I've been a Pastafarian since soon after the actual Kansas hearings in mid-2005, which makes nine years now. I remember gleefully reading the letter and beginning to draw the FSM on as many things in my high school that I could get away with. I also remember my excitement at finding out the Gospel would be coming soon.
I wasn't usually the sort to join discussion groups until lately, when I started doing so on Facebook. I'm actually coming here to escape the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Facebook group, which is filled to the brim with supposed Pastafarians who hatefully mock the religious and religion rather than just mocking stupid beliefs, as the Prophet proclaimed we should do. It makes me so ill to see so much hate spouted in association with Him that no amount of His Fiber can settle my stomach.
I was told by someone that the environment was different here and I dearly hope it is. I can't be around such negativity all day and I'm losing faith in something I've identified with for so many years.
May His Sauce be upon you. R'amen.