As an agnostic Buddhist

Published December 25th, 2007 by Bobby Henderson

As an agnostic Buddhist, I have to say there is not one speck of the FSM religious belief system that I find troublesome if it is to be taught in public schools alongside intelligent design. The FSM system of beliefs makes perfect sense to me (I recently realized I have many daily rituals that follow the Pastafarian scripture, as I have always loved pirates, strippers, and beer, and do enjoy a good marinara. I have no problem with my son being taught the divine nature of these things), and even though Buddhism certainly won’t be taught in southern US schools, I whole heartedly support the FSM theory be taught along side of intelligent design.

Our children must see both the noodle and the meatball in order to find their way. You certainly shouldn’t study ID without FSM. I also would like to suggest that teachers who are to speak the words of the gospel should do so in a respectable way, by dressing as either the pope, a priest or nun while teaching ID (out of respect of course) and then to dress as a pirate while teaching FSM theory as not to offend the Pastafarians. When speaking any words of the gospel of the FSM, they should of course do that in pirate-speak, to do so any other way, would be offensive.

Of course when discussing global warming in science class, both the scientific theory presented by Al Gore in “An Inconvenient Truth”, AND the MP (missing pirate) theory of global warming should be taught side by side as well (if there is equally compelling evidence in the ID texts that there is an alternate theory specifically directed at global warming in ID, that should of course be allowed equal time).

44 Responses to “As an agnostic Buddhist”

  1. John Phillips (aka Iron John Bonney) says:

    Well said anima8or, and, better late than never, a happy noodlemass to one and all irrespective of your personal beliefs. Even you hate mail senders, or perhaps especially you hate mail senders, as you need to feel the touch of his noodly appendages more than most.

  2. a sarcastic wench says:


  3. neal says:

    You know the Pope has some bitchin’ hats. I’m thinkin FSM store should start offering a three foot tall inverted truncated cone hat with the image of the FSM on it.

  4. George says:


  5. rmw says:

    RAmen, anima8or! It is refreshing to hear from an enlightened soul such as yourself. May your bowl of pasta runneth over and may you be touched by his noodley appendage.

  6. Mike says:

    I love the love mail. That’s what it’s all about. I’m curious, I have only limited knowledge regarding Buddhism and am curious if there is a creation theory in Buddhism. If so it would have every right to be taught side by side with the FSM theory.

    Pasta be with you,

  7. Michael says:

    RAmen (Happy Allah-Days!)

  8. mnoutdoorlover says:


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