Yeah, I know it’s satire

Published February 21st, 2007 by Bobby Henderson

Yeah, I know it’s satire.  I’m an atheist, and I hate stupid, narrow-minded fundies as much as anyone.  But honestly, this joke has run its course.  People’s lives can actually get ripped apart by Pastafarianism, though I know you don’t really believe it.  Not as many as by organized religion, but organized religion can’t really be stopped except by massive revolution, whereas Pastafarianism can be.  It was funny for a while, but you don’t seem to realize (actually, some of you probably do) that no one cares anymore, that all the hate mail is faked.  Stop laughing at the rest of the world, and realize that you’re not better than the people who post your hatemail; it’s a /joke/.  And your religion has lost its humor.  So shut up when talking to people you think are stupid.  That was the /real /meaning of the “atheists are so arrogant” post.  He was pointing out that /you/ were so arrogant in believing that there were really that many stupid people in the world.  Some of you, I am now sure, know that all this hatemail is faked.  Tell the others, and get everyone to stop acting such a fool.


961 Responses to “Yeah, I know it’s satire”

  1. jonathan M says:

    Ok .. i didn’t read all of the posts but at a guess i would say they go in about the same general direction.

    To some people FSM might not be a real religion but to some it may be. What does it matter, can’t we all just believe how we want to? I’ve liked the religion part of FSM because of its originality. I like to write and therefore can find a good story in everything .

    I’m an atheist but i still like the ideas of religion, its been a convenient way of controlling the masses for the past couple thousand years, and i personally think that all of the other religions have become corrupted in their roots. For one they quite often bring things to extremes (i know not everyone does) and (i think) misunderstand some of their own things.

    Secondly if you look at all of the churches and stuff (especially catholic) then you can tell that quite a lot of that money their collecting from people doesn’t go towards the important stuff. If the pope is the ambassador of heaven or w/e then i don’t think he needs all of Vatican city to live in, he should have spiritual comfort in a shoe box right? This money could have been put to a better use, like say, hmm i don’t know, eradicating hunger problems and say, i dunno, maybe providing education to third world countries and such, and i mean educate not brain wash or convert. The third major problem with most religions is that they refuse to conform to the new world. And the final problem i got with most organized religions is that more blood has been shed in the name of some divine being then any other reason.

    All of the reasons i dislike most religions are the same reasons i like Pastafarianism, it’s fresh and conforms to the new world, your not spending money so some fat priest can live in comfort, there’s nothing really extreme about this religion, and last i checked we’re not planning any wars or inquisitions, or any such things.

    Pastafarianism is a fun and current religion that sticks it to the older religions’ monopolies on human thoughts and emotions. If you think it’s just a joke then think that, i personally see it as a slightly more interesting answer to the question “what do you believe in?” then “no.” I believe in free expression, and i also believe that you can express your selves without being mean about it.

  2. DutchPastaGuy says:

    Welcome jonathan M, you’ll fit in here perfectly. Hang around.

  3. Pastafreemason says:

    Whoot thanks for the welcome. I think what I might believe in is what I think Albert E called the prime force the cause of Big Bang or whatever, be it sentient or not, dont matter, dont care, it works for me heck it could have been the FSM as far as we know ( I wasnt there at the time so cant comment)
    Yes I am a lizzard creature thing that you talked about, I know the secret of the grail,(it was a tommy tippy sipper cup for baby jesus) and we have weird rituals that make goths look sunny and bright (OK the last one is true)

  4. Alchemist says:

    But with a sense of humour so that’s ok :)
    I was once invited to a local lodge by an ex-colleague, we’d been talking about it for ages. I’ll admit I found it very interesting but felt I might burst into a fit of the giggles at any time – most likely during the initiation (didn’t fancy the hoodwink and noose either) so I didn’t pursue it.
    Horses for courses as they say around here.
    Good to see you back!

  5. Jason says:

    So was this hate mail faked as well then, or is it really a concerned athiest? If i respond does that mean im talking to myself? Is anyone listening? Hello..FSM..are your there?
    Nevermind…all is good… there really are that many stupid people in the world.

  6. Greg says:

    Obviously this guy is a heretic. May the FSM have mercy on his soul and let him partake of the beer volcanoes and strippers anyway.

  7. Go fish! says:

    Again people are confusing arrogance with ridicule. I am reminded (by Dr. Dawkins) of the quote by Thomas Jefferson:

    “Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them.”
    Thomas Jefferson – Letter to Thomas Cooper 1814.

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