Berlin Pastafarians find publicity

Published August 25th, 2008 by Bobby Henderson


Pastafarian Dylan found this article published in the Berlin Kurier. Amazing!

Here’s a translation:

Spaghetti Monster, Have Mercy

Pastafarians celebrate their fun religion in pasta masses

Friedrichshain (place): They say that they believe in the power of the internet, beer and stripper factories and that a Flying Spaghetti Monster created the Earth. Millions of Pastafarians worldwide worship their god. In Berlin and Brandenburg almost 500 young people perform a pilgrimage regularly to pasta masses.

The community in pirate costumes stand with a set expression in the living room, say a civil “Our Monster” open their mouth to receive spaghetti and beer from their priest. 10 minutes later the religious speech is over, the three youths hungrily eat bolognese in silence. A typical evening watching television begins. Have these lads got pasta on the brain?

Brother Spaghetti alias Rainer Weida (57) explains “we want to use our mostly public masses to criticise every form of religion.” In East German times the teacher complained already about the “misuse of faith by the Church to hold power”. His club modelled on that of spoof prophet Bobby Henderson, who campaigns in Kansas against the free churches, has 20 members in Berlin and in the whole of Germany 500,000. The goal “is to make sects and fanatics think through pasta.”


First the mass, then the evening meal. The community enjoys their favourite meal – two meatballs with spaghetti.

Priest Captain Nodus alias musician Wolf Weida (35) divides the spaghetti offering between the young people.

Top picture: the Monster.

27 Responses to “Berlin Pastafarians find publicity”

  1. Joe Blow says:

    “spoof prophet Bobby Henderson”

    what an awfull thing to say! what is wrong with these people?

  2. Michael T says:

    Mein Gott! Es ist das Fliegende Spagetti-Ungeheuer! Können wir alle, durch seinen noodly Anhang berührt werden!

  3. Steve L says:

    Thanks Darwin’sMonkey, nice to know the FSM church welcomes those who might practice Pastafarianism in their own way.

  4. mv says:

    Stevel L,

    I am a vegeterian 99% of the time too. Gardenburger makes an awesome fake “meatball” that must have been blessed by the FSM because it tastes like the real thing. Have no fear, just drink a beer!

    Fellow vegepastafarian!

  5. flyingspaghettiapostle says:

    All Hail the uniting power of the Flying Spaghetti Monster! RAmen my brothers and sisters in Europe!…. will one of you please send me a bottle of Absynthe? Love that stuff.

  6. Jon the cabin boy says:

    While the more literal intepretations of FSM theology state you must eat meatballs made of err meat, there are others. Note beer is also the form of his noodlyness yes if you drink beer and eat meatballs at the same time how can his noodlyness be both.

    I like to think its the acting drunk and of eating meatballs that brings you closer to him you don’t actually need to consume.

    Of course some people will say I’m a heretic for saying this but maybe we can drink and eat on this :)

  7. JakobD says:

    Die amerikanische Kirche des Pastafarianismus erkennt auch ihre deutschen Jünger an. Wie wundervoll. Selbst die Übersetzung ist (fast) korrekt.

    So now something for the ones of you who dont understand german. The 1st one who sends an e-mail to icrosoft [at] gmx.de with his US adress will receive a noodle from Germany. (For free of course)

    Nun mal gucken wie das ankommt. Es wird aber ne gekochte Nudel werden :D

  8. Liony Goodness says:

    flyingspaghettiapostle — no need to have absinthe sent to you from Europe. It’s been legalized in the states and is being made right here in a distillery in Portland Oregon. Come to Portland, get yourself a bottle and me and some local Pastafarians will show you around the pasta loving world of Portland!

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