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Just a Joke, Right?

Postby Twicky on Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:00 am

I'm interested in becoming a Pastafarian, because it has pirates, and everyone loves pirates. :pirate_fish: Also, I hate Intelligent *cough* design. One thing I need to make sure of though is that this religeon is just a joke right? I heard there were people who actually believed this stuff. Just making sure.
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Re: Just a Joke, Right?

Postby Pastafarian Pirate on Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:28 am

Twicky wrote:I'm interested in becoming a Pastafarian, because it has pirates, and everyone loves pirates. :pirate_fish: Also, I hate Intelligent *cough* design. One thing I need to make sure of though is that this religeon is just a joke right? I heard there were people who actually believed this stuff. Just making sure.

Religion is always a joke to some.

Not to others.

Don't be too quick to say that it is 'just a joke' however, as you could say the same thing of any any religion on the planet.

Some people here really do believe, others appreciate the religion for different reasons.

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Postby MPTrooper on Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:59 am

There are indeed people who belive "this stuff" and you would do well to show them tolerence.

All religions depend on Faith in order to maintain a belife in them. Please don't let any of this discourae you from posting here. As a Catholic I have argure politics and Religion with people of many different faiths. Some are Christian like myself while others are hardcore Atheist. The reason I continue to come back here is the dagree of respect we are required to maintain as well as the intelligent discussion often found here.

Enjoy your time here and with any luck you'll walk away a tad bit smarter then when you arrived. :)
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Postby St John the Blasphemist on Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:23 am

Nooo!! It's true I tell ya!! It's all true!! It's as true as creation theory!! How can you argue with that logic?

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Re: Just a Joke, Right?

Postby Capellini on Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:36 am

Twicky wrote:I'm interested in becoming a Pastafarian, because it has pirates, and everyone loves pirates. :pirate_fish: Also, I hate Intelligent *cough* design. One thing I need to make sure of though is that this religeon is just a joke right? I heard there were people who actually believed this stuff. Just making sure.


As far as I know, there is only one member who actually believes the FSM is real - the rest of us believe in it as allegorically true.

However, the non-religious elements of the movement are things people take very seriously. We aren't here just to make fun of ID and joke about beer and pirates. Also, we have a number of religious members, so we're very gung-ho about religious tolerance.
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Re: Just a Joke, Right?

Postby leapofaith97 on Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:12 pm

Capellini wrote: As far as I know, there is only one member who actually believes the FSM is real - the rest of us believe in it as allegorically true.


Now who would that be?
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Postby Twicky on Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:33 pm

I would like to rephrase what I said. I'm all for tolerance, but I just wanted to make sure that I'm not joining a real religeon. I thought it was intended as a joke in the first place, when someone said that there is no proof that God doesn't exist, and the prophet said there is also no proof that a FSM doesn't exist. I heard he even said it wasn't real. The Gospel of the FSM was nominated for a comedy reward, after all.
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Postby SC-Pastafarian on Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:43 pm

Yes, FSMism was created as a satirical religion. Depending on the section of the forum, most of us refer to it as our true religion (this being one of them).
As far as it being a real religion. I guess that could be debatable. :wink:
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Postby Pastafarian Pirate on Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:48 pm

SC-Pastafarian wrote:Yes, FSMism was created as a satirical religion. Depending on the section of the forum, most of us refer to it as our true religion (this being one of them).
As far as it being a real religion. I guess that could be debatable. :wink:

Well... what exactly constitutes a REAL religion?

They are real if one person says they are real.

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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa on Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:02 pm

Twicky wrote:I would like to rephrase what I said. I'm all for tolerance, but I just wanted to make sure that I'm not joining a real religeon. I thought it was intended as a joke in the first place, when someone said that there is no proof that God doesn't exist, and the prophet said there is also no proof that a FSM doesn't exist. I heard he even said it wasn't real. The Gospel of the FSM was nominated for a comedy reward, after all.


Argh... the jokers here...

No, Twicky, by participating here or even referring to yourself as a Pastafarian, you are not joining a religion, real or otherwise. That's between you and your god(s), monster(s) or the Universe, however you like it.
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Postby Tahin on Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:00 am

While we're on the subject... has anyone every thought that some major world religion might have actually started out as a joke?
Or conversely, maybe FSM will one day transform into a serious religion complete with zealots and holy wars... Hey, people are just stupid enough.
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Postby Duke on Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:36 am

Tahin wrote:While we're on the subject... has anyone every thought that some major world religion might have actually started out as a joke?


No, but, come to think of it, some of them seem an awful lot like jokes... *Ahem* But I try not to laugh. :D


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Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:20 am

some blieve the FSM to be 100% true and in that sense that is their religion. but the majoirty of the people here have another religion or atheism, but ROle Play as Pastafarian. it's just soooo much fun.

this forum is not for the bona fide religion part (which is small). its for the anti-ID-in-public-school-science-class organization/movement.

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Postby SC-Pastafarian on Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:19 am

Pastafarian Pirate wrote:Well... what exactly constitutes a REAL religion?

They are real if one person says they are real.

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Exactly what I was getting at. :wink:
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Postby dbutler on Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:50 pm

I show tolerance to people of all religions so long as they do not use those religions to invade other peoples lives. I feel that FSM has as much validity as any large religion currently believed in. When some people bash FSM as being ludicrous, they are (in my opinion) inadvertantly bashing their own religion, if they hold one. So being a member on this site does not mean you must genuinely believe the truth of the gospels of FSM but only that you appreciate it's usefulness in combatting the teaching of ID in public schools.

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