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August 20, 2005

The Perfect Religion: Pastafarianism


My favorite web site, BoingBoing, updates its readers on the rise of Pastafarianism. In response to the Kansas State Board of Education's requirements that Intelligent Design be taught in the public schools alongside Evolution as a possible theory of the origins of life, members of the Church of the Flying Spagetti Monster are demanding equal time, stating:

"I think we can all look forward to the time when these three theories are given equal time in our science classrooms across the country, and eventually the world; One third time for Intelligent Design, one third time for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, and one third time for logical conjecture based on overwhelming observable evidence."

In fact, in response to creationist Dr. Ken Hovind's offer of $250,00 to anyone who can prove the existance of evolution, BoingBoing offers:

"We are willing to pay any individual *$250,000 if they can produce empirical evidence which proves that Jesus is not the son of the Flying Spaghetti Monster."

Visit the Church site and read what they have to say.

And just in case you *might* be on the fence about the whole evolution/creationism thing, read this article from Scientific American.

Now excuse me, I need to open a can of Franco-American Spagetti & Meatballs.....

Posted by Paul Cooper at August 20, 2005 02:20 PM


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