this is a stupid internet meme

Published September 29th, 2008 by Bobby Henderson

This is a stupid Internet Meme that has somehow turned into some kind of religion. Ranting at them is not going to help.

Before you ask, yes, I am Christian and believed Jesus died on the cross for all of us because he loved us that much.

If I may ask, though, would the FSM willing give up his own son (if he even has one) for a multitude of people who hate him, despise him, aim to obliterate his very existence? Even if this act only saved one person?


158 Responses to “this is a stupid internet meme”

  1. ET, the Extra Terrestrial says:

    How is this question relevant? You come to our website to denounce us, and expect us to accept your fairy tale as some kind of barometer to judge ourselves by? A fairly typical example of xian logic. Also a fairly typical example of the xian ability to completely miss the point.

  2. TheFewTheProudTheMarinara says:

    Sure – why not? Join the crowd! Do your research and you’ll find that the “son of God who was crucified for our salvation” story was 3000 years old before Jesus came along, and had been used many times. Complete with 3 kings, virgin birth, shepards at the nativity, star in the east, walking on water, resurrected after 3 days around the vernal equinox, yada, yada, yada. Google Horus, Mithra or Attis.

  3. Thommy says:

    Don’t both (pastafarian & christian) believe we’re all their respective god’s creations, and therefore, children?

  4. Lady Lippy says:

    What? That’s just a stupid question. Would anyone in their right mind kill their own child to please people they haven’t even met? Sounds like someone needs his meds adjusted.

  5. Howard says:

    His Starchiness is most generous and loving and would go to any lengths to sustain the world’s creations (everything except actually intervene in a physical sense, mind you, since there is absolutely no evidence for supernatural phenomenon).

    But His Pastiness did not create a situation in which it was necessary to kill anyone. His Noodliness did not create humans and set them up to sin in the beginning, so there was no reason to concoct a scheme of redemption. This is where thinking ahead can help your end-game.

  6. Lindy says:

    “Before you ask, yes, I am Christian and believed Jesus died…”

    I actually had no intention of asking. But now that you bring it up, why the change of heart?

    The second part is more interesting–I think you’re trying to set up a comparison between our Beloved Noodliness and this “Jesus” fellow I’ve been hearing so much about…

    I could be wrong though, because your description doesn’t sound very much like the Biblical story. You seem to argue that God gave up Jesus for the sake of a bunch of God-haters, and God’s handing over Jesus only saved Jesus. That makes Jesus’s death sound pretty insignificant. And how is handing junior over to the mob a good parently thing to do? Plus, how was God “giving up” Jesus if he knew that once Jesus died, he was going to be his eternal right-hand-man? That’s like “giving up” a photograph by having it tattooed on your arm.

    This is all very confusing to me… I’m not one to speculate about FSM’s family plans, and I don’t really see the utility in taking up your hypothetical apart from noting that it’s all a bit silly, isn’t it? It just goes to show that people will believe the craziest shittake mushrooms.

  7. The Josh says:

    Uh…he just grants us all that stuff without asking for the death of anybody. Hes not that sick.

  8. Iron Mike says:

    Human sacrifice? How gross.

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