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Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

I was beginning to worry that there might be a lack of people out there who shared my views that religion in it's traditional sense was, well, rather mucked up and boring. Actually thats the reason why I was planning to launch the Ministry of Geek.

Joy to the world however for we have been saved! I just came across one of the most brilliant religious ideas I've ever seen - The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Bobby Henderson - described as an "unemployed physics graduate from Oregon" by the Telegraph Online had the idea in a dream after some rather right wing conservative nutters in the southern USA decided that all science lessons in schools must teach so called Creationist Theory (ie: God created world in 6 days) and ignore the evolution theory.

Sidenote: Perhaps they've not heard this, but the general idea of science is that you can test a theory to see if it holds water....a bit tricky with the creationist one. It's almost as bad as calling this site scientific! ;-)

In July 2005 Bobby wrote an open letter to the Kansas Board of Education who were the first to actually vote on this idea explaining that although basically he had no problem with all the theories being put forward, excluding the current main one was basically daft and damaging to the kids education.

This probably wouldn't have got too far, but he then went on to explain how his theory stated that the world was actually created by a giant Flying Spaghetti Monster and also how the number of pirates was directly proportional to the effects of Global Warming.

It appears in the last few months this idea has gone rather ballistic with according to some reports around a million "Pastafarians" as the followers are known, joining the religion. And yes, as soon as an official join scheme becomes available, many of the staff at TWI have pledged they'll be joining (just after we join the UK Monster Raving Looney Party).

So, what are you waiting for - go forth and learn about the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and save your sanity from the right wing church!

PS: There is some great stuff in the store although there's much better stuff than currently displayed on that page.

PPS: Just created a top for this using the spreadshirt.com option (see store link above) although I used my own web address as it might be easier to remember. I also wanted to add the tag line "May the sauce me with you", but it cluttered stuff a bit.


Good use of $50...? :)

Oh and before anyone states that the web site address is wrong - I know, but I thought that might be easier to remember and whatever I do with it, that site will always have a good link through to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster web site.

And finally, for anyone thinking - hang on, if Intellegent Design isn't a theory then this site certainly has no theories....well true, but calling this site "Mad ideas to debate of fairly insignificant consequence" doesn't really have the same ring to it... ;)

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Last Updated: 19th April 2008