A number of people sent in photos but this is my favorite. Click the photo for the enlarged version. Credit goes to machshots.com
Please see the attached picture of the FSM guitar I built. It debuted at the Center For Inquiry Indiana annual picnic. I have wanted to build this for three years and finally got it done. The guitar is a very playable instrument (but only while standing up). My friend, retired medical illustrator Craig Gosling (photo left) did the sketch for the body shape. I constructed the guitar and Eric Ward did the paint.
Jeffrey sent in this photo from this morning’s DragonCON parade in Atlanta.
Here’s a close-up:
I like that He’s riding majestically in a car while others are walking.
The “Him->” sign is a helpful touch to those not yet enlightened.
And that looks like the I Want To Believe drawing on the car, am I right? This one:
One more photo. Notice the mountain/midgit. Awesome.
The paper Certificates of ordination are ready. If you’d like one, you can order one here. Updated — The cost is $20 shipped to the US and $30 shipped international.
Note — the certificates have been updated to use a nicer lithograph paper. The price is now $25, for both Domestic and International orders, shipping included. We also now have ID Cards.
Jake painted this piece for the ceiling in his art room. It will be on display for years to come, no doubt influencing future students. Nice work!
For official church business.
People have been asking for Certificates of Ordination for a while and I’ve said we could only do it if we got some real embossed foil seals, like the ones universities have made for their diplomas.
Note — Certificates of Ordination are now available here for $25 including shipping anywhere in the world.
I created this image of His Noodliness to help spread the good word among the many GenCon-goers this year. May his Noodly Appendage touch us, every one. :)
– Liz Bodle
It’s high-fire ceramic, and I made it a couple of years ago.
It adorns a sacred niche by the front door, and serves as protection from evil, evangelists, and other threats.
The Australian census is here and now is the time to mark Pastafarian as your stated religion, if you like.
I won’t make a long argument and I won’t say that you should absolutely do this. But I do believe it’s a reasonable and legitimate choice. If there are things in the Pastafarian religion that you identify with, and if you would like to see the Pastafarian religion gain formal legitimacy, then please designate Pastafarian as your religion.
I see some discussion in the comments, and I got some emails, pleading don’t throw away your votes because they won’t be counted. It’s a reasonable point – marking No Religion will be officially counted, while writing in Pastafarian will not be. But I would ask, what is the actual purpose here? Will policy follow from these results? If you believe that, you might want to mark No Religion. If, like me, you are more cynical and believe policy comes first and the data is used as a justification (and only when it supports the policy decision), you might feel more free to mark Pastafarian, if you’re inclined.