.html 6 years ago
My School annoucements were talking about the theology club, and the were listing religions. Blah, blah, jesus, clah, buddha, etc. the, out of the blue, ”..have you been touched by the noodley appendage of the flying spaghetti monster?...” MAINSTREAM!!!!!
go to http://www.venganza.org 6 years ago
and am looking at the pastaferian path
may everyone be touched by his noodly appendage
(...and bring back the pirates!) 6 years ago
At school there are quite a few religious groups who run around handing out pamphlets and attempting to convert people. One day after class the leader of the queer student association was complaining about how the Mormons had been literally chasing students across the campus and being really aggressive. I suggested that he might deter them by sharing with him the gospel of FSM. I googled and discovered that there’s a lovely printable pdf pamphlet which gives a great introduction to the flying spaghetti monster. I printed it out for him, folded it up, and he was able to share the good word with the Mormons. Step by step, day by day… 6 years ago
I have spread Flying Spaghetti Monsterism to my immediate family, which is all my social network is composed of.
I think the only effect it had was to assert my eccentricity and maybe cause my parents to scout out nearby mental institutions, but I tried. 6 years ago
About FSM and she loved it. She even put it on her MySpace page. 6 years ago
Hey what better place to get someone’s attention. I have been printing the WWFSMD? stickers on 4” X 5” Avery Labels and plastering them on the inner door public bathroom stalls and on the inner door of Plop-Johns. I have included the graphic at the top of the page. 7 years ago
Whenever I’m feeling doubtful about something, I just ask myself:
What Would Flying Spaghetti Monster Do?
I have spread the word of FSM, although not perhaps as vociferously as I could. But I have LJ icons, and have explained the joys of FSM to all who’ve asked. And everytime my son and I eat at Pasta Pomodoro, my son asks me if he’s on FSM’s “happy list” now, because we’re eating pasta again. “Of course,” I tell him. “Flying Spaghetti Monster LOVES you.” Then, we share a meatball. Yo HO! 7 years ago
I wish to spread the message to everyone I meet, safe in the knowledge that the Flying Spaghetti Monster supports me in my quest, touching all with His Noodly Appendage.
Pastafarianism makes far more sense than any other religion. It even explains why the world appears older than it really is, and has an active plan for stopping global warming. And coupled with the beer volcano and stripper factory promised to us in the Afterlife, who really could resist?
I’ll have to start with my family… “In the beginning, the Flying Spaghetti Monster created a mountain, some trees, and a midgit [sic], and He saw that it was good…”7 years ago
I just read this over at The Register :
~A BBC survey into Brits’ views on evolution has found that while 48 per cent of people opted for evolution as that which “best described their view of the origin and development of life”, 22 per cent opted for creationism and 17 per cent for for intelligent design. The remainder of the pollees “did not know”.~
Things like this scare me, I mean really keep me up awake at night wondering what the world is comming to. Even before I realised the fundemental flaws of all religion, Evolution was a given… sure, there are gaps, but a whole bunch of evidence, with some holes we don’t yet understand doesn’t mean that an alternative theory, with no evidence at all must be correct.
Sometimes I just want the FSM to come by and tell me it’s all okay, and that people are really a lot smarter then they pretend to be. 7 years ago
I’ve just introduced two newbies to the word of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It’s a start for them, but I’m sure, I brought them to the right path. 7 years ago
Once upon a time, I was a christan. I had a great church, great community, even went to a church summer camp once – which was both great fun, but also shown me some creepy moments of people having intense religious experiences, and then I moved house far away at an age where I didn’t really want to get to know people at the non church school for the last year, so I lapsed.
Then, over time I tryed to get back as I though more deeply about what my faith was, and what I wanted to do with my life.
At some point in the last year or so the last of these nagging thoughs vanished and I had a moment of reverlation: None of it makes sense, at all, to the very core of who I am relgion and faith has no use to me what so ever.
Now, I’m still a very spiritual person, I see beauty in many great things, and can find wonderful things from meditation, reflection, and Hallucinogenics at times, I connect with people on an emotional level, and have a great sense of community with my friends.
So FSMism is the sum of my reasons why I am now so firmly anti-religion, and it gives rise to discussion on that very subject. 7 years ago
I know what your thinking, the Flying Spagetti Monster? That’s just stupid, it’s a joke and no one seriously follows it.
Now ask your self why it’s stupid? Make a list of reasons.
Now, for each item on that list give reasons how your own choice of religion answers these questions in a way that is acceptable to you, that FSM isn’t.
I’d be very interested to know what people come up with.
The FSM Page: http://www.venganza.org/ 7 years ago
As an avid bird owner, I have often lamented the fact that “Pirate” is no longer a viable career choice. I dream of tasting the salty sea air, peg-leg firmly wedged into the deck, while my bird rides contentedly on my shoulder.
I offer for your consideration this little seen portrait of James K. Polk. Many people still do not realize that in addition to having death ray eyesight, Polk retired from the presidency to become a pirate. 7 years ago