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Friday, August 19, 2005

Flying Spaghetti Monster

The Flying Spaghetti Monster is the deity of a parody religion, known as Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, started on the Internet by Bobby Henderson as a parody of the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to allow intelligent design to be taught in science classes alongside evolution. Henderson submitted an open letter to the Kansas Board of Education demanding that Flying Spaghetti Monsterism be given equal time in classrooms along with other religious creation beliefs. The "religion" has since become an Internet phenomenon garnering many followers (sometimes referring to themselves as "Pastafarians") preaching the word of their "noodly master" as the One True Religion.

The Universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster.
All evidence pointing towards evolution was put in place by His Noodly Appendage.
Global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct consequence of the decline in numbers of pirates since the 1800s.
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 pirate regalia.

The One True Monster
Some information derived from Flying Spaghetti Monster article in Uncyclopedia.

The Flying Spaghetti Monster is typically depicted as a clump of tangled spaghetti with two eyestalks and two meatballs. [1] Images depicting the creation of the universe typically show the Monster, a tree-covered mountain, and a midgit (sic) (the latter two presumably created by Him). According to followers the Monster is composed of two separate, and distinct parts:



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