Book Discussion

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  1. Rober says:

    Jesus Christ instills faith in people without giving them scientific evidence that would force all of us to believe. If you want to know whether or not he is real, just become a Christian and pray for faith – it’s that simple. I was an atheist would once prayed for faith while being highly doubtful and now I’m a Christian because of what Jesus Christ did in my life.

    Temporarily setting aside your doubts and praying for faith is easy!!

    • SillyKiwiMan says:

      Faith is a cop-out.

      It takes no strength to put responsibility for everything in the hands of some invisible agent.

    • theFewtheProudtheMarinara says:

      Why is god so coy if our eternal souls are at stake? I was a Christian, like many of us here. Instead of praying for faith, we reasoned that Christianity, like other religions, is an illusion.

    • Captain Birdseye says:

      Rober, Jesus doesn’t do anything; he’s dead.
      Become a Pastafarian, pray for faith and you will discover that the FSM is real!

    • Keith says:

      Rober: you are only a Christian because that is most likely the dominant theology where you live. What makes your experience any more valid than those people who have become Muslims, Raelians or Buddhists?

      • Rev. Wulff says:

        Well obviously it’s because they chose the wrong invisible man to pray to and he chose the right one. The bible told him so.

    • Zombie Prime says:

      Ahh. Faith… The act of believing in something that there is no evidence for and that you deep down really know you shouldn’t. I prefer reality thanks… :)

      • TheFewTheProudTheMarinara says:

        But Zombie Prime: if you have faith, then you can pray, which is the act of doing nothing while telling yourself you are doing something. It’s sort of a self-hypnosis.

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  3. Lee T says:

    You have too much time on your hands to be sprouting out this drivel. Get in the real world.

    • SillyKiwiMan says:

      I am in the real world. I don’t have made-up friends or beliefs so irrational they border on delusion (His Holy Noodliness aside).

      I also have no fear of science or reason, as they offer no threat to my world view or morality.

      Enjoy your time here, if you let it, it may open your mind.

    • Captain Birdseye says:

      The real world is that which remains when you give up your delusions, Lee. Get over it and get used to it. The obsessive rituals and monuments of religion are what destroys civilisations – too much time on their hands!

  4. Colin says:

    Discovering and reading this letter is all I needed to be turned to Pastfarianism! I can now truly understand the meaning of life, creation of the earth and universe, and blind faith. I will ce a true deciple and spread the good word!

  5. K says:

    Hahaha! You go buddy! I wonder how well this worked? It should, for in America were there is no religious biasses allowed!

  6. Steve Freed says:

    I’d appreciate it if you could add the actual original date of the letter. I’d like to celebrate the date as New Year’s Day. Or New Spaghetti Day if you prefer. And the even beforehand as New Year’s Eve. If I am not mistaken, we are currently The Year Of Our Flying Spaghetti Monster 10. With the 10th anniversary of the letter fast approaching. My ordinary New Year’s Eve, and/or New Year’s Day, celebration is a winter hike in the mountains. I’d do the same for the FSM NYD.

  7. Hillary says:

    Hello? Am I the only one here who has actually studied intelligent design? Newsflash: the Flying Spaghetti Monster theory is actually compatible with ID. ID does not claim to know the identity of the designer, only that we can detect evidence that things appear to be designed (which even Dawkins agrees – “biology is the study of complicated things that appear to have been designed for a purpose”) Secondly, creationists themselves largely reject associated with ID because ID isn’t based on a young earther perspective. Most ID people I know are old earth. But thanks anyway for the strawman. He was quite lovely. :)

    • Captain Birdseye says:

      Hilary, you have to be able to hold two or more pieces of information in your mind at the same time, and not run with the first. Doing otherwise is called ‘cherry picking’. Dawkins says that biological organisms ‘appear’ designed in order to introduce his listeners to the mechanism of evolution; organisms are ‘self-designed’, or rather, their relationship with their environment ‘designs’ them. Thus, they do ‘appear designed’ to the first glance of the reductive human mind.
      What immediately alerts me, Hilary, is that you may claim to be more informed than you may be. Humans ‘invent’ their purpose in life and some credit this to their invention of a god. Depending on definitions, a slug could be a god.

    • SillyKiwiMan says:

      I disagree with the idea that Pastafarianism is compatible with intelligent design. Our faith is based on UNintelligent design. Ever get drunk and do something silly? That’s what happened to His Holy Noodliness. It makes a lot more sense than us supposedly being created in the image of a perfect being when we’re so obviously imperfect. (And that’s without the whole does god have a belly button thing) We’re a great, big, messy cock up. May as well enjoy it.

      • Apprentice Frederic says:

        … and yet SKM, and yet… drunk as He was, His handiwork – only a few thousand years ago – in making the world *appear* to be billions of years old has stood continuous testing! Omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, we must know that mere intoxication could not possibly interfere with his Grand Design…

        • SillyKiwiMan says:

          Our god is (unlike others) an active god. Whenever new evidence of the age of everything comes up, he intervenes. His Holy Noodliness is nothing if not busy and funny. Rather than lazily sitting back on a cloud condemning people, he’s busy screwing with us and putting nipples on males of all species to keep us guessing.

        • Rasputin says:

          Can we reduce the number of nutters using this site who purport to offer low cost loans? Can we throw the money lenders out of our temple? Lots of us have businesses which we could promote on line. For example, Silly Kiwi Man owns a silly pet shop where he sells silly kiwis. Captain Birdseye owns a multinational frozen food company. I myself own a couple of hotels, plus (as my name suggests) I’m also fu**ing Vladimir Putin’s missus. But do we spend time in this blog promoting our businesses? NO WE DO NOT !!! This site is for theological discussion and the adoration of His Divine Noodliness. Plus it’s larf-out-loud funny.

        • Apprentice Frederic says:

          How about organizing / designating a “WRITE TO BOBBY” Day in which our tattered vanguard presses this issue?

  8. Captain Birdseye says:

    Further, Hilary, what do you mean by ‘studied’ so-called Intelligent Design? The purported fountains of knowledge, such as AiG, Conservapedia and so-called Discovery Institute, are simply idiotic. Add the medieval, childish arguments for an apparent designer and one gets what? Heard of the acronym GIGO? Garbage In, Garbage Out.

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