Tuesday, October 11, 2005

His Noodly Appendage

Thanks to my friend Nic for bringing this to my attention: The new religion of Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, also known as Pastafarianism. Finally, a religion I can identify with. In a nutshell, the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster, and all scientfic evidence to the contrary is unreliable, because the FSM is altering it with His Noodly Appendage. The Kansas school board is being encouraged to teach FSM theory alongside Intelligent Design. I wholeheartedly agree that FSM theory deserves just as much time in a science classroom as ID.

Some may say it's a mockery of Christianity. That is exactly what it is. Some people need to be mocked so that they can see how truly asinine their behavior is, and how it negatively impacts others. Some Christians may wonder 'Why us'? I'll tell you why you've been singled out. You just don't see Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, or Taoists forcing their religion on other people's children. I tell you what - you guys stop your relentless proselytizing, and I'll stop mine. You stop trying to infect the nations children with your own dogma, and i'll stop too.

The D in ID stands for 'design'. The question will come up, "Who is the designer"? If the answer is important, why does it have to be the Gigantic Bearded Old Man that lives in the Sky? You'd have to admit it sounds an awful lot like your religion. If the answer doesn't matter, then you shouldn't care if we tell the children that it is Flying Spaghetti Monster with his Noodly Appendage.