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FSM @ Fremont Summer Solstice Parade

Published June 23rd, 2008 by Bobby Henderson

The FSM, Himself, and an intrepid crew of pirates were spotted at this year’s Fremont Summer Solstice Parade in Seattle, Washington:

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This amazing display was the work of the Seattle Atheists and Agnostics.

I am the gentlemen in the top photo in the red flannel shirt and crossbones bandanna. The Summer Solstice Parade is organized by Fremont Art Society. The object of the parade is to get art into the community. People all over Seattle converge on this parade and create floats, costumes, and works of art. Seattle Atheists is a non-profit organization which my wife and me are members of (www.seattleatheists.org) the organization wanted to be a part of this parade. We were going to do a theme on evolution, like the march of man. However it was decided that the Flying Spaghetti Monster would get a far better reaction. I can tell you the response was overwhelming. People literally ran out into the streets to pay homage to his Noodleyness and to get blessed by his noodley appendages. There were not any scoffers, just two people holding up signs telling the naked people in the parade to repent and turn to god. His Noodleyness had a few photos taken with naked women painted in chocolate syrup. I certainly wished at that moment that I was a flying spaghetti monster as well.

The people that got it really wanted to be a part of it and were yelling at the top of their lungs “WOOHOO! BLESS ME FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER! BLESS ME WITH YOUR NOODLEY APPENDAGES!” His Noodleyness complied with their wishes and as they bowed before the omnipotent meatball, he compassionately reached out one of his magnificent noodley appendages and bestowed a blessing upon their head. After the blessing was conducted I sprinkled dried noodles over upon their heads.
-Shane

I wish I had been there to see it.

Here are a bunch of pictures on flickr:

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37 Responses to “FSM @ Fremont Summer Solstice Parade”

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Who knew that it would take a messy Italian dish of carbs and processed meat to grant Atheism and Agnosticism such an acceptable public format?
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    Kudos Bobby!

  2. turtle says:

    I always thought his balls were bigger than that.

  3. Jen says:

    The FSM was built by members of Seattle Atheists for this year’s Fremont Summer Solstice Parade. It was made with paper mache over chicken wire, paint, and rope. We blessed members of the crowd with his noodley appendages, anointing them with dry pasta and encouraging everyone to become pirates to stop global warming. Arrrg!

    The FSM will be making another appearance at this year’s Seattle LGBTQ Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29th.

  4. Mariner says:

    I haven’t lived in Seattle for almost 10 years, but it might be a lead-up to Seafair. It starts late this month and runs through the beginning of August. The Seafair Pirates are the main attraction in the parade and stand for everything good about pirates. Take a gander over to http://www.seafairpirates.org for more info.

  5. Cathie says:

    I was touched by his noodley appendage! Twice at the Fremont Solstice Parade! See the proof.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlaunceford/2599577820/

  6. Liss says:

    Other than the fact that it’s spelled Fremont and that I knew three of the pirates, no. :-/

  7. Flasher702 says:

    Seattle Atheists did it. A week of loving labor in devotion to Him to create the float. A lot of people seemed to be ignorant (clearly showing that FSM and the theory of UD needs equal time in the classroom) and didn’t understand but otherwise He was well received and many were able to be touched by His noodly appendages. Hopefully we brought a little bit of His sauce of joy into everyone’s life and they will go and educate themselves about His truth. SA handed out many copies of the letter to the Kansas School Board from their booth at the Fremont fair.

  8. sehr gut! says:

    it’s good to see the FSM out and about and meeting his subjects, unlike other deities who hide themselves away and throw earthquakes at people

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