Church of the Flying Spaghetti
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
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
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... ;)
Back to mad theories....