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. English Andy says:

    Hi folks haven’t been here for a while. What Maroun doesn’t grasp is the Gospel has contradictions just like the bible has. There may be more pirates now I really don’t know. If there is the gospel has illustrated the facts baed on fallacy. Just like the bible.

    Whether it was intentional or not it doesn’t matter. It just strengthens the fight against organised religion even further

    The parody of religion has a big part to play in destroying it for good.

    If you like parody then please check out Edward Current on YouTube. He’s a master at what he does. He’s that good even christians think he’s religious. Check out the ownage video too where franksvoice schools him schools him on religion. franksvoice was suckered in and believed he was a christian and not a parody. XD

    • Keith says:

      I had a look at Edward Current. No wonder some christians can’t see the parody. He is so absurd that there are bound to be some who take him seriously.

  2. Bekster says:

    Romans 1:20-23

    “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
    Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”

    And Amen!

    • Keith says:

      I daresay I could endlessly quote from “Lord of the Rings” or “Journey to the West” but engaging in such a pointless exercise would only result in others saying what I am about to say: So what?

    • theFewtheProudtheMarinara says:

      “His invisible attributes are clearly seen”. Back to the drawing board, Almighty One!
      And R’amen!

      • Keith says:

        Perhaps it was a mistranslation. Perhaps it should be “His invisible attributes are clearly felt”. The business about “Godhead” later on (thanks for pointing that out, Danimal) seems to point more towards groping than looking. No wonder the buybull is such a tedious book to read. Each sentence packs more words in than a Bob Dylan stanza.

    • Danimal says:

      Danimals One:Elebenty-Schfifty Five

      For since the creation of the mountain His invisible noodly appendages are clearly felt, though not understood by the things that are made because He was really drunk when he made them. His eternal power and “Godhead” he kept to himself cause he isn’t a total creeper and pervert. Some did not glorify Him as God, nor were they thankful which wasn’t a big deal because he isn’t really that vain. Professing to be wise, they became fools and used circular logic and attempted to use the bible as proof of the bible.
      Therefore the FSM gave them only the land of Kentucky which was dirty and smelled like horse poo. For those who exchange logic for faith and worship sillyness are going to end up with stale beer and diseased strippers.”
      RAmen

    • plumberbob says:

      @ Bekster,

      Since you’ve given us the quotation, you must have studied it. Please now give us a full exegesis with all necessary citations.

      RAmen

  3. Seven says:

    Why do some Christians believe that you need (the Christian version of) God to scare you into having morals? Non-theists can have morals as well.

    Dear Everyone being condescending and obnoxiously rude about other religions,

    Get over yourselves.

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  6. gyjgsdfnclkj says:

    The thing about the pirates is that it’s not the only example that you can make. The number of mailboxes in an area and air quality in the same area have an inverse relationship… therefore mailboxes cause pollution, right? There are other examples of things like this, too.

  7. Appendagelover says:

    Is it bad that i kind of like reading the deluded rates of christian extremists? I really do find it amusing. I also enjoy not having to offer any rebuttal on this site, as you all do it most eloquently in a timely fashion, rendering my same thoughts repetitive.
    May His Noodly Appendage guide us to salvation

  8. Capt. OodlesO'Noodles says:

    Our god works in mysterious ways… Take his initials as proof of what he’s trying to teach us.

    FSM

    Flying Spaghetti Monster – The one true GoD

    Free Speech Movement – our god wants us to talk a lot, loudly

    Florida School of Massage – Our god preparing future strippers for heaven

    Female Seeking Male – proof our God loves us and wants us to be together

    Forces Sous-Marines (French: Submarine Forces) – our god’s warning to pirates to be on watch for the French and submarines

    Free School meal – Our god feeds our children

    Ramen…

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