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festive Holiday lights

Published December 15th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

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Mark Pile of BSAlert.com created this FSM light display:

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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

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NY Dolls and FSM

Published December 6th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

Dano Johnson, the animator of the NY Dolls video, which featured the Flying Spaghetti Monster, just let me know that their video “Dance Like a Monkey” won Best Music Video at the Bradford Animation Festival in the UK (their biggest animation fest). Congratulations!
The video, for those who missed it:

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FSM Holiday Pageant audience reaction

Published December 3rd, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

Hunger Artists‘s Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday pageant opened last night.  Here are the reactions from the audience:
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happy Holiday season everyone

Published December 1st, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

Happy Holidays!

A Holiday message from me:

It’s that time of year again. Many will be celebrating Christmas, some Hanukkah, some Kwanzaa, whatever. Pastafarians will be celebrating our holiday, named “Holiday“. And it’s not a specific date so much as it is the Holiday season, itself.

I hate to go into specifics as to what and how Pastafarians celebrate/worship. The rituals and ceremonies are not important. What is important is that Pastafarians reject dogma and formalism (the emphasis on form over content). So, there are no specific, handed-down-from-above sort of specific rituals or ceremonies. Pastafarianism is more of a state of mind than a set of rules to follow. So enjoy the Holiday season, and celebrate it in a way that is pleasing to you and those around you.

That said, I would like to point out how much Pastafarianism has spread in a remarkably short amount of time. A few years ago, you’d be wished a “Merry Christmas” by everyone. Now, by our schools, businesses, goverment, on tv – everywhere – what do you hear? We’re not offered the Christian greeting “Merry Christmas“, but instead a happy “Holiday” season. Holiday, is of course OUR Pastafarian holiday, and it’s amazing to see how it’s been accepted, embraced even, by so many people.

Consider this: the Washington Post reports that a few people are upset with the White House “Christmas” cards, because they fail to mention Christmas. Instead, and not surprisingly based on President Bush’s presumed closet-Pastafarianism, the 1.4 million recipients of the White House “Christmas” card are wished a happy “Holiday season”. Say what you will about our president, but to send a Pastafarian propaganda message to over a Million people, in defiance of the Christian Evangelists who are supposedly his base – that took a huge set. I was so Touched that I took the time to write Mr. Bush a note. Click to read it, if you want.

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So, that’s all. Have a safe and happy Holiday season. Remember that Flying Spaghetti Monster merchandise is not only fashionable, but also serves as propaganda.

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The Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday Pageant

Published November 30th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

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The Hunger Artists Theatre Company in Fullerton, California, is putting on the first ever Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday Pageant this year, December 1 – 17, 2006.

An original comedy, just in time for Christmas, that celebrates the twisted and hilarious history of the new religious phenomenon, Flying Spaghetti Monsterism.

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More details are available at the Hunger Artists website here. You can reserve your tickets online.

The trailer:

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FSM Holiday Cards are here

Published November 24th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

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Fedex delivered 9 boxes of FSM greeting/propaganda cards this morning and they look good. I have never seen so much propaganda in one place.

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Here are some close-up pictures:

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Maybe 1/4 of the first printing has been sold, and they’re going quick – so if you want some, buy them asap. Order FSM cards HERE.

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FSM Money Stamp

Published November 20th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

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Nick Jones came up with this FSM money stamp. It covers up “In God We Trust” and replaces it with “In Pasta We Trust”. I like it.

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BoingBoing had a post a while ago showing a tiny stamp to strike out the word “God” from paper money:

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Which prompted Kim Moser to suggest the following FSM stamp:

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Here’s what I want to know: how many people would be interested in a money stamp? We could have them made if there’s enough interest.

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FSM Preacher

Published November 20th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

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FSM Holiday Greeting Cards

Published November 10th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

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Is there any interest in FSM Holiday cards?

* Update *

Ok, I’m going to have cards made. They’re not going to be holiday-specific, though. I think the front will be the “Touched by His Noodly Appendage” creation painting, and the back will be the Pirate Fish. These will be 5″x7″, printed on 120# card stock, folded, with the inside blank (for Holiday greetings or propaganda, drawings of midgets, or whatever.)
Here’s what I’m thinking:

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Unless there’s a huge demand, the first printing will be ~ 2k cards, which is going to price them at around $1 each, including an envelope. Reasonable?

