I had to write you and tell you about the event we had here at my university (East Carolina University) last night. We had a screening of the new hit documentary “Flock of Dodos: The Intelligent Design / Evolution Circus” by Harvard-trained biologist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson. Afterwards, there was a panel discussion that included Randy Olson, and faculty from biology, anthropology, geology(UNCW), and religios studies. Obviously, I felt that it was my duty to show up in full pirate regalia and hand out some propaganda.
It went really great! Our 750 seat theater was packed to the hilt. I met many fellow pastafarians, and think I converted quite a few more. When I asked an FSM based question of the panel, it was met with numerous rounds of applause and laughter. Afterwards some of the panelists, students, and faculty all went out for a beer. I countinued my evangelizing at the bar, and think I made a few more converts. I have to say that it was a great day for FSM!
I am attaching photos of my costume and me handing out brochures. Theres a photo with Randy Olson, our moderator Dr. Joe Luczkovich, and myself. Finally, I am including a photo of a random drunk girl molesting our noodly creator in a less than holy manner (I think he actually enjoyed it!)
The film was really great and hilarious. I definitely think pastafarians will enjoy it! The trailer can be viewed here: http://www.flockofdodos.com/ and you can see if there will be a screening near you. There will be screenings all over the country in the next month for Darwin Day. I would definitely reccomend everyone try and make it out to a screening, and don’t forget your pirate regalia!
I’m an U.S. citizen living in Argentina. As I was reading the paper today I saw what looked suspiciously like the FSM emblem of the pirate fish in the paper! Please refer to pictures.
The ad is sponsored by the Argentine federal government is explaining what things can be taken out of the country, such as tattoos, and what things cannot, such as fossils. Its a cultural preservation type text. However, I would swear someone lifted the pirate fish emblem and put it on this woman as a ‘fake’ tattoo. Nothing is said about it.
What’s even better is Argentina is a very strictly Catholic country. People would be furious if they even began to know what this stood for – assuming its from your site.
Anyway, I thought you’d be interested. Apparently the Pastafarian Argentines have infiltrated the newspapers here! Oh brave new world with such wondrous people!
Have a great day,
Leslie Scrivener has written an excellent article, In praise of an alternate creation theory, in the Toronto Star.
From the department of one scientific theory is as good as another, comes the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
The theory goes like this: the Earth and all living things were created by a Supreme Being, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and though there are no witnesses to creation, there are written accounts of it.
In time, men and women heard of the spaghetti monster and came to worship him. And as the word spread, a gospel was written and churches were established in his name.
And artists, inspired by his word, drew his image â€“ a tangled mass of pasta, with two generous meatballs, and googly eyes protruding from stalks.
Since the Flying Spaghetti Monster was revealed in 2005, millions have seen his image or read about him and his teachings, on the Internet site www.venganza.org and also in a book published last year, The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Read the article HERE.
Oh, wise prophet,I, James of the family Duck would like to enlighten you of the plight faced by the soldiers, civilians, Iraqis and pirates in his noodly appendages cradle of civilization.Â Currently the United States Army provides a vast and diverse Chaplains Corp to fulfill the spiritual needs of its hard pressed soldiers.Â However at the more remote sites, the Chaplains visit when they can about once a month and distribute literature and religious supplements like crosses, Korans and rosaries.Unfortunately there are no PastafarianÂ Chaplains for those touched by His Greatness.Â We believe that His Noodlyness deserves equal time along side those theories that harness the power of the printed letter and printer ink.Â Even without resources one lone Pastafarian has spread the word to the willing and now over 10% ( 3.27 people) of our installation have been touched.Â The local Pastafarians lack the proper eye-patches, swords, hook hands and frilly pirate clothes to properly speak to others who may also seek the truth in these ancient lands.Â I propose that if we had official looking papers with letters on them bound into a 192 page “Gospel” to stack proudly next to our mountain of more commonly available books more passers by (which we get quite a lot) could take interest in the Truth that is Flying Spaghetti Monster.We where wondering, oh wise one, if you could help us out in our plight to spread the word by sending eye patches, hook hands and if possible big pirate hats and a number of copies of The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster .Â We here do not have the expendable resources to print out pamphlets, posters or charts showing how global warming is afflicting the pirate population and feel a couple copies of The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster will enforce equal time.Thank You for listening to our plea,SPC Duck, JamesÂ and fellow Pastafarians
P.S.Â If you would like to help us out please email me back so I can give you our address.Â We really want to take pictures of us in IraqÂ with FSM propaganda and we think the Iraqi Army guys here with us would love it too!Â We also think that a picture ofÂ an American and an Iraqi coming together under His Noodly Appendage would be a great message of world peace.Â Of course we will try our best not to just jump one of the Iraqi Army guys here and snap a shot off, we will do our best to inform him so he is totally aware of the decision he is making to put his face on the Internet and what it is for. These guys risk their lives just working here.P.P.S. Also I saw a USÂ civilian contractor with a “Do you believe?” shirt on a month or two back.Â Did not get to talk to her, but let it be known the truth is out there.Â Even if nothing comes of all this, THANK YOU for providing us with such awesome entertainment.Â I does get people thinking.
A Holiday cartoon – I wish I knew who created this.
after centuries of battling Jesus for supremacy over
Christmas, Santa Claus has finally emerged victorious.
Enraged by Flying Spaghetti MonsterÃ¢Â€Â™s growing popularity,
Santa decides to terminate this growing trend. After learning
of his nemesis’s presence on the North Pole, Santa plans his
attack that will determine once and for all who will rule
supreme over the holiday that is Christmas!
Watch the video HERE.Â
A friend and I even wrote some special holiday carols for a recent party. We all wore pirate eye patches. It would have warmed your heart (not the earth). I’ll attach a few samples of the sheet music so you can have a look. We’ve got more if you want them, and feel free to share with the FSM community!
Pastafarian regards, Deborah Walling
Deck the Halls
O Sacred Meal of FSM
Pine Nuts Roasting by an Open Fire
Dear Mr. Henderson–
I have a picture enclosed a picture of a large mural that myself and a fellow pastafarian put up on the ceiling of our school to help spread the good news. I also suggest that fellow Pastafarian Zach Heesche be agknowledged for his martyrdom to his great noodlyness. He was all but destroyed by the librarians after printing it out. I am happy to say that for a small South Dakota high school, I was very impressed with the response i got from the other students. In the last 24 hours I have officially recruited 38. Â After making a “Facebook” group I was surprised to see even more interest.
Ben Heemstra, Junior
Mitchell High School Mitchell SD
Mark Pile of BSAlert.com created this FSM light display:
We tried him out in front of the house tonight. Only two cops showed
up. Tomorrow I’m going to put this guy way up high in the air off
the roof. It should be quite amusing… His eyes blink green and
red… He’s about six feet wide and was made with 63 feet of
lightrope, 140 christmas lights, two spools of heavy wire and a tond
of cable ties.
Mark has created a tutorial showing how he created this display on his site. Here’s the link.
Thanks, Mark – Nice work.
*Update* this was boingboing’d here