Fallacy of your satire

Published June 14th, 2010 by Bobby Henderson

Hello, I have purchased and read your book, The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and I would just like to share with you a constructive feedback of your book. For its objective purpose of proving the illogicality of the provincial-minded nature of those who stand in opposition to allowing the scientific theory of the Big Bang/Theory of Evolution from being taught publicly, it served its purpose well. However I would like to call to mind the hypocritical nature of the book. I believe consistency with one’s own message is important to achieve a total victory and it satirically charges Christians with creating blind assumptions. I understand the comparison of pirate decrease to global temperature increase was to further the point of the illogicality of religion, but you assumed there was a lesser amount of pirates. In fact there are more pirates now than there was in the 1700′s, the lack of the Pirates of the Caribbean-esque romanticism is the only reason this fact is not widely spread. You made an assumption which went against fact which defeated your principle of factual basis. One may argue that was the continuation of satire but that would be most likely incorrect as the faux-correlation of coincidence is the satire and not the actual analyzes as global temperature is indeed rising since the last minor ice age in the Napoleonic Era.

Furthermore it appears you attack religion as a whole entity as illogical and we’d be better off it was nonexistent as the end of the book turns into repetitive bashing, This is the same mindset as the illogical fundamentalists whom do not hear the logic of scientific theory who completely disregard science as it is alien to their beliefs. Religion is extremely important in its influence in sociology as it combats the modern mainstream schools of thought such as widespread apathy, post-modernism and rampant sensationalism. It teaches values of selflessness and charity opposing the media advocacy of self-service which even in an evolutionary sense is not nature as we are social animals which rely upon societal advancement, not just the advancement of self. Religion plays a large role in academic studies as well, I’m sure you’re aware that one of the theorists of the Big Bang Theory was a Catholic priest. To the (logically) theistic, the belief in God does not interact with evolution or creation as God is a theory pertaining to spiritual well being while evolution pertains to physical creation. Religion (or belief in God) does not isolate one from logic, rather the fallacy assuming that because one is religious they must abandon reason. I think if you had pulled back on the senseless bashing of theists and made it rather a criticism of the solely illogical due to their ignoring of blatant scientific evidence even the Pope would have agreed with you. Book such as the one of your own writing are dangerous as human beings tend to take the extremity of each end, by the extensive mockery of the religious you isolate them while creating a malicious current in atheists against theists, which is academically wrong as scholarly debate should be through procedure of logic but your book goes from such to foolery. Such anti-God contempt creates social hysteria making people, for example, atheistic in assumption of its logic while in fact they have little intelligence to even contemplate the bane of their existence.This correlates with the thesis of The Prince as one should be firm in their own beliefs and adhered to logic but they can also not crush the other side as that creates blatant opposition for the sake of opposition rather than following a conventional and more satisfying procedure of scholarly victory.

I hope your book has accomplished your objective and enlightens the close-minded Kansas Board of Education.

Maroun Shami

 

This is the type of email I like to receive.  I don’t agree with a lot of what Maroun is saying but I have a lot of respect for him voicing his criticism.  –bobby



226 Responses to “Fallacy of your satire”

  1. Paul says:

    Maroun,

    clearly you’re counting the wrong kind of pirates. The proper type of pirate to count is that which makes the graph right. the FSM has told us in personal visions what kind of pirate FSM intends to be used in the correlation of global warming.

    Anything you say against this perfect truth just shows that you’ve not fully accepted the Meatball One as your own personal savior. Don’t worry – FSM will always love you even after you deny him/it

    • B. says:

      Does vikings count?

  2. Ana Mcmeekin says:

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  3. Gel Pen : says:

    The Big Bang Theory, for me, is the best nerd-chick comedy out there, i wish that this tv series runs longer,’:

  4. Rostislav says:

    Dear Bobby Henderson,
    I was deeply saddened after reading your note’s, As a true believer i was very concerned about your miss-guiding and miss-informing the rest of the readers.

    How in the FSM’s name could there be any more pirates today? we all know that global worming is a FACT you cannot ignore!
    My only hope is that more faith from your side would help you see the light and the balls

  5. Cavatelli says:

    Rostislav,

    You’ve made a common error. The OP is Maroun Shami, Bobby Henderson (may his sauce be upon him) is our beloved prophet and founder of this website. Bobby just posts the hate mail and concerned criticism he receives from those visiting the CoFSM.

  6. Samuel says:

    The modern pirates aren’t REAL pirates, obviously; otherwise we’d be living in a pollution free haven.
    This exactly the narrow-minded idiocy I expect from a heretic!
    P.S. I’m not a practising Pastafarian at the moment, but I was wondering… What’s the retirement plan like on the Church of the FSM?

  7. Zuri says:

    Huh? All I have to say is: This would probably be a wonderful e-mail if it was written in clear English.

  8. Error says:

    You people are militant and immature and almost every one of you is just a complete mockery of theism and atheism in these comments, Just gos to shows what kind of people you are.

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