Official Recognition by Facebook

Published October 18th, 2007 by Bobby Henderson

I received this message from Will:

I found this while updating a certain profile of mine of a certain website called Facebook. You probably already know of this website as it is quite well known to the masses. You have probably already seen what I am emailing you to show you, but in case you haven’t I feel the need to send you an email anyway. On with showing. Attached is a .jpg file with a screen shot of my computer displaying the editing of my Facebook profile. I was changing my religious views to “Pastafarian” (naturally) and in doing so when I had only typed in four letters “PAST” the website went on to finish it with a choice of “Pastafarian”. I found this quite amusing.

p.s. When I began typing in “Rast” to see if they finish that as “Rastafarian” nothing came up. Which means, if Facebook was the authority on religions in the world, you’d have the Rastafarian’s beat. Congrats!


Thanks, facebook. I wonder if Myspace snubs us because of that FSM virus that was infecting their users pages – even though it was almost certainly created by someone who was not a Pastafarian.

28 Responses to “Official Recognition by Facebook”

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  1. Red Dutchpasta Wench says:

    Wonderfull! Official recognition, there must be quite a few pastafarians at facebook then :))

  2. Giles says:

    Been like that for a while – didn’t realise that venganza.org wasn’t aware!

    Good news anyway – check out the CoFSM group too!

  3. Reasonable Avatar says:

    That is astoundingly cool.

  4. Thalassophobic Pie Rat says:

    Just wait till the next census comes round.

  5. Iron Bess says:

    Not a surprise, I have Pastafarian as my religion in my Facebook too.

  6. breakinpoint says:

    Yesterday I took one of the hundreds of standardized tests forced upon my generation and when it asked for my religion, I saw no mention of Pastafarianism, Atheism, or any other non-mainstream religion.

    Should we send letters to our elected officials for religious (or non-religious) discrimination?

  7. Iron Bess says:

    @breakinpoint – that is where you take the oppertunity to add it yerself!

  8. breakinpoint says:

    Good Point.

    I shall remember that next time one of those beasts is forced upon me.

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