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His awesome petulance, a tornado sighting

Published June 4th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

Tornado Crossing Countryside

If one looks closely, one can see the mighty Flying Spaghetti Monster controlling the forces of nature in His awesome petulance.

-Doug

Here’s some more evidence I suspect to be fake.  Created by a competing religion to make us look bad, perhaps.  The FSM is not a force of destruction, as far as I know.

Note — I got a few emails about this from people who feel the post is not funny because people died in the tornadoes. I agree, but the purpose wasn’t just to make a joke, the post was (supposed to be) directed at a theme in religion we find tasteless: the inclination of mainstream religious leaders to attribute natural disasters as the work of God – i.e. blame the victim.

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Evidence or blasphemy?

Published June 3rd, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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While doing research at the National Institutes of Health website, I came across this photograph.  Despite it being labeled as "Treponema," I knew it could only be the Noodly Master, and some organism that causes Syphilis.  Here he is, in all of his magnificence–a perfect specimen.  Ramen.

-Sandi

I find it difficult to believe the FSM causes Syphilis but I can’t deny your evidence. 

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Zack Kopplin Vs. The Louisiana Science Education Act

Published May 28th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

 

Here’s a video of Zack Kopplin on Hardball last night.  Zack is the student battling the Lousiana Science Education Act – a law that would allow “supplemental textbooks and other teaching materials” into science classrooms.  Zack saw this (correctly) as a backdoor method to teach Creationism and has been leading the fight against it.

Some of us remember the LSEA bill passing in 2008.  Zack’s been trying to get it repealed since then.  He found a senator to sponsor the repeal and has since found thousands of supporters (including over 40 Noble Laureates).  Yesterday Zack brought teachers and scientists to testify in favor of the repeal in front of the Louisiana Senate Education Committee.

Zack makes a couple excellent points on Hardball.  One is that science *is* a process of critical thinking (one of the ostensible purposes of the law is to promote critical thinking).  Another point is that a state’s science standards determine how their students will be viewed elsewhere. 

He also slams Michelle Bachman which is both fair and entertaining.

All in all it was an excellent appearance.  Zack deserves a lot of credit for his work.  I for one am very impressed and I’m confident he has a bright future ahead of him.  Whatever the fate of the repeal, Zack’s done a tremendous service for the cause of rationality.  The fight is as important as the outcome.  The Louisiana legislature may reject reason for a few more years but the rest of the world has benefited from watching this ordeal.   There are bills similar to the LSEA all across the country – it’s an ongoing struggle, and I’m glad there are people like Zack on our side.

Zack, please let us know if you need anything from Team FSM.  We have your back.

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He that eateth my noodle

Published May 28th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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I wanted to share a picture of this FSM cupcake my sister gave to me. "He that eateth my noodle, and drinketh my marinara, dwelleth in me, and I in him."

-Joe

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FSM Spotted at Maker Faire

Published May 26th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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The FSM watching over Maker Faire (found on cnet)

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Noodle Chewbacca

Published May 26th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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Chewbacca is camouflaged in a food jungle.  [Link to original source, disposableaardvarksinc]

Thanks to Cre for sending in this photo.  

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Hanging Basket or Sighting

Published May 25th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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Lo, for His Noodliness has deigned to show His Appendages to me in the form of an old hanging basket in my garden.

To some, this may simply be a hanging basket filled with a dead plant that I, as a crap gardener, just couldn’t be bothered to get round to removing and planting up with something pretty for the summer. But no, to the eye of the true believer, the message is clear… It shows that in death, His Noodliness is there, with His Appendages waiting to lift us, the true believers, up to the bosom of His meatballs, where we can rest content in the floating warmth of his pasta sauce forever. What a way to go!

May we all be touched by His Noodly Appendages.

Cheers! Helen s

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Mitosis – Evidence He Touches Us All

Published May 24th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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His noodly appendages have appeared to me. I wish to share this: in millions of my cells, your cells, and every other living things’ cells a process called mitosis is occurring.  The Flying Spagetti Monster manifests His self and touches us ALL with love and grace. 

    May his angel hair bless us all,

            Ryan

    RAmen!

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Awkward Billboard is Awkward

Published May 22nd, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

Billboard placed in Greensboro, North Carolina after Rapture fails to show.

Does anyone know the story on this billboard? It almost looks like a moderate Christian group mocking the Rapture sect for their extreme views.

What I am wondering is this: when the world did not end, did it cause anyone to become more rational? Or will the Doomsdayers become stronger believers (as sometimes happens in cults) – and more importantly, do moderate Christians feel their interpretation of the bible has been validated?

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On The Eve Of The Rapture

Published May 21st, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

. . . as i gazed upon the octopodes
consorting in the waves
i saw between their writhing toes
the one who us has saved.

-Alexis

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