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Published: Monday, Dec. 23 2013 9:50 p.m. MST

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A Scientist
Provo, UT

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the FSM created the universe through his unintelligent design. Look around at the world and you see proof of "incompetent design".

For example, ectopic pregnancies from the bad design of a cavity between the ovary and the fallopian tube in the female reproductive system.

Dumb.

Almost all animals and plants synthesize their own vitamin C, but humans cannot because the gene for this enzyme is defective.

Not smart.

FSM designed the femur and pelvis in whales, "wisdom teeth" in humans, and gave moths instinct to fly into a flame.

And where there is unintelligent design, there must be an unintelligent designer: the FSM!

As a Pirate myself, I always strive to stir the waters of belief in the hopes of converting just a few more Pirates to His Noodly Goodness.

RAmen and RAmen.

Contrariusier
mid-state, TN

All hail the Great Spaghetti Monster and His Noodly Appendage!

And pass the spaghetti sauce!

Semi-Strong
Louisville, KY

How easy it is to mock.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

@Semi-Strong – “How easy it is to mock.”

I actually got a good laugh out of both the article and the 1st two comments, but it didn’t feel like mockery – more like satire.

And while I agree with the project of keeping our civic institutions secular – and taking advantage of open displays is one way to achieve this – I am not in favor of mocking people’s faith just for the fun of it (countering bad reasoning or too much political power is an entirely different matter).

Now if someone were to place a FSM next to a nativity scene on private/church property, that would not only be mocking but incredibly tacky and the act of, well… a jerk.

Contrariuserer
mid-state, TN

@Semi-Strong --

"How easy it is to mock."

And fun, too.

" Humor is experienced across all ages and cultures. In positive psychology, humor is studied in a variety of functions, particularly as a coping mechanism and as a character strength in the broaden-and-build theory. An empirical definition of humor remains elusive due to its dependence on and variance across cultures. However, humor is correlated with good self-efficacy and resilience."

Humor is a Good Thing.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

I understand why traditionally religious folks get offended when they encounter the profound truths of Pastafarianism: they like commands and control, but the FSM is only smart enough for random.

When the FSM placed the first humans in the Olive Garden of Eatin' they were not given "commandments" to obey. But as the FSM is wont to do, they were given the "8 I'd Really Rather You Didn'ts", which I try to follow faithfully when it suits me.

I know that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, and that the FSM was boiled for my sins in that very hot teapot.

As a faithful Pastafarian Pirate, I celebrate Pasta-over each spring, and Ramen-dan in July or June (or whenever I get the urge to bark at the moon). In remembrance that he boiled for my sins, I fast every Friday then carb load while chanting "carbo diem". I believe in the teachings and miracles of Elder Pastitsios, and I place a symbolic meatball under my pillow in his honor.

Come worship with us.

Semi-Strong
Louisville, KY

Contrarius,

So humor mocking the homosexual community is a good thing?

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

So is eating spaghetti an equivalent to communion for the CoFSM or is it sacrilege? (Perhaps sacrilicious).

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Faith isn't complete without a dusting of shredded parmesan cheese.

Semi-Strong
Louisville, KY

Contrarius,

ALL communities (faith and otherwise) make fun of themselves. But when others make fun (typically in a much more pointed way) it becomes something quite different.

Surely we all recognize that?

Next time someone takes a pointed shot at the homosexual community, I am sure you will be fine with it.

Contrariusest
mid-state, TN

@Semi-Strong --

"But when others make fun (typically in a much more pointed way) it becomes something quite different."

And how exactly does the FSM damage the Mormon -- or even Christian -- communities in any way?

Semi-Strong
Louisville, KY

Contrariusest,

Mormons not specifically but Christians in general when you put such a display next to a creche as if it had religious meaning to anyone.

Contrariusest
mid-state, TN

@Semi-Strong --

"Mormons not specifically but Christians in general when you put such a display next to a creche as if it had religious meaning to anyone."

Who are you to declare what does or does not have religious meaning to someone? Why can't religion be humorous?

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

Contrariusest,

Are you seriously arguing that the FSM is in any way religiously important to you or to anyone? It is a satire of religion, nothing more.

Contrariusest
mid-state, TN

@Twin Lights --

"Are you seriously arguing that the FSM is in any way religiously important to you or to anyone?"

Nah.

The only serious point I'm trying to make here is that people shouldn't take themselves too seriously. Humor is not the enemy of the Good. I wouldn't want to believe in a God who didn't love to laugh.

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

Contrariusest,

On that we agree.

Contrariusest
mid-state, TN

Merry Christmas!

Stay the Course
Salt Lake City, utah

now scientist I dont agree with you in anyway shape or form
but I did get a kick out of your comments

EightOhOne
St. George, UT

had a wonderful service last night at the local pasta factory down here in st. george. very inspiring!!

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

If I eat spaghetti more then twice a week does that make me a religious zealot or an anti- flying spaghetti monster?

If I eat linguine do I have to repent?

Is the Flying spaghetti monster gluten free?

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