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Pastafarianism vs. Christianity

Published October 14th, 2007 by Bobby Henderson

I received this email from Pastafarian Chelsea:

The following is direct quote by Mark Coppenger, a pastor who teaches at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, courtesy of the article by Dan Vergano in USA Today, Spaghetti Monster is noodling around with faith.

“I’m happy to say I think FSM hurts the evolutionists’ program since, by mocking the Christian tradition … it reinforces the correct impression that there is genuine contempt for biblical faith in that camp. Besides, the parody is lame, and there are few things more encouraging than cheap shots from one’s opponents.”

I’m sorry if Christians find the belief that the Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe “lame,” but –correct me if I’m wrong- Christians believe that a cosmic Jewish zombie can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him that you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat an apple of discernment from a magical tree. And they think the idea that a decrease in pirates caused global warming is ridiculous?

The best lesson learned in life is to challenge the limitations of our mental capacities. If knowledge is a sin, let us burn in hell for eternity with the satisfaction that we aren’t superstitous, ignorant bigots.

I think Chelsea makes a good point. Also, I think that Pastafarianism has grown much larger than a response to the ID-evolution debate.



64 Responses to “Pastafarianism vs. Christianity”

  1. ۞ says:

    Oh wait, hang on, I’ve worked it out. Thanks.

  2. Merlin says:

    Theirs is weak religion that cannot stand the noodley wrath of the FSM! RAmen to that!

  3. ihatemyspace says:

    Their god doesn’t taste nearly as good as ours does…maybe with a little ranch dressing. It could be known as the man-seed of Christ.

  4. ☠DutchPastaGuy☠ says:

    @ihatemyspace
    “Their god doesn’t taste nearly as good as ours does”
    .
    How do you know that? Cannibal in the house?

  5. lilwench says:

    I think Chelsea summarized xian belief much better than I could ever hope to. Put like that, Pastafarianism makes much more sense, plus we have empirical proof!

    P.S. I ate the Holy Meal last night in a sauce of butter, teriyaki, and Old Bay. Much tastier than one of those little Jeezits.

  6. ihatemyspace says:

    @DPG
    I was raised Protestant, so I know what the Christ Chex taste like. Not good.

  7. lilwench says:

    @ihatemyspace

    I think we’ve both listened to the same Dane Cook comedy skit http://www.clipshack.com/Clip.aspx?key=507FC0A66C72E892

  8. Simon C says:

    That is so funny. HAHAHAH

    “rib-woman”, “jewish zombie”

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