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Muy Interesante

Published November 6th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

The Flying Spaghetti Monster made the cover of Muy Interesante, a popular spanish science magazine. I have no idea what the article says, but here it is:
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Here are some higher quality images, if you want to try to read the article:
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UK opinion piece

Published November 3rd, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

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This opinion article was recently published in the UK’s Sunday Times:

I don’t believe in God. I do, however, believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), an invisible and undetectable being who resembles spaghetti and meatballs and created the world. I am a devout Pastafarian.

That’s a pretty good start for an article.  It then goes on to discuss other religions,etc.  Read the whole thing here.

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Church of the Non-Believers

Published November 2nd, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

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There’s an interesting article recently published by WIRED titled The Church of the Non-BelieversA band of intellectual brothers is mounting a crusade against belief in God. Are they winning converts, or merely preaching to the choir?

The number of nonreligious people in the US is something nearer to 30 million than 20 million,” he says. “That’s more than all the Jews in the world put together. I think we’re in the same position the gay movement was in a few decades ago. There was a need for people to come out. The more people who came out, the more people had the courage to come out. I think that’s the case with atheists. They are more numerous than anybody realizes.

…the big war is not between evolution and creationism, but between naturalism and supernaturalism.

There’s lots of interesting things in this article, including a few mentions of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Link to the article.

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FSM Halloween 2006

Published November 1st, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

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Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures of FSM pumpkins this Halloween. The FSM Pumpkin contest will go on until November 20th, so keep sending submissions and keep voting.
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Go to the contest page for more pictures and details.

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FSM Halloween Missionary

Published October 30th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

Someone just sent me this video:

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fsm painting

Published October 22nd, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

Received this FSM painting from Jeremiah Palecek.

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I had a renewed interest in the FSM after seeing the Dawkins interview.  It reminded me of a painting I did a while back about the Pastafarian faith.

Jeremiah’s Blog: 1 Painting Every Day 

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FSM Protest In London

Published October 19th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

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Hi,

I thought you’d like to see my pic of the FSM demo I held in Parliament Square (London). I’ve also sent you a copy of the pamphlet I made.

Perhaps a little background is in order.

In 2005, the British Government passed a law called the “Serious Organised Crime And Police Act” (SOCPA). Buried deep within new regulations dealing with money laundering etc was an additional, entirely unrelated provision that made it illegal to protest anywhere within 1 kilometre of Parliament without getting express permission from the Police a week before the protest (yup – protesting is a serious organised crime!). The rules were designed to get rid of a guy called Brian Haw, who has been protesting about Iraq (first sanctions against, and now the war) for 5 years non-stop (it hasn’t worked – he’s still there!).

Since the law came into force on August 1st 2005, people have been arrested AND convicted under SOCPA for such heinous crimes as standing at the Cenotaph (the UK’s national war memorial) reading the names of British soldiers killed in Iraq.

Under the principal of “defiance through compliance”, the 3rd Wednesday of every month has seen a series of Mass Lone Demonstrations against SOCPA. The idea is this: what if loads of protesters all turned up at the same time all wanting individual permission from the police to demonstrate? As the police can only really turn down an application on the grounds of public safety or public order, that means if 100 people turn up and apply for permission, then the unfortunate police have to license and approve 100 lone demonstrations. So we all troop down to Charing Cross police station a week before and apply. Come the 3rd Wednesday, we all meet in Parliament Square to demonstrate about – well whatever you feel like.

Anyway.

Last month I read in the paper that since the Creationists have had an arse whipping over “intelligent design” in US schools, they’ve turned their attentions to the UK, on account of we don’t have rules about the separation of church and state.

In September a creationist group calling themselves “Truth in Science” sent a pack to every secondary school (read ‘high school’ if you’re in the US) promoting the teaching of intelligent design as a counterpoint to the proven science of evolution, and including lesson plans and materials for GCSE students (GCSEs are the UK’s centralised secondary education school exit exams).

As it is just as important for UK students to learn about the Flying Spaghetti Monster alongside the scientific theory of evolution and non-scientific metaphysical ideas such as “Intelligent Design”, I figured I’d use my Mass Lone Demo for this month to spread the truth of His Noodliness to the people in and around Parliament Square.

It worked really well – I made an anglicised version of the FSM leaflet to distribute and stood by the gates of Parliament in full pirate dress extolling the virtues of Flying Spaghetti Monsterism. Mostly I got just smiles, but there were enough “yars” from people to make me think there are a lot of closet pirates in London. I even got some people to stop and listen to my brief description of the history of the Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, how the FSM created the world and why they should become pirates as well.

Peace

Jo Selwood

Attached: leaflet.pdf

Link to propaganda materials

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you can’t disprove the flying spaghetti monster

Published October 18th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

Last night, Richard Dawkins was interviewed on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, and again mentioned the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

You can’t disprove the Flying Spaghetti Monster. – Richard Dawkins

The FSM comment is at about 1:50.

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Make your own FSM Crown

Published October 18th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

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Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has just published step-by-step instructions for making your own Flying Spaghetti Monster crown.  This is probably due to Halloween coming up, but I don’t see why you couldn’t wear one of these any time of the year. Link

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Salon.com Richard Dawkins Interview

Published October 15th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

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Salon.com has an interesting interview with Richard Dawkins titled The Flying Spaghetti Monster.

In the roiling debate between science and religion, it would be hard to exaggerate the enormous influence of Richard Dawkins. The British scientist is religion’s chief prosecutor — “Darwin’s rottweiler,” as one magazine called him — and quite likely the world’s most famous atheist. Speaking to the American Humanist Association, Dawkins once said, “I think a case can be made that faith is one of the world’s great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus but harder to eradicate.”

Link to article.

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