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California wave sighting

Published January 19th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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Charles sent in this sighting of the FSM’s Noodly Appendages in the surf in California.

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Amazing propaganda artwork

Published January 16th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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Steven Klinger’s Pastafarian Propaganda.  Amazing work – I can’t stop looking at this.  I now badly want to market FSM beer. 

You can see some more of Steven’s artwork on his Facebook profile.

I think it would be great if we could help Steven kick-start his artistic career.  Anyone with a project in mind in need of talent? 

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Design contest

Published January 16th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

I’ve started a design contest for an FSM logo/emblem at LogoTournament.  It’s mainly so we can have a professionally designed t-shirt.  Contest has been up for an hour and already I’ve been impressed with some responses.  If this is your kind of thing, please come enter.  Winner gets $375.    Here’s the contest page.

The contest ends ~ 1/22.   I’d love to hear opinions on the designs as they come in.

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Grassley’s megachurch probe was BS

Published January 10th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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Unbelievable.

Senator Grassley of Iowa’s Evangelical Finance Probe was released this week.  A lot of us were hoping these megachurches would be scrutinized for their most flagrant abuses: the obscene salaries, the private jets and luxury cars, the politicking.  Most of us are shocked these sham broadcast ministries can exist as tax exempt non-profit organizations in the first place, but it is stunning that because they’re religious institutions they don’t have to file detailed financial disclosure reports to the IRS.  So we were glad that Grassley and team were investigating.

Well now the report is out and we know what they were doing the last three years and investigating was not it.  Out of the six broadcast ministries looked at only two cooperated, and *zero* subpoenas were issued by investigators.  What a scam. 

Grassley offered this statement, which I have been trying to parse for a while but I’m having trouble because it’s such bullshit:

The staff review sets the stage for a comprehensive discussion among churches and religious organizations.  I look forward to helping facilitate this dialogue and fostering an environment for self-reform within the community.

Translation: we will ask churches to be good.  Hey if that doesn’t work, perhaps another three year investigation in which nothing is investigated is in order.  You sir, Senator Grassley, are a fraud.

Here are some depressing articles about this mess:

CNN’s take

Huffington Post

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On Top of Spaghetti Cupcakes

Published January 10th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

Thanks to AJ for showing these – clearly FSM inspired – “On Top of Spaghetti Cupcakes”.    Here’s the site/recipe.  And the video below.

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Tides are proof of God

Published January 7th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

President of the American Atheist Group, David Silverman, went on the O’Reilly Factor to talk about the group’s “You KNOW they’re all SCAMS” billboard campaign.  Bill O’Reilly said it was insulting to religious people.  Silverman says it’s the truth and how can the truth be offensive. 

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I will admit I laughed when I heard about the billboard.  I can imagine the response it will get in Alabama.  Anyone remember the Top Gear episode where they did a road trip through the south and wrote controversial slogans on each others cars?  Made me think of that.

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I will also admit I have a grudging respect for Bill O’Reilly – because as much of a pompous ass he is, and as often as he is wrong about so many things, I find him intellectually honest.  I believe he believes what he is saying, and you can’t say that about everyone.  [Edit – I got a lot of flack for that statement. Maybe deserved. But still I believe there is a difference between what he is doing and what Glenn Beck is doing. Both are asses but I believe O’Reilly sleeps well at night and doesn’t believe himself to be a fraud.]

But here is one of those things O’Reilly says that leaves you stunned.  There is proof of (presumably a personal Christian) God because of Tides:

O’REILLY: I’ll tell you why it’s not a scam: the tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can’t explain that.

SILVERMAN: The tide goes in, tide goes out?

O’REILLY: The water, the tide comes in, it goes out, Mr. Silverman. It always comes in, it always goes out. You can’t explain that.

Here’s the video:

In response, friend of the Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster, Mr. Stephen Colbert, had Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson on The Colbert Report to give a scientific explanation for the tides:

As always, the problem with the false religion/science dichotomy leaves the masses ignorant of the Flying Spaghetti Monster’s influence over everything.

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Tempted By Another

Published January 6th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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While eating a bag of pretzles at my mother in law’s installment as rector of an Episcopal church in New Hampshire l, I came across This visage of his Noodley Goodness! I knew for sure that he was watching over me as I was being tempted by another!

–Tom Petzwinkler, Washington, DC

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Atheists Never

Published January 1st, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

Very interesting, slightly depressing site, courtesy of Willie.  If you’re interested in crazy things done in the name of religion, this is the site for you.

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Here’s the link: AtheistsNever.com

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Holiday Gift

Published January 1st, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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I just wanted to share the joy that my Girlfriend made for me this festive holiday season. To everyone I wish peace, love, and pasta!

Ramen!

-Corry

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