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In praise of an alternate creation theory

Published January 7th, 2007 by Bobby Henderson

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Leslie Scrivener has written an excellent article, In praise of an alternate creation theory, in the Toronto Star.

From the department of one scientific theory is as good as another, comes the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

The theory goes like this: the Earth and all living things were created by a Supreme Being, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and though there are no witnesses to creation, there are written accounts of it.

In time, men and women heard of the spaghetti monster and came to worship him. And as the word spread, a gospel was written and churches were established in his name.

And artists, inspired by his word, drew his image – a tangled mass of pasta, with two generous meatballs, and googly eyes protruding from stalks.

Since the Flying Spaghetti Monster was revealed in 2005, millions have seen his image or read about him and his teachings, on the Internet site www.venganza.org and also in a book published last year, The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Read the article HERE.



250 Responses to “In praise of an alternate creation theory”

  1. Kaptain Jimmy says:

    Always great to sea we have allies in the war on kreationism.
    Sometimes they seem few and far between.
    RAmen!

  2. Pixel Pete says:

    Yes, now Pastafarianism has spread to the press!

  3. Wench Nikky says:

    @Leslie Scrivener
    I feel that the FSM may be saving you a special spot, by the beer vocanoe with all the classiest strippers.
    RAmen

  4. Wench Beth says:

    RAmen to Wench Nikky!! Those Canadians have got more of a noodly clue than we Americans do. Maybe I’ll move there! (I definitely will in 2008 if another Republican takes charge of this wounded country!!)

  5. Anita says:

    WOW, your minions are spreading the gospel over the intertubes and ether now!

  6. Mr. Cotton's Parrot says:

    This article makes an excellent point about an ostensibly “scientific” organization getting their panties in a wad over a perceived religious offense. I think they really do believe no one can guess that their motivations are religious, not scientific, or else they wouldn’t put such a moronic statement on their own site. This reminds me of a conversation I had a couple of years ago with someone advocating IDiocy. They kept insisting that religion had nothing to do with it, but were strangely agitated by my suggestion that perhaps space aliens were responsible for life on Earth, and not a divine, omniscient, omnipotent yet curiously undetectable diety named God. Not surprisingly, they couldn’t tell me why aliens couldn’t be the culprits, and were really pissed that I brought it up. Of course, now we all know that the FSM is responsible!

    RAmen

  7. Mad John Kidd says:

    @ Wench Beth

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    Welcome aboard! And always remember, when the fundies attack you and your fellow Pastafarians with vacuous vitriol and vicious vulgarity, smite them with the Sacred Sword of Sarcasm.

    RAmen

    MJK

  8. Jingles says:

    @MJK…
    “…vacuous vitriol and vicious vulgarity, smite them with the Sacred Sword of Sarcasm”
    .
    Alliteration much?

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