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Austin-area Pastafarians needed for Russian travel show

Published October 9th, 2019 by Bobby Henderson

I received a message from a Russian travel show asking for local Pastafarians to take part in an episode on their upcoming visit to Austin: October 17, 18, 19.

I imagine they’re hoping to find a Pastafarian or two who will dress in pirate regalia and act very serious about our religion.   Here’s a bit about the show:

I represent the biggest Russian, Ukrainian and CIS and one of the most successful and popular travel show in the world “Heads and Tails”. The show is about two ways of enjoying the weekend in the city – luxury and backpacking. Our hosts flip a coin in each city they visit. One gets to spend two days with only $100, another – with “unlimited” budget.

Please let me know if you want to be part of this.  There’s not a lot of time so please get back to me ASAP if you’re interested.  This could be a great opportunity to evangelize.

New Symbols

Published October 1st, 2019 by Bobby Henderson

I reached out to some of our artist friends and asked them to refresh our Pastafarian symbols.

What do you guys think of these concepts?

Our friend Niklas Jansson made these:

Bomba made these:

Which symbols in particular could you see surviving for hundreds of years?

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NZ Census reports there’s more than 4000 Pastafarians registered

Published September 24th, 2019 by Bobby Henderson


[Via NZ Herald – this is the Destiny Church, a controversial fundamentalist group]

The most recent NZ Stats Census found over 4000 Pastafarians in New Zealand.  The NZ Herald notes that is three times the number of reported Destiny Church members (that’s a local fringe fundamentalist Church in NZ).  [here’s the full article]

I’m glad to hear the Church is going strong in NZ.   I lived there during college for a bit and was impressed, it doesn’t surprise me that the NZ people and its government have been so accepting of Pastafarians.

Checking the Minister registry, I see that we have over 250 Ordained Pastafarian Ministers operating in NZ.  [You can get Ordained here]

Here’s a map of our ministers (locations jostled a bit for anonymity). I’m working on a way for ministers to connect with one another. I suspect that many ministers are not aware of nearby Pastafarian people.

 

 

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Alaska Assembly Meeting Invocation Stuns Crowd

Published September 19th, 2019 by Bobby Henderson


September 18, Anchorage Daily News

“I’m called to invoke the power of the true inebriated creator of the universe, the drunken tolerator of the all lesser and more recent gods, and maintainer of gravity here on earth. May the great Flying Spaghetti Monster rouse himself from his stupor and let his noodly appendages ground each assembly member in their seats.” — Fletcher

Concerned citizen Barrett Fletcher gave an invocation before the Borough Assembly meeting at Kenai Peninsula, representing the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The Anchorage Daily News suggests the invocation was so powerful that onlookers were stunned into a stupor, unable to stand:

“The only people who stood for the invocation were those without seats in the standing-room-only assembly hall in Homer, which is about 125 miles south of Anchorage. One man turned his back to face the wall during the invocation, and other men did not remove their hats.”

You can read more about it here at the Achorage Daily News. There’s a video also.

Big thanks to Mr. Fletcher for representing the Pastafarians in their turn giving the before-meeting invocation. It is unclear why the Assembly members felt the need to invite religion into government affairs, but we appreciate the opportunity to share our faith with the unenlightened.

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I, Pastafari Screenings coming in October

Published September 19th, 2019 by Bobby Henderson


There’s screenings of the Flying Spaghetti Monster documentary I, Pastafari coming up soon in a few areas. I’m hoping lots of us can come and give support to the project and to the documentarian Mike Arthur – he put in a tremendous amount of work and the film came out great.

Everyone is welcome. Dressing in Full Pirate Regalia and/or Colanders is not required (but as always is encouraged).

The screening details:

NASHVILLE, TN — OCT 5 and 6

WORLD PREMIER @ NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (2 screenings)
2:00pm Saturday October 5th, 2019
10:00am Sunday October 6th, 2019
Regal Hollywood Theaters: 719 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN

You can get Tickets here.

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CLEVELAND, OH — OCT 6

MIDWEST PREMIER @ CHAGRIN FALLS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
11:00am Sunday October 6th, 2019
Chagrin Falls Township Hall: 21 W Washington St, Chagrin Falls, OH

You can get Tickets here.

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Bend, Oregon – October 11 and 12

WEST COAST PREMIER @ BEND FILM FESTIVAL (2 screenings)
8:30pm Friday October 11th, 2019 @ Mcmenamins
10:00am Saturday October 12th, 2019 @ Regal Old Mill

You can get Tickets here.

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The Guardian just did a story on the documentary and gave it good reviews, you can read about it here.

Please help us spread the word about the screening, and thanks in advance if you’re able to come. Please let me know if you have questions or anything.

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Greetings from the Trinidad and Tobago Church of the FSM

Published August 15th, 2019 by Bobby Henderson

I was pleased to receive this postcard from the Trinidad and Tobago Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Wonderful.

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Help us get the word out about I, Pastafari

Published May 2nd, 2019 by Bobby Henderson

Hey everyone, we need your help to get the word out about I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story.

Filmmaker Mike Arthur did a great job – he captured the true spirit of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Pastafarian heroes Bruder Spaghettus and Niko Alm are both featured, making the case for freedom of religion and equal treatment under the law. The documentary also shows some of the ongoing court battles we’re involved in. I was impressed with the scope of it, and I want to help Mike get this film seen by the world.

Specifically we need help with two things:

1) Getting the documentary admitted into festivals

2) Finding a distributor

What we need you to do is:

Make a post/tweet on May 2 (International Scurvy Awareness Day) sharing the trailer of the film, with the tags of the film festival’s social media.

That’s the idea. We help get the word out on May 2, the film gets admitted into festivals, it finds a distributor, and the world is able to see what Pastafarianism is all about.

Below is Mike’s detailed instructions / explanation. Please let me or Mike know if you have questions and so forth. Thanks everyone. – bobby

Calling all Pastafarians!

Our God doesn’t require sacrifices, but will you sacrifice 1 minute of your time for an indie Pastafarian filmmaker on the holiest of Pastafarian holidays – International Scurvy Awareness Day?

On May 2nd, 2019 (no need to share anything before that specific date), help the trailer of I, PASTAFARI get in front of a few key documentary film festivals (IDFA, DOK Leipzig, & DOC NYC) by sharing it on Facebook & Twitter (links below) and tagging the festivals social media handle, to show these festival directors that there IS a hunger for this real life pasta story. The more posts/tweets they see, the more likely they will give this film serious consideration to screen at their festival. If hundreds of pastafarians do it together on the same day (May 2nd, anytime), it will be hard for any festival director to ignore.

For example….

*FACEBOOK*

Step 1) First go to the FACEBOOK Trailer here: bit.ly/2I7Npsq

Step 2) Click “SHARE”

Step 3) Add this message…

@DOCNYCfest @idfa.nl @DOKLeipzig please select @ipastafaridoc for your 2019 festival! #FSM #FlyingSpaghettiMonster #Pastafarian

*TWITTER*

Step 1) First go to the TWITTER Trailer here: twitter.com/ipastafaridoc/status/1094578270471966720

Step 2) Retweet it with the below message…

@DOCNYCfest @idfa @DOK_Leipzig please select @ipastafaridoc for your 2019 festival! #FSM #FlyingSpaghettiMonster #Pastafarian

If sharing/retweeting is giving you issues, you can always just compose your own post/tweet and add the Vimeo trailer here:

vimeo.com/279827959
Just be sure to tag the festival’s social media handle!

R’Amen
Mike
Filmmaker
I, Pastafari Documentary
www.ipastafaridoc.com

I, Pastafari Documentary

Published April 30th, 2019 by Bobby Henderson

I’m looking forward to the release of Mike Arthur Documentary, I Pastafari: A Spaghetti Monster Story. I watched the screener recently and it was great. Bruder Spaghettus and Niko Alm are both featured, as well as some of the ongoing court cases. I hope the film is admitted into festivals and finds wide distribution. Nice work, Mike.

Check out the trailer here:

I, Pastafari Documentary Trailer (2019)

I Pastafari website: www.ipastafafaridoc.com

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That time of year again …

Published December 13th, 2018 by Bobby Henderson

Happy Holidays everyone! Thanks to Lena for sharing with us her festive pasta wreath, to Matthew for sharing his beautiful tree, and to Gail for the beautiful artwork.

 

Holiday Cards

Reminder — you can create a festive Holiday card with personalized message here. It takes only a few minutes and costs nothing. There are some new designs this year.

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Happy Halloween 2018

Published October 31st, 2018 by Bobby Henderson

Halloween is one of the few days Pastafarians can walk around in traditional dress (pirate regalia) free from judgement and persecution. People on this blessed day also seem generally open-minded / perhaps drunk, so may be more open to hearing about the virtues of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and our religion. All in all, it is a prime evangelism opportunity — I hope that everyone makes the best of it and enjoys the day.

Special thanks to all of the Pastafarian Missionaries spreading the Word.

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