He Boiled For Your Sins

Published March 21st, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

Thanks to Kaitlyn for this beautiful illustration:



I got a surprising number of angry emails about this.  Surprising because while I can see how “He Boiled For Your Sins” could be viewed as making fun of the Christian “He Died For Your Sins”,  I know that there was no intention to offend.

We find the barrage of Jesus-on-a-cross imagery and “He died for your sins” propaganda tasteless and gaudy.  We find the concept of Original Sin offensive.  We believe it mocks rationality.

Most of all, we believe it’s a dangerous thing when religion is seen as above criticism or humor.  So while we’re aware that some of the things we say will offend, that’s not our intention – merely an accepted cost of the larger goal of shining light on what in our view is lunacy.  We can respect people and their beliefs *and at the same time* criticize what they send out into the world – there is no contradiction. 

43 Responses to “He Boiled For Your Sins”

  1. Orlando says:

    I have two problems with that:

    First the FSM has told me that it prefers not to choose one sex over another, so it suggests to stay with “The Monster” or “It”.

    Second, as there are no strict commandments, how can there be sin? As far as I know there is only one dogma in pastafarianism: there are no dogmas.

    I would therefore respectfully suggest to consider changing that slogan to “It boiled for you” or “It boiled for your hunger”. I think that the similarity to that other solgan is still recognizable.


    • Winter says:

      The 10 condiments also known as the “I’d rather you didn’t’s”
      Specify the sins. Saying the monster spoke to you is one of them xD

    • Yves FORBAN says:

      It’s fun, but I think the concept of original sin is not well with the Pastafarianism. But it is to laugh then laugh. However I found another version, less powerful but more enjoyable: https://www.facebook.com/european.pastafarians/photos/a.740133999334373.1073741828.737547406259699/1189330221081413/?type=3
      Thus some sins appear as a pleasure embodied in the communion (the Christian cannibalistic symbol always surprised me)

      • Keith says:

        I like the concept of boiling with fun. After all people boil with energy or boil with rage so why not fun?

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