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David Attenborough Vs. Creationism

Published September 25th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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The Telegraph has an article about my all-time favorite Naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, and the campaign he’s joined to combat religion in science.

The naturalist joined three Nobel laureates, the atheist Richard Dawkins and other leading scientists in calling on the government to tackle the "threat" of creationism.

Andrew Copson, chief executive of the BHA, said: "Evolution is probably the most important idea underlying biological science and we support the view of many experts that it should be introduced right from primary level in all state-maintained schools.

"At the same time, the threat of creationism and ‘intelligent design’ being taught as science is real and ongoing, particularly as more and more schools are opened up to be run by religious fundamentalists.

"It has never been more urgent for concrete steps to be taken to ensure that all state schools teach evolution, and not creationism, and we urge the Government to implement the simple and sensible measures suggested in this new statement."

I love that Sir David Attenborough has gotten involved.  I worry when the ones who make a stand come off as petty and one-dimensional.   David Attenborough is such a likeable guy, and his work so accessible … I think a whole lot of people are all the sudden going to want to listen.  

Here is my favorite video from Mr. Attenborough’s Planet Earth:

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Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day

Published September 19th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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Greetings from Rev. Benito (Spain) on the International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

FSM bless you!

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Best DragonCon photo

Published September 12th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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A number of people sent in photos but this is my favorite. Click the photo for the enlarged version.  Credit goes to machshots.com

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Design or Divine?

Published September 8th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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Here is Intelligent Design or Pasta Divine by Kristina Stork for her upcoming graduate art show.  Amazing work.  More at her site: kristinastork.com.

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FSM Guitar

Published September 7th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

Please see the attached picture of the FSM guitar I built. It debuted at the Center For Inquiry Indiana annual picnic. I have wanted to build this for three years and finally got it done. The guitar is a very playable instrument (but only while standing up). My friend, retired medical illustrator Craig Gosling (photo left) did the sketch for the body shape. I constructed the guitar and Eric Ward did the paint.

Steve Duerr

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FSM Spotted in Parade

Published September 3rd, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

Jeffrey sent in this photo from this morning’s DragonCON parade in Atlanta.

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Here’s a close-up:

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I like that He’s riding majestically in a car while others are walking. 

The “Him->” sign is a helpful touch to those not yet enlightened.

And that looks like the  I Want To Believe drawing on the car, am I right? This one:

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One more photo.  Notice the mountain/midgit.  Awesome.

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Fancy cake

Published September 1st, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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Here is a cake that I did in my class at Le Cordon Bleu.

-Roscoe

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Certificate of Ordination update

Published August 30th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

If you ordered a certificate in the last week it’s in one of these mailers that were sent out yesterday:

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The response was more than I anticipated and the majority of newly minted Pastafarian ministers live outside of the US which I did not expect. 

There are at least 5 weddings planned in which a Pastafarian minister will officiate.  I’ve gotten quite a few emails saying you are not allowed to do this.  But like I’ve said, we maintain that our religion is as legitimate as any other.   By all measures, our religion is more intellectually honest than any faith-based religion.   If, when an ordained Pastafarian minister applies for a license to perform wedding in his or her region, the bureaucrat who processes those applications can reject it, if they wish.  To date I’m not aware of that happening, but I realize there is some hoop-jumping required in certain areas.   I am happy to write Letters of Good Standing or any other official documents that they may require.

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To answer a question: I will make these as long as people want them and I am in the country.  I move around a lot so if you would like one I’d recommend ordering it now.  

Ordination Certificate order page

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Seaweed sighting

Published August 29th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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Corona Bottles and Seaweed or the FSM in Cape Hatteras, NC?

-Melissa

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Carbo Diem – a RatRod drawing

Published August 24th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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Robert Cox created this.  Awesome work.

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