The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Simon, Ph.D. “In my scientific opinion, when comparing the two theories, FSM theory seems to be more valid than classic ID theory.” –Afshin Beheshti, Ph.D. Read the book and decide for yourself!

Author: Bobby Henderson

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9780307485564

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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CAN I GET A “RAMEN” FROM THE CONGREGATION?! Behold the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), today’s fastest growing carbohydrate-based religion. According to church founder Bobby Henderson, the universe and all life within it were created by a mystical and divine being: the Flying Spaghetti Monster. What drives the FSM’s devout followers, a.k.a. Pastafarians? Some say it’s the assuring touch from the FSM’s “noodly appendage.” Then there are those who love the worship service, which is conducted in pirate talk and attended by congregants in dashing buccaneer garb. Still others are drawn to the Church’s flimsy moral standards, religious holidays every Friday, or the fact that Pastafarian heaven is way cooler: Does your heaven have a Stripper Factory and a Beer Volcano? Intelligent Design has finally met its match–and it has nothing to do with apes or the Olive Garden of Eden. Within these pages, Bobby Henderson outlines the true facts– dispelling such malicious myths as evolution (“only a theory”), science (“only a lot of theories”), and whether we’re really descended from apes (fact: Humans share 95 percent of their DNA with chimpanzees, but they share 99.9 percent with pirates!) See what impressively credentialed top scientists have to say: “If Intelligent Design is taught in schools, equal time should be given to the FSM theory and the non-FSM theory.” –Professor Douglas Shaw, Ph.D. “Do not be hypocritical. Allow equal time for other alternative ‘theories’ like FSMism, which is by far the tastier choice.” –J. Simon, Ph.D. “In my scientific opinion, when comparing the two theories, FSM theory seems to be more valid than classic ID theory.” –Afshin Beheshti, Ph.D. Read the book and decide for yourself! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Gospel of Bowtie

Are you looking for not just a new religion, but a swashbuckling adventure of a religion? The Gospel of Bowtie, the son of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, brings you enlightenment, critical thinking, and pirates.

Author: J K Fausnight


ISBN: 9781710747782


Page: 190

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Are you looking for not just a new religion, but a swashbuckling adventure of a religion? The Gospel of Bowtie, the son of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, brings you enlightenment, critical thinking, and pirates. Toss out all those dusty old scriptures and make room on your bookshelf for scarecrow Nazis, disassembled brain parts, and robotic monks. There is a better book in town, one that does not advocate for genocide, misogyny, discrimination, and slavery. Already a Pastafarian? You can throw away your eyepatch. Bowtie is the new covenant! (Like all good religions, the Gospel of Bowtie is blasphemous in the eyes of other religions. Be forewarned.)

Religious Parodies and Satires

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia


ISBN: 9781230583389


Page: 30

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Church of the SubGenius, Kibology, Jedi census phenomenon, Flying Spaghetti Monster, The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping, ApologetiX, Invisible Pink Unicorn, The Church Lady, Parody religion, Parodies of the ichthys symbol, Church of Euthanasia, Dudeism, LOLCat Bible Translation Project, Iglesia Maradoniana, Betty Bowers, Landover Baptist Church, Neo-American Church, Christwire. Excerpt: The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the deity of the parody religion the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism. In 2005, Oregon State physics graduate Bobby Henderson wrote an open letter about a "Flying Spaghetti Monster" as a satirical protest against the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to permit the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in public schools. In the letter, Henderson parodied the concept of intelligent design by professing belief in a supernatural creator that closely resembles spaghetti and meatballs. Henderson further called for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism to be allotted equal time in science classrooms alongside intelligent design and evolution. After Henderson published the letter on his website, it rapidly became an internet phenomenon and a symbol for the case against teaching intelligent design (and religion in general) in public schools. Pastafarian (a portmanteau of pasta and Rastafarian) beliefs-generally satires of creationism-are presented both on Henderson's website (where he is described as "prophet"), and in The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (written by Henderson and published by Villiard Press in 2006). The central belief is that an invisible and undetectable Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe. Pirates are revered as the original Pastafarians, and...

The Virtues of Our Vices

The position i defend here regarding the nature and desirability of a more rational
society owes much to Habermas's writings. see Bobby Henderson, The Gospel of
the Flying Spaghetti Monster (new york: villard Books, 2006); sam Harris, The ...

