happy Holiday season everyone

Published December 1st, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

Happy Holidays!

A Holiday message from me:

It’s that time of year again. Many will be celebrating Christmas, some Hanukkah, some Kwanzaa, whatever. Pastafarians will be celebrating our holiday, named “Holiday“. And it’s not a specific date so much as it is the Holiday season, itself.

I hate to go into specifics as to what and how Pastafarians celebrate/worship. The rituals and ceremonies are not important. What is important is that Pastafarians reject dogma and formalism (the emphasis on form over content). So, there are no specific, handed-down-from-above sort of specific rituals or ceremonies. Pastafarianism is more of a state of mind than a set of rules to follow. So enjoy the Holiday season, and celebrate it in a way that is pleasing to you and those around you.

That said, I would like to point out how much Pastafarianism has spread in a remarkably short amount of time. A few years ago, you’d be wished a “Merry Christmas” by everyone. Now, by our schools, businesses, goverment, on tv – everywhere – what do you hear? We’re not offered the Christian greeting “Merry Christmas“, but instead a happy “Holiday” season. Holiday, is of course OUR Pastafarian holiday, and it’s amazing to see how it’s been accepted, embraced even, by so many people.

Consider this: the Washington Post reports that a few people are upset with the White House “Christmas” cards, because they fail to mention Christmas. Instead, and not surprisingly based on President Bush’s presumed closet-Pastafarianism, the 1.4 million recipients of the White House “Christmas” card are wished a happy “Holiday season”. Say what you will about our president, but to send a Pastafarian propaganda message to over a Million people, in defiance of the Christian Evangelists who are supposedly his base – that took a huge set. I was so Touched that I took the time to write Mr. Bush a note. Click to read it, if you want.

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So, that’s all. Have a safe and happy Holiday season. Remember that Flying Spaghetti Monster merchandise is not only fashionable, but also serves as propaganda.



115 Responses to “happy Holiday season everyone”

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  1. ATSAP REVOL says:

    @ #103, Holiday Travel Bureau or Smith?
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    Wish I could read what you have written, but I don’t understand Gibberish. The language you use seems to superficially resemble English. Is Gibberish the language spoken in the Arkham Asylum for the Religiously Stupid?
    -
    Atsap Revol, Professor of Linguistic Studies

  2. Beach Holiday Guide says:

    i am very happy that the world is embracing Rastafarian. i have shown many people the light but i have never seen it like this. i mean so many people are suddenly celebrating. and they are so enthusiastic!
    I hate to go into specifics as to what and how Proletarians celebrate/worship.

    Beach Holiday Guide

  3. Joseph Ford says:

    How do we get out from under this death grip, of big business, If it controls our government?

    I think that big business runs the United States of America. Do you be leave that Big Business controls government / politics in the USA?

    – Joseph Ford

  4. car flags says:

    I agree with your points , wonderful post.

    • Ferenst Anrtoplogist says:

      Glad yu aggree with our fucking pionts.

      FA

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  6. lanimal says:

    I am looking for a Pastafrian reply to use when someone says merry christmas or happy holidays to me, any good suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Jim

    • TheFewTheProudTheMarinara says:

      Merry Noodlemas?

      • Lanimal says:

        Gotta like that one. I am an air traffic controller and at the end of every conversation this time of year pilots will say merry Christmas. I have been at a loss for the past 30 years for a nice reply that kindly states I do not believe in your Christ but enjoy this season. I looked up FSM a month ago and came to this site to see what it is all about. All I can say is what a perfect fit for me, I love it. i feel like I was touched by his noodly appendage, reborn as other religions would say.

        Thanks for the reply.

        In sauciness,

        Jim lanimal

    • SillyKiwiMan says:

      I just go with “happy holidays”.

      I despise christmas, but do , in fact, want people to enjoy any time off work they may be planning. I figure it covers me.

      • SillyKiwiMan says:

        Or maybe a hearty “Yaargh” would do.

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