28 March 2006

Flying Spaghetti Monster Gospel hits stores

Category: Interesting Links,Randomness — Posted by Michael at 1155

In case you haven’t already heard about this, let me give you some background in the shortest way possible… In order sidestep the separation of church and state some school districts have tried to allow the teaching of “intelligent design.” The Christian mythology of creation cannot be taught, so ID stops one step short of endorsing the creation mythology. It says that some things in nature are too complex to have been created by evolution so “something” else must have created them. It stops right there but you can figure out what it implies.

So, if schools are teaching ID they are basically teaching Christian specific beliefs. This means that they should also teach the mythology of other religions. This is where Bobby Henderson comes in. He wrote a letter to a few school districts requesting that they teach his religion, Pastafarianism or the worship of The Flying Spaghetti Monster. It very quickly snowballed into a very popular topic and many people have seen it as a great oppurtunity to point out the faults with the argument for ID and point out that every religion sounds silly to those who aren’t a member of it.
Today his book finally hits stores and we’ll get to read all about the Flying Spaghetti Monster and his noodly appendages.

Buy the book now at Amazon. Read the story in USA Today. Learn more at his site, Veganza.com. I definately need to buy this book.

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