FSM on the Rachel Maddow Show

Published February 13th, 2009 by Bobby Henderson

Rachel Maddow talks about Darwin’s Birthday and the evolution – ID debate, and about the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster:

154 Responses to “FSM on the Rachel Maddow Show”

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  1. Mo says:

    @Too (2) Quotzzz
    And don’t forget:
    “A mind is a terrible thing to…taste” (in some cases)

    High velocity…yes!

  2. tris says:

    @ Zeno #45 – February 18th:
    It’s true… in Italy the situation is not very bright… especially in Rome where we can’t even take a glass or a bottle outside the pub for a drink after 9pm!!
    But are you sure the government tried to impose the teaching of Creationism and ID in Italian schools??? There may have been a motion from “Forz’Italia” or “MSI” or the ‘ol “DC”… but surely it got laughed out of parliament?? I thought Italian schools were allowed to remove the crucifixes from classrooms now?
    Oh yes… your prime minister… he thinks he’s the “unto del signore” doesn’t he? “unto dalla melma della corruzione” is more like it!
    PS why don’t you join the discussion forums where you can speak italian in the “Languages Other than English section: Mangiatori di Pasta Italiani dove siete?”?

  3. Kamil Cieplinski says:

    I think that for the first time in my 25 years of life I am realy proud to be part of something like CoFSM.

    • TerryDarc says:

      Live long and prosper, KC!

  4. sam says:

    well ive been reading the comment and im gunna stick up for Intelligent Design because i believe god created us. soes it really matter how? if all he did was light the fuse to the big bang he still got us here today! u people are all dumb ohh yeah i sed it. Evolution has tonnes of flaws and i aint reading of a list.

    • theFewtheProudtheMarinara says:

      Of course you “aint reading of a list”. You probably can’t read.
      Please enlighten us of the “tonnes of flaws to Evolution”, sam. Bet you have to run back
      to your snake-handlin’ preacher to get a list.

      • READRichardDawkins says:

        I’ve known about coFSM but have never perused this site until now. The vehemence contained in so many of the hate-mails truly reflects the ignorance and the desperation with which faith-based believers in the supernatural can only react now in the face of rational, resonable, non-dogmatic, secularly critical and clear thinking. I find almost all of the hate-mail entirely laughable and amusing, but thats only when I don’t find it so flagrantly pathetic. I think it is splendid idea to publish all the hate-mail because it serves to demonstrate the obviously appalling ignorance of believers. I also would encourage anyone interested in reading truly enlightening essays on religion and on Darwin’s theory, one cannot do better than authors Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennetts. And if you truly want to see debates in which the religious faction’s positions are squarely confronted and summarily eviscerated, all one need to do is youtube “Christopher Hitchens”.

        By the way: this interesting preoccupation the religious have with attempts to downgrade Darwin’s sublime understanding of natural selection as just merely a “theory” again exposes the ignorance by those who attempt to do this. A theory is not just some half-baked idea. A theory, as any intelligent well-educated person can tell you, is a scientific position that has been tested and modified when need be, and held to continuous skeptical scientific scrutinity. Darwin’s “theory” has never been more validated or stood firmer ground than it does today. If you’d like to understand why, check out the Dover, Penn. case in which creationism, in the newly-formed euphemistically named “ID”, was resoundingly discredited.

        • clxxxiv says:

          Nat geo the missing link has been found. Also how whales went back to the ocean has been found. Fossils in Egypt.

          Its over darwin was right.

    • Luc says:

      I’m not sure why you “sed” what you did. In our version of the history of the universe, you will find that our god, the FSM, created us much the same way your god did (except the FSM started with midgets). In fact, I wonder at all if you have ever even bothered to look at our doctrine…then again, @theFewtheProudtheMarinara did bring up a fairly accurate-sounding theory about your apparent illiteracy…

  5. Ryan says:

    what I do not understand is how the reporter said this was a satire, she obviously needs to be touched by his noodley appendage! all hail FSM! -ramen

  6. Fares says:

    If you don’t mind my saying, having converted some to FSMism, the funny part of pastafarianism is mostly the part that draws new converts to our religion.
    Allowing them to make fun of our beliefs is the gate to laughing at their own and eventually adopting pastafarianism. It works best with mildly religious folks of course, but still, these are the easiest targets, and there is a whole lot of them.

    Satire is actually, IMHO, the most important part of our religion.


    @Half-Wit Nelson (unless it’s a troll):
    Science is, in essence, theory.
    A theory is the antonym of rigid dogma. That is exactly what makes science so resilient to changes and new ideas.
    All scientific theories rely on axioms to build a scientific system. As long as the system is internally consistent, the theory is sound. This applies regardless of whether the axioms later prove wrong.
    Unfortunately, creationism is internally inconsistent. This prevents creationism – you may like the expression “intelligent design” better – from even being a “scientific theory” to begin with.


    Would you like us to count the mega-tonnes of creationism flaws!


  7. How to Get Six Pack Fast says:

    My friend on Facebook shared this link with me and I’m not dissapointed that I came here.

  8. m610 says:

    “… a perfectly brilliant challenge…” – yes!

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