* Update 2 *

The cards are being printed. Buy them here.

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Persuasive Essay

Published November 9th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

Here’s an interesting email I received recently:

My english teacher told us to write a persuasive essay, so i decided to write one about my beloved spagedeity the FSM. To my disgust my teacher saw me on the FSM website and stated “Thats garbage get off of there!” quite pissed and tempted to call the ACLU i decided to simply write an essay aimed towards my incompatent excuse of a teacher.

Dear Mr. ********,

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is not “Garbage” as you so crudely put it, but is in fact a fast growing religion. I cannot be upset with you over the fact that you’ve insulted my faith, because you like most people are ignorant to our existance. This is why I am taking this opportunity to explain to you the ways of Pastafarianism so that you may not be so critical of it in the future. If however, religious discrimination continues, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) could be called upon to resolve these matters.

Pastafarianism has been around for nearly 2500 years, but has stayed hidden from the public until recently when the FSM (Flying Spaghetti Monster) approached our prophet Bobby Henderson. Henderson in turn wrote our only religious tome to date, “The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster”. Pastafarianism or FSMism, is the only religion based on imperical evidence of our creators existance. Evidence of His existence can be found in such places as “String Theory” which hypothesizes that all subatomic particles are made of small string like or “noodly” waves of energy, which would imply his creating of all things living and non, in his image.

FSMism is also not based on dogmatic beliefs, which means we do not believe that our faith is absolutely true, it could be completely wrong. All we ask is that you prove us wrong. If proven wrong we will alter our beliefs to fit the new found evidence. Furthermore FSMism is the most peaceful religion in the world. No one has been killed or harmed because of our beliefs which cannot be said for most religions. Take Christianity for example, a religion founded on killing. From the death of Christ, to the Crusades, even the Salem Witch Trials, Christian history is bathed in blood. Other religions still feud, Jews and Muslims still fight over who is the rightful owner of Israel to this day.

It is a common misconception that pirates were all theives and outlaws. They were in fact, a peaceful and fun loving bunch of sea goers who were misunderstood. Pirates are the chosen people of the FSM, and due to this, Pastafarians are incouraged to dress in full pirate regalia for religious holidays and also to spread our message. Pastafarian missionaries are different from typical ones such as Mormons and such. Mormons travel from door to door spreading their word and basically putting the occupant into an uncomfortable position. From my personal experience with Mormons it seems to me their missionaries message is simply put as “Join us or burn in Hell!”. This statement although harsh is basically true, FSM missionaries typically don’t travel door to door, but prefer public speaking. FSM missionaries don’t tell people to join us, we simply ask that you try us for 30 days. If you’re not satisfied then your god will most likely take you back.

In “The Gospel of the FSM”, a story is told of the prophet Mosey who led his people from their evil ruler to become pirates. Once free of their vicious tyrant Mosey led his people to a mountain, where at the top the FSM spoke to Mosey and gave him 10 stones upon which the FSM wishes were stated. Incidentally Mosey dropped two of the stones on the way down the mountain. This is believed to be the reason behind our religions flimsy morale standards. Mosey people became the first Pastafarians, and they prospered until the fall of the pirates in the 1800′s.

It is currently believed by Pastafarian scholars that the recent rise in global temperature is directly linked to the shrinking number of pirates. I have included a graph which illustrates this hypothesis.

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Pastafarianism is one theory of ID (Intelligent Design) which is the idea the the universe and all in it was created by an intelligent cause, that intelligent cause being a sole creator, or god. It has been proposed that ID be taught in schools along side Natural Selection and the theory of Evolution as an alternative explanation of life on earth. This proposal however has been denied by U.S. Federal Court, due to the fact that this proposal is in violation of the first Amendment of the Constitution. I for one don’t encourage the teaching of ID in schools due to the separation of Church and State. ID being based predominantly on the Christian God is basically the equivalent of teaching Creationism in school. If Creationism is fit to be taught in schools however, then so is FSMism, seeing as how it is an alternate theory of ID.

This essay is but a brief explanation of Pastafarianism. To fully understand our ways and beliefs, one would have to read the Gospel. Our Church also has an official website located at www.venganza.org. Now thay you have been introduced to our ways maybe you will be less judemental in the future.

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