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Old painting sighting

Published January 29th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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I stumbled across this old painting in an ancient text on the internet.

It looks like a powerful Pastarfarian. Check out those lovely spaghetti locks and luscious meatball eyes. I wonder, is there more to the story than we yet realize? Could The mighty Spaghetti Monster have sent a messenger to this world in times gone by to preach of His noodly love?

Tom

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Design contest winner

Published January 25th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

Congratulations to Bomba, winner of the design contest:

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There were many great entries but Bomba’s stood out as something special.  Several people have seen the design and commented “this needs to be on a beer bottle”, and I couldn’t agree more.  It makes a lot of sense – I’m sure we’d spike sales for whoever wanted to put out a Pastafarian seasonal. 

But for now you can get the design on a t-shirt.  I suggest we do this again, as soon as sales cover the cost of running the contest.  It was a lot of fun.  I know there were some designers who weren’t able to meet the deadline and FSM knows we are in need of some more Propaganda art.

I put the design up at the FSM shirt store. It’s available on various shirt styles and colors.   The cheapest is $13.99.

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He Boiled

Published January 24th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

Here’s a new propaganda flyer courtesy of designer Ritchie:

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pirate ship cake pan

Published January 22nd, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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Cristof spotted this pirate ship cake pan on reddit (unknown link).

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Cappuccino Kuala Fudge FSMcake

Published January 21st, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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It is my friend Carmen’s birthday today and the one request she made for her birthday was a White Russian Cake with FSM decor. So I made her a Cappuccino Kuala Fudge Cheesecake with his Noodleyness.

– Willa, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Official church stance of homosexual marriage

Published January 19th, 2011 by Katie

Fellow Pastafarians,

I am writing about the official church stance of homosexual marriage (i.e. none). I am concerned that this stance is in direct contradiction with the will of the FSM. You see, I received a vision from the FSM this evening while (as is often the case) I was cooking a grilled cheese sandwich.

During his appearance he told me that homosexuals are gay because He has touched them with his noodley appendage. This is the reason that “experts” have had so much difficulty pinpointing what makes someone gay. And since gays and lesbians have been chosen by Him, to deny them the right to get married is an abomination in His eyes (meatballs). Of course many have argued that no major religion has ever accepted homosexuality. It should obvious to any FSM follower that the real reason homosexuals are shunned from mainstream religion is because of blatant prejudice towards those who have been touched by Him. A bigotry that I know many of my fellow Pastafarians have experienced first hand.

I am especially concerned because of the state of gay rights movement today. Too often gay activists argue that should be given the right to marry because of court precedent that says marriage is their “right as a human being” or essential to the “dignity ” of a relationship. Then they rely on the 14th amendment to say that they deserve “equal protection under the laws” and that under constitution gay people are “equal to” straight people.

Well I think to time to put these arguments to rest. Gay Pastafarians should sue because not allowing gay marriage is a violation of their first amendment rights since it is commanded by the FSM as relayed to me in my vision. Of course He works in mysterious ways and we may never why He commands that gays get married. But there is no question that He does.

Now if I know my fellow Pastafarians, you want proof. Attached is a photo of the grilled sandwich I was cooking when He appeared to me. I think it speaks for itself. I hope that it is satisfactory proof to convince everyone that we should amend the CotFSM’s stance on gay marriage to supporting it. Only then can gay Pastafarians demand true religious freedom and marry as the FSM intended.

May you all be touched by his noodley appendage,

Katie

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California wave sighting

Published January 19th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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Charles sent in this sighting of the FSM’s Noodly Appendages in the surf in California.

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Amazing propaganda artwork

Published January 16th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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Steven Klinger’s Pastafarian Propaganda.  Amazing work – I can’t stop looking at this.  I now badly want to market FSM beer. 

You can see some more of Steven’s artwork on his Facebook profile.

I think it would be great if we could help Steven kick-start his artistic career.  Anyone with a project in mind in need of talent? 

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Design contest

Published January 16th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

I’ve started a design contest for an FSM logo/emblem at LogoTournament.  It’s mainly so we can have a professionally designed t-shirt.  Contest has been up for an hour and already I’ve been impressed with some responses.  If this is your kind of thing, please come enter.  Winner gets $375.    Here’s the contest page.

The contest ends ~ 1/22.   I’d love to hear opinions on the designs as they come in.

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Grassley’s megachurch probe was bullshit

Published January 10th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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Unbelievable.

Senator Grassley of Iowa’s Evangelical Finance Probe was released this week.  A lot of us were hoping these megachurches would be scrutinized for their most flagrant abuses: the obscene salaries, the private jets and luxury cars, the politicking.  Most of us are shocked these sham broadcast ministries can exist as tax exempt non-profit organizations in the first place, but it is stunning that because they’re religious institutions they don’t have to file detailed financial disclosure reports to the IRS.  So we were glad that Grassley and team were investigating.

Well now the report is out and we know what they were doing the last three years and investigating was not it.  Out of the six broadcast ministries looked at only two cooperated, and *zero* subpoenas were issued by investigators.  What a scam. 

Grassley offered this statement, which I have been trying to parse for a while but I’m having trouble because it’s such bullshit:

The staff review sets the stage for a comprehensive discussion among churches and religious organizations.  I look forward to helping facilitate this dialogue and fostering an environment for self-reform within the community.

Translation: we will ask churches to be good.  Hey if that doesn’t work, perhaps another three year investigation in which nothing is investigated is in order.  You sir, Senator Grassley, are a fraud.

Here are some depressing articles about this mess:

CNN’s take

Huffington Post

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