I received the following email from Jonathon:
It is very gratifying to know that Pastafarianism is becoming a mainstream, accepted and acceptable, religion.
The October 2007 National Geographic magazine contained two articles of great interest. One was on global warming. The other was on the decline of the Malacca pirates. Although National Geographic may not have been brave enough to explicitly put two and two together, the connection is there for anyone with open eyes to see.
I completely agree. I don’t think it’s a stretch to think that they’re making a reference to the Pastafarian belief that global warming is related to the decline in pirates. It is a subtle message, but it’s there.
Thank you for your support, NG.