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Missing the point

Published August 4th, 2010 by Bobby Henderson

I believe many non Pastafarians are missing the point…

I try not to be as condescending as some other pirates on this site, but there are extremists in all aspects of "religion". Deal with it. Truth be told, I get a little defensive too when my thoughts are criticized.

The reason I point out FSM to many people is to bring light to the absurdity that religion has taken. Most of the preaching you seen in the site is merely the regurgitation of other religions BS that we have had shoved down our throats since we were children. All we are doing is repackaging it and sending it back out. If you study religious history you will notice that this is the same way Christianity and many other religions came to be originally as well.

There are many redeeming qualities of the people of other religions and what they believe. I have many things in common with people who just want to do the right thing and “live and let live”. I just wish that people who preach other religions would realize that they, and the people that wrote the religions, are fallible and that there is a highly likely chance that no one here understands why we are here and exactly how we should be conducting ourselves. I would like to be able to live my life in a manner that I see fit without being persecuted. I am being persecuted by the overly religious and when I read this site I find that I am not the only one who feels that way.

Modern regions’ practice and doctrine is based on the brain power of men (no women’s opinions were even considered) who thought that the world was flat, the earth was the center of the universe, and that a good bleeding could pull the demons out of you. I think the human race is smarter and more evolved than that today. I do not know why people are so against thinking for themselves? I guess it is just easier to blindly follow.

I feel this site gives those of us that are tired of being pressured to believe in something that in our heart we have found to be childish and petty a way to finally come together and not feel so isolated in our feelings. Before this site, it was hard to express my frustration. Other religions already have mechanisms for this such as temples, and churches. This is site is a gathering place. I do not go into churches and criticize others for what they are doing. If you do not like this site, then don’t view it. I am sure I would get ridiculed and condemned if I were to walk into a church and start talking about how archaic and closed minded I think the belief system is. The members of the church would get defensive as do the members of this group when they are challenged.

I merely want to talk to and be around those that have the same moral values that I have. This is why we flock together in the same ways the larger “religions” do. So please let us have our space to be who we choose to be.

May the wisdom of the FSM be understood and enjoyed by all. Ramen.

-David Muck



179 Responses to “Missing the point”

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  1. Alchemist says:

    It depends, rmw. Usually I ask The Lord to use his Holy Spirit to waft the offending plasma storm towards the boring bloke to the left.
    Every time I see the man chocking on my farts I think of Jesus and praise Him! Amen.

  2. Atsap Revol says:

    Alchemist,
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    My scant experience with the musty, holy smell of the interior of churches suggests that a few farts and a little cigar smoke would give them a lot more ambience. So blast away, Alchemist; you will provide a breath of fresh air to the congregation.
    -
    Atsap Revol, The Pastafarian Flatularian

    • Alchemist says:

      I do have a tendency to set fire to them, is that ok? Sorry, it’s a throw back to the days when I played hockey :D And ate a lot of curry…

      So Pasta Lover, can you give some of us oldies the heads up? A few of us are having a look at the old site after a year or so away…what’s been happening?

      • Atsap Revol says:

        Alchemist,
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        No,no,no! Lighting them destroys their fragrance, which is so necessary to improving the sensory appeal of magnificient cathedrals and simple chapels alike. The Catholic Church uses incense, but that is a poor substitute for a good fart. Not only that, farts are also natural, organic, and sustainable…all good features in our modern age.
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        As far as the content of this site: “Same Shit; Different Year.” Hate mailers continue to be illiterate and mentally challenged. See the thread DOOR PROPAGANDA for the latest multiple, misguided missionary messages from ohaiguys.
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        You may have missed the suggestion some time ago that a religion based on the “Farting Chocolate Dude” could someday supplant our Flying Spaghetti Monster. But that was just heretic hate mail from some ignorant FSM-hating atheist.
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        Welcome back to the site. Looking forward to your continued presence and worship here.
        -
        Ramen,
        Atsap Revol, the Pastafarian Pasta Loving Parishioner

        • Alchemist says:

          And hello to you too. I’m not sure if we met when I was frolicking around the boards like a day old lamb…all carefree and fluffy.
          Some of the oldies are sniffing around the site again. We got a bit of a monk on when Bobby started moderating the place…the bastard :D

        • Alchemist says:

          By the way – you do know that a few of the hatemails are …how can I put this, erm…fabricated by bored Pastafarians?

        • Atsap Revol says:

          Oh dear! Now I am completely disillusioned. Who would ever think that Pastafarians could sink so low? Surely you have never been involved in this despicable practice, Alchemist? First you admit to farting in church, and now this!
          -
          Atsap Revol, Prince of the Pasta Province of Putrescent Gas Emission

        • Atsap Revol says:

          BTW, Alchenist, I have been farting around on this website for several years under various nom-de-fart identities.
          -
          Atsap Revol, The Silent Creeper

        • ۞ says:

          Alchemist that is an outrageous slur.
          To think the Pastafarians would stoop so low as to parody religious sentiment in order to devalue it.
          Why would anyone even want to do such a thing?!

  3. Saucy Wench says:

    Chipmunks and farts, huh?

    This thread was derailed in record time, without even trying, I’m sure.

    • Alchemist says:

      Nothing to do with us!

      @ Funny sign…
      Alchemist that is an outrageous slur.
      To think the Pastafarians would stoop so low as to parody religious sentiment in order to devalue it.
      Why would anyone even want to do such a thing?!

      buggered if I know :D

  4. Pierre says:

    Thanks, good to know there are others who think.

    • PastaFarI says:

      I will pray for you, David!

      -Pasta Far-I

  5. Kap says:

    Frickin brilliant David! I read about this in Richard Dawkin’s, “The God Delusion.”
    I then saw The FMS on Futurama tonight and my curiosity was brimming. I love the idea. While I’m a practicing Catholic, I’m also a teacher of Euro history and World history so I do know a whole lot about the origins, doctrines and dogmas of religions. Your site is dead on. Keep on keeping on and I’ll start wearing an eye patch and buy a parrot!

  6. Tara says:

    This letter is awesome. I agree with every single aspect of this response to the haters. R’amen, Bobby!

  7. Alexander says:

    I feel much better after knowing other’s points of view like this, that makes me think that i am not the only one. By the away, i am from a pretty religious country and things get even worse here. Keep doing it, it helps a lot to people like me.

  8. Mark701 says:

    That human civilization has gotten as far as it has is due to a tiny percentage of brilliant men and women that have advanced the frontiers of science. The rest of us are nothing more than copycats and clever button pushers who manage to stay within the lines only with the greatest of effort. That said I’m not sure that mans slow spiritual development is due our genetic makeup or the regressive beliefs of organized religion, or perhaps a combination of both. Whatever the cause, organized religion has always represented a barrier rather than a pathway to mans spiritual progress. As a result we have a technically advanced society that is run/controlled by beings who will remain civilized until a situation occurs that cracks our eggshell thin veneer of civility. For example, a traffic intersection during rush hour where the traffic lights suddenly stop working. Another example is the desire to acquire. Some people go to great lengths to acquire billions of small pieces of paper that represent some imaginary value. This gives the ability to indulge even more regressive traits i.e. the acquisition of power, women, men, along with the admiration of others who also place an imaginary value on small pieces of paper. Then they die and their relatives fight over the paper.

    I enjoy this site because it calls out the insanity of organized religion and those who follow it. Please keep up the great work!

    • Glenn says:

      “For example, a traffic intersection during rush hour where the traffic lights suddenly stop working. ”

      We take turns.

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