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. Alchemist says:

    Peter. This woman really had a go at me for wearing a FSM Tshirt. Seriously. I was buying ale at the time so sod her. She was really pissed off with me – nearly violent – do we challenge people like that – do we fuck.

  2. Peter Popoff says:

    Alchemist, I’ve got a sister, well lets just say I’ve got a sister.
    In her case as well as in others. I think it’s better to just stand back, and let them believe what they want to believe.
    It saves you from lumps on tha head! From frying pans… ect…ect…
    Ramen

  3. Alchemist says:

    Peter – you could have told me that a while back. I ended up in A and E once ( thanks Fliss) she pushed me down the stairs – serious mood with me.

  4. Jodrell.net says:

    Festive Activities….

    I’ve been off work this last week (not that this meant that there weren’t phone calls, conference calls, and bucketloads of email that couldn’t be left until the New Year) and I capped the week off by going to see Iron Maiden at Earl’s Court o……

  5. LSM says:

    Happy Hollandaise everyone.

  6. Beastly Rich says:

    I think I will wear my FSM t shirt to work tomorrow, see what happens.

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