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. FSM lover form south dakota says:

    Hey thanks for the info for i am a noob pastafarian that just got his gosple last night!!

  2. FSM lover for south dakota says:

    i love you guys

  3. FSM lover from south dakota says:

    awesome

  4. FSM lover from south dakota says:

    awesome, i will now enjoy my holdays in a greater peace of mind

  5. henderob says:

    hey, welcome to Pastafarianism, fsm lover from s.dakota. And thank you for your Corn and Hay, which, according to google, are your top two principal products.

  6. Swabbies Bucket says:

    Dude Bobby, That was very nice of you, to send the Prez a card!
    That touched me, it did!
    And thanks for wishing me and everybody a happy holiday.
    I still do the christmas thing myself, old habits and all that.
    Peace be with you and yours.

  7. jayson says:

    This is one of the best parts of being a pastafarian, with loose morals I have no regret about taking any holiday and making it one I enjoy. Thanks FSM
    ramen

  8. No one in particular says:

    Thanks forr sending W a letter! Tell us if he says anything back!

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