The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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  1. Ben W

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    - In recent weeks, a satirical attack on the teaching of Creationism in American schools has become the world's fastest growing 'religion'. The Noodly Saviour looked at the furore He had created and pronounced it good, writes James Langton

    For a growing band of devoted followers, He is the Supreme Being; creator of the universe and all living things. To the rest of us, the Flying Spaghetti Monster looks like a giant heap of pasta and meatballs topped with eyeballs on stalks. As it turns out, both interpretations are correct.

    In the past few weeks, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has become perhaps the world's fastest-growing "religion" and maybe its most improbable. While no one can be sure of the exact numbers of "Pastafarians", as acolytes are called, they may number in the millions.

    All of which has come as something of a shock to Bobby Henderson, an unemployed physics graduate from Oregon. According to Mr Henderson, the FSM - as His Noodliness is sometimes known - "revealed himself to me in a dream". Like most mysterious prophets, Mr Henderson communicates with the outside world only occasionally, although this may be more to do with having only one telephone line to his home in the small town of Corvallis and a Google e-mail account swamped by hundreds of messages every day.

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    JMHO....That is so sad that people are so hungry they fall for something so stupid as a Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. They need Jesus.
     
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    music4him, it is satire, not people falling for a religion.
     
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    [​IMG] My bad! LOL Its been a Looooong week.
     
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    In a geometry e-mail list I am in, someone suddenly began a criticism of Intelligent Design, and it becomes me versus two atheists. One of them posted this site and some others. It's supposed to illustrate how people just made up belief in God off of the top of their heads, like the Spaghetti Monster. :rolleyes:

    (BTW, the discussion, by now private since it was so off-topic, is still going, dying down, hopefully, and while coming up with all sorts of argument for proofs of evolution while ID "has no proof, has no labs, no lists of articles, no biologists, etc so it is not science and should not be taught", still, it is taking time for them to be able to explain how creation and life could arise purely by "natural process". They try to say that "abiogenesis" is not really in the field of evolution, or that they are not really ruling out a designer, but that he is "just not needed" with all the "evidence" found for evolution, and the Church had been wrong before on the world being round, rainbows and lightning were once believed to be special acts of God, etc. so the church must be wrong again, and we should allow "science" to sweep aside old religious beliefs when they are found to be "disproven".
    I had been planning to mention all of this here, as it is a frequent discussion, and ID does seem to be coming under alot of criticism lately.)
     
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    Flying Spaghetti Monster is just as likely as life spontaneously arising out of nothing. Now, if Flying Spaghetti Monster could tell the future...

    Isaiah 41:21-24
    21 Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
    22 Let them bring them forth, and show us what shall happen: let them show the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.
    23 Show the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.
    24 Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of naught: an abomination is he that chooseth you.
     
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