Discovery Institute – Celebrating Xmas at the cfsm

Published December 29th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson


Casey Luskin of the Discovery Institute‘s Evolution News & Views has posted an article on the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster’s treatment of the Christmas holiday.

During the holiday season, many Americans take time to seriously and respectfully reflect on Judeo-Christian religious beliefs. Not so for one website, the “Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster” (FSM), a pro-evolution satire against intelligent design. They exhibit no interest in treating Christian holidays with respect. To celebrate the season, they are selling Christmas cards which show a dead Christian fish symbol. Other Christmas Cards portray Michelangelo’s well-known “Creation of Adam” painting on the Sistene Chapel, but the FSM cards have God replaced by the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Another graphic promoted on the page shows a nativity scene where Jesus is replaced by the “Flying Spaghetti Monster.” I can appreciate humor, but it’s also clear that the FSM images are intended to mock traditional religion:


I disagree with most of what he’s saying – we are no more mocking Christian beliefs than Christians are mocking ours – but it’s an interesting read.

You can read the whole article here.

161 Responses to “Discovery Institute – Celebrating Xmas at the cfsm”

  1. LSM says:

    It is not just “a dead Christian fish symbol”, it’s a “dead Christian fish symbol with a pirate eye patch”, thank you very much. Yarrrrr me noodly’s.

  2. Re-Oared Marc says:

    “…it’s also clear that the FSM images are intended to mock traditional religion”
    Mockery is the sincerest form of flattery, or something like that. I just don’t get that this is a bad thing. Satire mocks. If it didn’t it wouldn’t be very effective, now would it. And, we are just giving an eye for an eye, or an eye-patch for an eye-patch. Aaaaarh!

  3. Beastly Rich says:

    Dumbski’s like an adult TLM

  4. L'TUAE_42 says:

    While we ourselves may at times mock any and all religions (especially scientology), Pastafarianism only mocks ID. It does a very good job, too.

  5. Katsu says:

    @Sacreligous Sea-Dog
    If ever a cretin is denying the FSM bring in the Gospel, then when he/she attempts to burn it tell he/she that Nazis burned books! It will get them to shut up every time. (note: only tried on one person)
    Also have the open letter to the Kansas school board magically be open on your teachers computer. With this I have created One (1) teacher who excepts pastafarianism as a religion although he hasn’t fully converted.

  6. Branded Cow says:

    Saying we are only against Judeo-Christains is not fair. I feel that we give all religions equal time, but the Judeo-Christian people are the only ones that try to retort.
    The Muslims are a non-iconic group, so it would be difficult to make an icon that would accurately poke fun at them. Nearly all the pagan icons have been either subjugated or destroyed by the Christians. Anime has done a good enough job at ridiculing the Eastern religions.

  7. EnglishFollower - FSM ROX!!! says:

    What makes these people write such rubbish? “I appreciate the humor…” if he apreciates the humor then what’s the problem? a big thing in FSMism is that we don’t care what others believe, we present the evidence and our arguement then they make up their own minds. it’s our ultra cool pirate fish not a christian holier-than-thou fish symbol, we present our ‘creation of man’ and prove Jesus was not the FSM in disguise. We’re not mocking you, by coming on here and expressing your hateful and quite messed up opinions you’re mocking us and you’re so out numbered you wouldn’t believe 10000000 vs. 1.
    RAmen you christian son of a bitch

  8. Peter Popoff says:

    I find it hilarious that these, secure in their own knowledge types. Have taken notice of, and been offended by the FSM.
    That seems to speak volumes for the overall credibility of a Flying Spaghetti Monster.
    Besides, publicity, be it good or bad. Is always better then no publicity.

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