CousinoMacul: We definitely frown on disavowed radicals who take their own interpretations too seriously, but as far as a grander philosopy goes, there is some wiggle room to create your own. I have earned the title of False Prophet as the revealer of main proponent of Hyper Spaghetti Monsterism
, a heretical alternate form of the faith with a stronger connection to "logical conjecture based on overwhelming observable evidence" than traditional, dogmatic Hendersonian Flying Spaghetti Monsterism. IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED to recognise a few points when proposing alternative interpretations to existing FSM dogma:
1) Recognize that Bobby is the True Prophet.
2) Acknowledge that your statements are heretical and do not represent the official views of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
3) Be humble! Hubris will get you a smiting by Evil Auntie Dee Dee.
Al Dante has provided a good example of how to propose an alternate interpretation with Incredibly Lucky Design
Whether you decide to convert or not is up to you, but feel free to jump into the fun in the Pirates area... it's not mandatory to be a Pastafarian to be a pirate, and you're still helping out with global warming.
Also check out the Pastal's Wager
thread. You may get a kick out of it.