The other day I came across something that was completely new to me. You may have heard of it before since it is nothing new. But since I enjoyed it I decided to talk about it here too.
In 2005 the Kansas State Board was about to put Intelligent Design, or ID, as a way of explaining how the human race came about along side evolution. Bobby Henderson thought this was a bad ideas and choose a different way to protest this. Instead of openly criticise the creationism he created a new religon and this way being very sarcastic. The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was born.
Also known as Pastafaranisms they have two holy scriptures; “The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster” and “The Loose Canon, the Holy Book of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster”. The central myth is about the invisible and undetectable Flying Spaghetti Monster that created the world after a long night of drinking. Pirates are considered the original pastafarians. And they have proven that the climate change is caused by the deminishing number of pirates, they have actually “proven” this by plotting the temperature increase and showing this being inverse related to the number of pirates in the world.
A colander in the form of the pasta strainer is a religous symbol – similar to the jewish kippah or the muslim hijab. It is quite common that pastafarians try to get a drivers license wearing a colander using their religous freedom as an argument to do this.
When you look into this I think it is quite hilarious. Since not criticising the “old” religons. I’m from what’s called the ironic generation. I grew up with alot of ironic humor and was something I really enjoyed. When critisism shows up being very sarcastic or ironic its really what I can tune into.
Of course the Flying Spaghetti Monster is not the occourance of this. The invisible pink unicorn and Russels Teapot.
If you are like me, interested, in this I highly recommend that you dip your toes into the holy church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.