Hot Cup of Joe has a good article about the recent Pastafarian Suspended From School story and Pastafarianism in general.
The obvious criticism by the religious is that the FSM is concocted and not meant to be serious, but there’s absolutely no more way to demonstrate this than there is the same criticism of Yahweh, Allah, Brahma, Elohim, Jesus, etc.
The North Buncombe school that suspended Killian maintains that it was his pirate outfit which was the reason for the suspension, since it was disruptive. The very outfit that Killian stated was important for his religion and in appropriately representing his religion. I wonder if the school would be willing to extend its disruption policy to yarmulkes and kippas?
Read it all here.
Anyone else see Him?
Sorry this is a little late ..Â I’m way behind on emails.
In the area where I live, there are many churches and most of them
have been putting out roadside signs encouraging people to go to
church for Easter.Â Today I saw a new sign alongside the others; I
think I’ll opt to go to THAT church!Â Â (Please see photo attached.)
Dear Mr. Henderson,
Thank you so much for your intelligent and witty challenge to intelligent design. Not only has this new church given me and my daughter (also an atheist) an enormous amount of entertainment, it also allowed me to play what will probably be the best prank I have ever played on my family and friends:
Dear Friends and Family;
I know that all of you have been concerned about my emotional and spiritual welfare, especially since the stroke. I know I have lacked direction, conviction, and integrity. I am writing to tell you that I have admitted to the error of my ways and have reached a turning point in my life.
Many of you feel that my lack of faith is the root of my problems and you were right. But I have been saved and want to spread the word; I hope that you can share in the blissful savior I have found. I love all of you so much, I want you to benefit from my new faith.
So, please take a moment to share in my redemption and go to the website below and rejoice in the truth.
Peace and noodles,
Being, and rearing, an atheist in North Dakota is not the easiest thing in the world. Remember, we are not much farther north of Kansas. I firmly believe that you are walking in the footsteps of the great social commentators of our world – Mr. Swift being the most obvious. So, once again, thanks and here’s to more conversions!
Peace and noodles,
On May 9th the Missouri State University Chapter of the Church of the FSM will be putting on a FREE outdoor concert from noon-11pm. They have 8 bands signed to play already and will be raising money for breast cancer research.
Here’s the flyer:
Noodlefest has four band slots remaining and would love some big-name talent from outside the area.Â Interested bands can contact Rob at 314-378-2202 or Lehr868@missouristate.edu
This video is kinda funny, kinda sad.Â The kid videotaped his “coming out” as an atheist, and the Catholic mother does take it well, to say the least.Â I bet that she would have been less upset if he had converted to Pastafarianism.
No winner has yet been declared in the FSM vs IPU youtube video contest, but this one gets my vote:
All I can say is, Satan sure has a hold on you. Since you feel you need to be spreading nonsense around instead of truth. My prayer for you is that one day you will find the Lord Jesus…not the “Flying Spaghetti Monster” as the one you will look to for your daily strength. It’s too bad that you are taking this so lightly, The fact of the matter is, our founding fathers founded this nation on TRUE religious principles, not the nonsense you are making up. I’ll be praying for you, and your followers.
Bryan Killian, a high school student in North Buncombe, North Carolina was suspended for coming to school dressed as a pirate.
But the disciplinary action has provoked controversy â€“ because the student says that the ban violates his rights, as the pirate costume is part of his religion.
This story is blowing up and I’ve been having a lot of problems keeping the server running. It’s currently #1 on Digg and Reddit.
I’ll have some updates and more information about all this soon.