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    His religion is no less valid (nor any less ridiculous) than any other religion. If he wants to wear a pasta strainer on his head and worship a holy flying noodle mass, that is his business and none of ours.

    Catholics practice symbolic cannibalism, Muslims think it's OK to have child brides, and Jews don't eat ham. Christians as a whole believe in and celebrate the walking dead. They're all somewhat weird when you think about it objectively.
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    Very well put. Would the DMV allow me to have a picture taken if there were ashes on my forehead? There are lots of crazy things other religions do. Like Christians surrounding themselves in oppulence and million dollar church centers in order to be closer to the poor and meek Jesus. Or the Stepford Wives vibe of the Jehovah's Witnesses, or the blind herd behavior of just about any religious ritual.
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    @RealityOne

    Yes. Look at Scientologists. They top the list of religious weirdness. Alien ghosts? Seriously? Here, have a pasta strainer for a hat.
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    That picture is giving me the munchies and an urge to listen to some Reggae music! Woinder if breadsticks and a supersized drink come with that religion?
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    @AnnieO Dahts right! oh dannnnng Mahnn! Dat New York bumboclot bandalu Bloomberg ee be harshing on mah religion mahn!
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    If Scientology can be taken seriously as a religion, then why on earth cant the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?
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    No one outside the religion takes Scientology seriously except as a societal curiosity...sorta like nonbelievers in all religions. Besides, The Church of the Flying Sphaghetti Monster is divided. Soon there will be Protestant Penne, Lutheran Lasagna, Flagellant Farfalline...
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    this is exactly what you get when you try to have a society that regulates every damn single thing of everyone else's "rights". If I have to let women wear veils, serve obnoxious gays, massage fat people, let me wear beards, all in defiance of my personal rules and beliefs, then in time society will start fighting back. This guy has as much right as anyone else in a society of IDIOTS.
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    Pastafarianism is the SATIRE of all creationist, dogmatic, Christian faith and not recognized as a religion by any authority.

    It was humorously invented in Kansas. Enjoy the story.

    "The "Flying Spaghetti Monster" was first described in a satirical open letter written by Bobby Henderson in 2005 to protest the Kansas State Board of Education decision to permit teaching intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in public school science classes.

    In that letter, Henderson satirized creationist ideas by professing his belief that whenever a scientist carbon dates an object, a supernatural creator that closely resembles spaghetti and meatballs is there "changing the results with His Noodly Appendage".

    Henderson argued that his beliefs and intelligent design were equally valid, and called for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism to be allotted equal time in science classrooms alongside intelligent design and evolution.

    After Henderson published the letter on his website, the Flying Spaghetti Monster rapidly became an Internet phenomenon and a symbol used against teaching intelligent design in public schools.

    Pastafarian tenets are generally satires of creationism.

    They are presented both on Henderson's Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster website, where he is described as "prophet", and in The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, written by Henderson and published by Villiard Press in 2006.

    The central belief is that an invisible and undetectable Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe. Pirates are revered as the original Pastafarians (a portmanteau of pasta and Rastafarian), and Henderson asserts that the steady decline in the number of pirates over the years has resulted in global warming.

    The FSM community currently congregates at Henderson's website to share ideas and crafts devoted to the Flying Spaghetti Monster and post "sightings" of the Flying Spaghetti Monster."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti...
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    What is the Holy Book for this so called Pastafarian religion? Why doesn't the Bible refer to them? This guy is a fruitcake and should have been arrested for being a public nuisance. What a weirdo.
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    You are so OWNED by your christian slave masters!!! "Oh, I only believe it if somebody tells me it's in the bible. Oh, it's only a religion if it mimics MY religion!"
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    Doesnt your god tell you not to judge people? Christians such as this are the biggest reason for atheism.
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    @tgirl2 - Sometimes I worry about you. If I judged this weirdo then please explain to me what the judgment was. How long will he suffer, what is his punishment? I'm curious, I mean, since I'm a judge and all.
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    Neo it is not referred to in the bible, the same readon the new testement was not referred to in the old, this religion came to be after the binle was written. It emerged after god created pasta.
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    Wonder if the religion "church of the flying spaghetti monster" gets to use peyote and LSD for religious purposes? Certainly a humorous concept.
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    Slightly off topic but the article opened the door for it. I was once pulled over, ruled unfit to drive, and taken to the nut house for driving with my head shrouded with aluminum foil. The foil was there to prevent people from reading my mind.
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    The foil failed to work. They read your mind, pulled you over and put you in the nut house because they didn't like what you were thinking. You used aluminum foil, a common mistake, it takes tin foil to prevent people from reading your mind...lol
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    Yeah - Everybody know that Pastafariains don't wear hats for religious purposes. They want God to see their "angel hair". Get it? HAHAHAHAHA
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    1.) I don't think Pastafarians take themselves or their pasta God seriously. This whole thing was started satirically.

    2.) Does this guy also wear his strainer on his head throughout his entire day, everyday?

    3.) Does he realize the harassment he invites everytime he presents his I.D.? Imagine the fun some salty cop would have with him during a traffic stop

    4.) After this notoriety, does this guy still have a job? If he does, his job security is undoubtedly in question.
  • #116
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    If that guy has recently eaten some of that volatile Texas Chili he may become the first human to reach low earth orbit.... or there will be a hulluva explosion!!
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    Yeah, we probably did take the topic too serious. Humor is a human trait that we disregard too easily and don't use enough.
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    The guy was trying to make a point and frankly, I see where he is coming from. Who is anyone else to conclude what religion one practices? Most religions are made up anyway and IMO, all hypocritical.
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    These pastafarians seem like they are all about a good amount of protest and using a silly idea to show their belief that religion is taken too seriously. Personally I believe that you need a healthy sense of spirituality in order to be close to your idea of God. Religion will never bring you close to God, it can only teach you iit's limited and often biased view of what God is. It is up to each person to decide for themselves what God means to them. God is in the eye of the beholder.

    Early Christians were whipped, beaten, stoned, crucified, burned, stabbed, crushed, and hung for believing in Christ. Their religion was considered a joke by most of the world.

    So the question is....are you willing to treat these pastafarians the same way as early Christians were treated, simply because you do not take their faith seriously? Because there are always plenty of other folks who will think YOUR views are just as silly, no matter what they are.
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    @wonka45ACP God exists within us all. We either choose to accept God or reject God. Religion is man made, flawed, biased, and tainted by greed and power. It can seriously push you away from recognizing what God means to you personally.
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    Please look at the picture, everyone knows FSM is just a bastardized version of Cthulu! Pastafarians! Be not afraid, return to the fold and embrace your true faith! Cthulu, Father Dagon, and Mother Hydra are the TRUE trinity, praise them in all their cruel majesty!!!
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    I used to be a member of FSM but have left to start another church based on the FACT that the FSM sent his only son, Mac & Cheese, to be eaten for our sins. Repent and accept Mac & Cheese or cook in the boiling waters of over-cooked pasta for eternity!!!
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    Was it the Lokshen Kugel that betrayed MacNCheese and sent him to his death? Bet it was those MacNCheese killers! Watch out for suicide Minced Meat Noodle bombers when you visit the holy land. They strap packets of spiced tomato sauce on themselves and kabloooie, pasta and noodles everywhere.
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