Spotted while kayaking the Gunpowder Falls in Maryland.
I’m a poor broke college student, so I can’t quite afford a ship. This is the next best thing.
Meringue corresponces found between phyto planktons and the Flying Spaghetti Monster!
That microcosmic creature is sailing in sea using carbon dioxide from fleck atmosphere to grown. It’s very rapidly reacting in its environment. I didn’t find any direct link within pirates, but under the climate change autothrophs could get lower photosynthesis levels to survive.
-Olga, from Finland
My daughter and I were making a simnel cake at the weekend (a traditional British holiday treat). Apparently Christians are supposed to put 11 balls of marzipan on top to symbolize the 11 “true” disciples.
Needless to say, as devout pastafarians, we were keen to use the opportunity to express our own beliefs in the wonderful medium of marzipan. We call it the FSMnel cake.
Hope you like it.
Phil + Maddy
My name is Christiana Maione, I am 19 years old. I am writing from Jacksonville, FL. I first heard about the church from the best teacher I’ve ever had. She was my high school, sophomore Biology teacher and her name was Breanna Korsman. While we were going over Evolution, she felt it was only appropriate to tell us about another theory. My life was forever changed.
Since then and to this day, I consider myself a Pastafarian and I’m proud of it. I am now a sophomore in college and a favorite hobby of mine is ceramics. This semester I took a ceramics class and decided what better way to pay my respects then to make a sculpture in honor of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? I liked it so much I wanted to share it.. so here it is!
Christiana Maione (I have been touched)
His Noodliness caught in the act!
Yesterday, while examining my U251 cells under the fluorescence microscope, I was blessed with his Noodly Appearance.
Although a truly fierce believer in His Holiness, I admit to always have doubted the suggestion of the Pastafarian Scholars (E.g. Bobby Henderson) regarding the FSM tempering with scientific data, in order to put humanity on a wrong track regarding His existence. They argued that for instance by creating the fossils, His Noodliness wished to find out who the true believers were. The latter are only those holding on to Pastafarianism and totally rejecting the idea of natural evolution in spite of seemingly sound scientific evidence, goes the argument.
"What rationalizing nonsense!", I was thinking. "Why would the FSM go to such lengths in order to actually MINIMIZE his congregation, since undoubtedly the evolution hypothesis has lead to massive defection amongst his former followers."
But as of yesterday, I humbly accept the wisdom of the Prophet and the mysterious ways of The Flying Spaghetti Monster. Ramen! I was presented with the irrefutable proof of His tempering with scientific data. I cannot fathom why He should bother with the poor DAPI-stained nuclei of the U251 cells from a diploma student, but truly limited is my perception as a meek non-pirate of His thinking, may His Noodliness forgive me.
Here’s a video of Swedish artist Lars Vilks being attacked during a presentation on free speech today at Sweden’s Uppsala University.
Lars was the guy who drew the cartoon of Muhammad as a dog that made a bunch of Muslims go apeshit.
This latest attack bugs me a lot. Here’s the disclaimer: I’ve received tons of hatemail and many threats and had more than a couple disturbing run-ins with religious nuts, and few if any of those nuts were Muslim. By and large all the Muslims I know are awesome and not at all nutty. I find Christian nuts the creepiest of all the religious nuts. But I am way more scared of nutty Muslims than nutty Christians.
Lars has become a symbol for the right to criticize religion. That’s a right we can’t lose. I don’t believe this is about religion or values, I think it’s about dogma. There is nothing inherently evil or wrong with what nutty Christians or Muslims believe – what’s wrong is that it’s no longer a set of beliefs, it’s a set of Truths that can’t be questioned, and that’s a dangerous thing. Lars is completely right that it’s important to be able to criticize religion.
Lets see if we can come up with something to help Lars.
Also, the FSM does not mind if you draw him as something unclean.. like a stripper.