Yea, verily; He watches over us both night and day.
We are truly blessed by his Noodly Appendages.
– Lynette (Bend, Oregon)
I posted my husband and I’s tree topper on my Facebook account. To my surprise, a devout and particularly humorless Christian liked it. Clearly, His Noodly Appendage touches those who don’t even seek it. May we all receive a generous helping of His slow cooked grace this ChriFSMas season.
Nice work everyone. Current stats:
Number of Team Members: 2,608
Number of Loans: 27,208
Total Amount Loaned: $801,475 (as of 11/29/2011).
Pretty awesome. I’ll just mention that Team FSM is above the Mormons by a hefty $80k, or about 4000 sets of magic underwear. Not that it’s a competition.
Please join Team FSM on Kiva if you haven’t already. It’s a good cause and our team messages are highly entertaining.
Our friend Matt Tillman has finished his major design project, an introduction to the Church of the FSM. You may remember a few weeks ago when we asked if there was a sound designer willing to help. Well, you guys came through with flying colors. Enormous thanks to one of our own ordained ministers, the Reverend Dajaun Martineau, for supplying the music and sound effects.
Here’s the video, it is truly amazing:
Amazing work. I predict a bright future Matt. I hope that both he and Dajaun are flooded with lucrative work opportunities for their good work.
I’m happy to report there are now Ordained FSM ministers in 26 countries, and most of the US states . Quite a few of our ministers have successfully jumped the bureaucratic hurdles to receive wedding officiant licenses in their various jurisdictions. I’ll try and make a map showing all of our locations.
I know of perhaps 8 weddings coming up that will be presided over by a Pastafarian minister in full pirate regalia. I could not be more pleased.
Aside from a few document requests and "is this a joke?" phone calls I received from clerk’s offices, there has been little resistance to handing licenses to perform weddings to Pastafarians. I interpret this as approval – maybe even endorsement – from our government. FSM bless America.
Where will we go from here, and what other privileges do ordained ministers enjoy that we can get in on? Someone told me there are special license plates available for members of the cloth. That’s something to look into.
If you want to be ordained, here’s the link. Price is still dirt cheap, just $20/$30 including shipping. I think the world is better off with a huge number of FSM Ministers around.
And it’s the perfect time for FSM evangelism. It’s the one time of the year when pirates are not discriminated against. I like to think our religion evangelizes in a classy way – everyone can enjoy propaganda pumpkins and sexy pirate ladies. But some of those other groups, passing out candy with Bible verses on them… super lame, am I right? Why don’t you just give out raisins. Or toothbrushes. You’re ruining Halloween.
So send me your pictures of your evangelism efforts, and I’ll post them here. Pirate ladies are especially welcome to contribute… for science.
Here’s Rebecca’s pumpkin: