Christians for Pastafarians

Have you heard about the Flying Spaghetti Monster? People are touting it as a new religion. Basically Pastifarians believe that a Flying Spaghetti Monster created the world. Their oldest scripture is simply this:


A good Pastafarian will always wear pirate regalia and end their prayers by saying "Ramen". Read more about it on the Wikipedia page.

I think it is hilarious and creative stuff - but the point of it all is to mock the hard core, right wing Christian fundamentalists, who continue to try and keep the theory of evolution from being taught in schools. These conservative American Christians continue to drive me absolutely crazy. Personally, I think Genesis is more of a parable describing who created the world, rather than how it was created. But even if Genesis is a play by play of how it all began, evolution is happening, science and the rest of the world have benefitted greatly by understanding it, and most importantly there are more important things for Christians to be acting upon. I actually think teaching Pastafarianism in school would be a great classroom exercise. It would force students to do some critical thinking about their own belief systems - and learning how to think is the most important part of any education and indeed any religion.


His noodly appendage is a really fun reminder to me about the mysteries of this amazing universe, and the wonderful creativity of human beings. And who knows, maybe there will be a beer volcano in heaven?

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