Pastafarian Nick brought this to my attention. I believe he’s the first to discover this hidden message in Kurt Vonnegut’s classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five.
First, a short description of the plot, courtesy of wikipedia: Slaughterhouse-Five spans the life of a man who has become unstuck in time. It is the story of Billy Pilgrim experiencing different time periods of his life, most notably his experience in World War II and his relationship with his family. The book is a series of seemingly random happenings that, in combination, present the thematic elements of the novel in an unraveling order.
Billy is kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who exhibit him in a zoo along with a pornographic movie star. Tralfamadorians see in four dimensions, meaning they see time as well. They have therefore seen every moment of their lives already.
With that premise, take a look at Vonnegut’s description of how the all-seeing Tralfamadorians perceive time and space:
The heavens are filled with rarefied, luminous spaghetti.
Clearly, Vonnegut was a Pastafarian.
I’ve left the comments open on this post – I hope to hear some alternative interpretations of Vonnegut’s “luminous spaghetti” phrophecy. What do you think?