Our friend Pastafarian Andy created this masterpiece:
This is a chalk picture of “Touched by his Noodly Appendage” I did on the awning of the Mallet Assembly at the University of Alabama.
The FSM, Himself, and an intrepid crew of pirates were spotted at this year’s Fremont Summer Solstice Parade in Seattle, Washington:
This amazing display was the work of the Seattle Atheists and Agnostics.
I am the gentlemen in the top photo in the red flannel shirt and crossbones bandanna. The Summer Solstice Parade is organized by Fremont Art Society. The object of the parade is to get art into the community. People all over Seattle converge on this parade and create floats, costumes, and works of art. Seattle Atheists is a non-profit organization which my wife and me are members of (www.seattleatheists.org) the organization wanted to be a part of this parade. We were going to do a theme on evolution, like the march of man. However it was decided that the Flying Spaghetti Monster would get a far better reaction. I can tell you the response was overwhelming. People literally ran out into the streets to pay homage to his Noodleyness and to get blessed by his noodley appendages. There were not any scoffers, just two people holding up signs telling the naked people in the parade to repent and turn to god. His Noodleyness had a few photos taken with naked women painted in chocolate syrup. I certainly wished at that moment that I was a flying spaghetti monster as well.
The people that got it really wanted to be a part of it and were yelling at the top of their lungs “WOOHOO! BLESS ME FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER! BLESS ME WITH YOUR NOODLEY APPENDAGES!” His Noodleyness complied with their wishes and as they bowed before the omnipotent meatball, he compassionately reached out one of his magnificent noodley appendages and bestowed a blessing upon their head. After the blessing was conducted I sprinkled dried noodles over upon their heads.
I wish I had been there to see it.
Here are a bunch of pictures on flickr:
This is one of the greatest things to happen in the history of Pastafarianism. The Cumberland County Courthouse lawn in Crossville, Tennessee now features an enormous statue of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Behold:
This was the work of Ariel Safdie and her brother David, and it is spectacular. I am sure that everyone who sees it will feel Touched.
Statement at Installation Ceremony
We are lucky enough to live in a country that allows us, its citizens, the freedom of speech. I have chosen to put up a statue of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to represent the discourse between people of all different beliefs. The many faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds of Cumberland County’s residents make our community a stronger richer place. I respect and am proud that on the people’s lawn, the county courthouse, all of these diverse beliefs can come together in a positive dialogue. Here, we are all able to share the issues close to our hearts whether it is through a memorial to the soldiers killed fighting for our country, the Statue of Liberty honoring our nations welcoming promise to all, a group’s fight to stop homelessness, or powerful symbols of faith. I greatly treasure this open forum between everyone in the community.
The Flying Spaghetti Monster is a pile of noodles and meatballs, but it is meant to open up discussion and provoke thought. Being able to put up a statue is a celebration of our freedom as Americans; a freedom to be different, to express those differences, and to do it amongst neighbors -— even if it is in a noodley way.
Here’s a television news report of the display:
“Our message is freedom of speech, freedom of religion” — Well Said! All Pastafarians should feel fortunate at having such a fine ambassadors for our cause.
I strongly suggest that everyone check out Ariel’s site, itlovesyou.blogspot.com. You’ll find the whole story behind the statue, pictures of the build, and updates as they happen.
Here are a some more pictures:
Thank you very much Ariel – you did an amazing job. Please let me know if you need funding for a Beer Volcano.
Update: cnet news.com has picked up the story here.
I recently worked for a local theatre company, where I stumbled upon this cool looking prop. Instantly I commandeered it to support my argument for the beneficial effect of adopting his Noodly lord, resulting in the convertion of 7 technicians and a couple of actors.
Ramen, Studio Marcel
It’s coming up quick. I’ve already seen a few FSM costumes, and one pumpkin.
If you send me pictures of your FSM Costume and/or FSM pumpkins, I’ll post them here for everyone to see.
Some of my favorite pumpkins from last year (one of them is mine):
If you want to take a look at past years costumes/pumpkins here are some links (sorry this is not more organized):
One last note – Halloween is a fantastic time to Spread the Word. There are very few days where it’s socially acceptable to walk around as a pirate. FSM literature/propaganda can be found here. I’m just saying. Good luck.
I received this email from ahref:
i was sorting out my old books from school and found this(see attachment) on a practice Religious education paper. my school forced every pupil to take this subject and after 2 years of it i was incredibly frustrated:
A question posed to Yahoo:
Does the flying spaghetti monster really exist?
Or is it just the product of the minds of sinners and liars whose father is really the Devil?
I was very impressed by the number of Pastafarians who responded. Some of my favorite answers:
He is real (or at least as real as your God).
of course The Flying Spaghetti Monster exists!!! How can you not believe it? I believe it, because it’s true, and so should you!
If you don’t believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster then you can’t believe in Julius Caesar either, because we have more evidence that the FSM exists than we have that the whole Roman Empire ever existed!
Of course he exists. May you be touched by His noodly appendage
There is more proof of the FSM then there is of the Christians’ so called god…
Are you daring to blasphemy the glorious FSM? May you be touched with a noodly appendage.
The question and all of the replies can be found here.
Long spotted this sign at the Trader Joe’s in Santa Barbara, California. I was very happy to see it. It’s nice to see such a large corporation take notice of our religion.
I believe this sign is specific to only this one store (please let me know if you spot one in another location), but maybe this is just the beginning. Of course, if they are going to use the FSM as a spokesman in any national advertising campaigns, we’d probably suggest they make a donation.
I showed this ad to a friend, and he had a completely different response to it; he wondered if the “Grab Your Forks” comment was meant as a threat to our deity, who is “coincidentally” directly below those words. What do you think? Either way, I think that the Church will benefit from the publicity. Thank you, mystery Trader Joes sign-maker.
Note to Trader Joes corporate people: You’re welcome to use the FSM for your advertisements. Email me. Also, thank you for two-buck-chuck.