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”

  1. Alchemist says:

    Hi Sean – love the eaddy :)
    Dunno if we do have any rituals and ceremonies to be honest.
    Just drink grog. Lots of it.
    Drink enough and you might even see the FSM!

  2. -sean- FSM says:

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  5. Bombadil says:

    it’s almost that time of the year again! out of curiosity wha day do we get holiday gifts(plz say every day). further morewhat do we give? i mean it can’t be strictly fsm related can it? bobby plz respond

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  7. Peter Popoff says:

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY!
    YAY!
    It’s that time again. You old posters here might remember my Holiday cake recipe,
    From last year.
    I just made my first one of the season today, and since I’ve got the recipe out;
    I figured I’d pass it on again.

    .
    If anybody else has a holiday recipe, please post it here, I’ll try most anything.
    Thanks,
    Peter Popoff
    .

    Tequila Holiday Cake
    .
    Ingredients:
    1 cup of water
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 cup of sugar/rice syrup
    1 tsp salt
    1 cup of brown sugar/honey
    Lemon juice
    4 large eggs
    Nuts
    1 bottle tequila
    2 cups of dried fruit
    .
    Sample the tequila to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the
    tequila
    again. To be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and
    drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a
    large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this
    point
    it’s best to make sure the tequila is still OK. Try another cup…
    just in
    case. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl
    and
    chuck in the cup of dried fruit.
    .
    Pick the frigging fruit up off floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried
    druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a
    drewscriver.
    Sample the tequila to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of
    salt.
    Or something. Check the tequila. Now shift the lemon juice and strain
    your
    nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you
    can
    find. Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to
    fall
    over. Don’t forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl
    through
    the window. Finish the tequila and wipe counter with the cat.

  8. PacificPam says:

    I almost fall off my chair!

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