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I noticed one of the members with a nametag of FSM. His picture made me laugh so i looked it up on google. There are hundreds of pictures of this so called monster, and I was just wondering where it all came from. :icon_mrgr
 

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I think it came from a satirical letter written to the board of education in one of those backwoods towns that wanted to include religion in science class, alongside evolution. So, the author wrote a letter, indicating that they worshipped the flying spaghetti monster, and wanted to have it included also.

http://www.venganza.org/about/open-letter/

May he touch you with his noodly appendages. :lol:
 

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There are several members with FSM pictures in their sig/ avatar. It's basically a "religion" that mocks actual religions, IMO. That's what I got from it when I wrote a paper on it, but that's just my personal opinion.
Oh, it's definitely mocking. And hilarious. And it not unexpectedly upsets some people.
 

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There are several members with FSM pictures in their sig/ avatar. It's basically a "religion" that mocks actual religions, IMO. That's what I got from it when I wrote a paper on it, but that's just my personal opinion.
It doesn't mock other religions, it was written as satire of "Intelligent Design" when the Kansas school board ruled that it had to be taught alongside Evolution.

http://www.venganza.org/
 

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There are several members with FSM pictures in their sig/ avatar. It's basically a "religion" that mocks actual religions, IMO. That's what I got from it when I wrote a paper on it, but that's just my personal opinion.
"Actual Religions" what an interesting term.
 

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I am aware of that.
I'd call it mocking simply by it's definition.
It's just an opinion.
Religion is always a bad thing to discuss on public forums.
Intelligent design =/= a religion. IMO describing Pastafarianism as "mocking 'real' religion" is either pretty naive, pessimistic, or straight up insulting. Or all three.

but w/e, I think this thread needs to be dropped since we've already dissolved into narrow-minded arguments.
 

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whatever you're trying to state should not be discussed. religion is a sensitive topic, and while i personally do not have a religion, i do think that pastafarianism is mocking real religions. evolution and intelligent design also seem to be a sensitive topic when it mixes with religion, so maybe opinions on both topics should be kept to one's self.
 

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