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. Memelabs » Best and Worst Christmas Commericals says:

    [...] unemployment line somewhere). I am now making Chrismahanukwanzakah my new favorite holiday – sorry FSM Holiday but you’ve been replaced, it was good while it lasted [...]

  2. Peter Popoff says:

    So, What’s the deal?
    Santa is right around the corner.
    Yet nobody here has a Holiday recipe to share?
    Santa will be upset I’m telling ya!

  3. Peter Popoff says:

    We need recipes folks!

  4. Peter Popoff says:

    Gotta love the way this forum runs??????

  5. Will Shaver’s Weblog » “The Holidays” says:

    [...] were any of those. It turns out that Amazon.com and a number of other retailers are supporting the Pastafarian Holiday Season. A festive time complete with lights and [...]

  6. eterpage says:

    i am very happy that the world is embrasing pastafarianism. 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!

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  8. Holiday Travel Bureau says:

    hi,emotion to go into specifics as to what and how Pastafarians celebrate/worship. The rituals and ceremonies are not principal. What is grievous is that Pastafarians judge gospel and formalism (the accent on organise over content). So, there are no specialised, handed-down-from-above category of special rituals or ceremonies. Pastafarianism is author of a express of aim than a set of rules to select. So relish the Holiday weaken, and keep it in a way that is attractive to you and those around you.
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