Author: Emrys Westacott

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691162212

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Are there times when it's right to be rude? Can we distinguish between good and bad gossip? Am I a snob if I think that NPR listeners are likely to be better informed than devotees of Fox News? Does sick humor do anyone any good? Can I think your beliefs are absurd but still respect you? In The Virtues of Our Vices, philosopher Emrys Westacott takes a fresh look at important everyday ethical questions--and comes up with surprising answers. He makes a compelling argument that some of our most common vices--rudeness, gossip, snobbery, tasteless humor, and disrespect for others' beliefs--often have hidden virtues or serve unappreciated but valuable purposes. For instance, there are times when rudeness may be necessary to help someone with a problem or to convey an important message. Gossip can foster intimacy between friends and curb abuses of power. And dubious humor can alleviate existential anxieties. Engaging, funny, and philosophically sophisticated, The Virtues of Our Vices challenges us to rethink conventional wisdom when it comes to everyday moral behavior.

The Scientific Attitude

Bobby Henderson , The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster ( New York :
Villard Books , 2006 ) . 90. An ID theorist might complain that it is unfair to
compare their theory to phlogiston because that was refuted , but the problem is
that their ...

Author: Lee McIntyre

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 0262538938

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Attacks on science have become commonplace. Claims that climate change isn't settled science, that evolution is "only a theory," and that scientists are conspiring to keep the truth about vaccines from the public are staples of some politicians' rhetorical repertoire. In this book, Lee McIntyre argues that what distinguishes science from its rivals is what he calls "the scientific attitude"-caring about evidence and being willing to change theories on the basis of new evidence. The history of science is littered with theories that were scientific but turned out to be wrong; the scientific attitude reveals why even a failed theory can help us to understand what is special about science. He describes the transformation of medicine from a practice based largely on hunches into a science based on evidence; considers scientific fraud; and examines the positions of ideology-driven denialists, pseudoscientists, and "skeptics" who reject scientific findings. The scientific attitude, McIntyre explains, offers a uniquely powerful tool in the defense of science. Book jacket.

50 Simple Things You Can Do to Fight the Right

In the process , he created a new cult hero — the Flying Spaghetti Monster . Now
there ' s a book — The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster — and a Web site :
www . venganza . org . Check it out . Here ' s a sample of Bobby ' s writing ...

Author: Earth Works Group (U.S.)


ISBN: 9780977689705

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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In classic Earthworks' easy-to-read style, 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Fight the Right offers inspirational yet practical advice for anyone wanting to reclaim democracy in America, outlining what steps can be taken to restore a balance of political power through everyday actions . . . and why they matter so much. From the simplest efforts (why bumper stickers count) to more committed ones (become a precinct captain) and everything in-between, this small volume packs a punch. Aimed at anyone who is disgruntled with the current political quagmire of lies, deception, uncertainty in Iraq, or anyone who recognizes that our most basic freedoms (free speech, privacy, fair elections, truthful and transparent media, to name a few) are slipping away, this book is a call to action. It encourages readers to stand up for their values, to reclaim patriotism and faith, and, together, to build truly democratic communities. 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Fight the Right outlines a strategy for progressives to strengthen the bonds that unite them and offers concrete steps to express those shared values in the world every day.


In this excellent first book , Harry Bruinius spins fascinating tales of a disquieting
past we ought not forget . ... Josh Braun Tire Gospel olhe Flying Spaghetti




Category: Health


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New Scientist

A viable hypothesis , ” he concludes , “ is that a divine Noodly Appendage of the
Flying Spaghetti Monster was responsible . ... awaited book The Gospel of the
Flying Spaghetti Monster is out and available at bookstores and online
booksellers ...




Category: Science


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... or any other — is the Flying Spaghetti Monster , who , many claim , has
touched them with his noodly appendage . I am delighted to see that the Gospel
of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has now been published as a book , to great
acclaim .




Category: Seventh-Day Adventists


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More Than Darwin

... in the science curriculum prompted physicist Bobby Henderson ( b . 1980 ) to
begin promoting the Flying Spaghetti Monster as the designer of the universe .
Henderson's The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster ( 2006 ) was a
bestseller .

Author: Randy Moore

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Science

Page: 415

View: 703

Compiles an up-to-date reference on all of the people and places who have been involved in the evolution and creationism debate.

New York

-Beth Landman The $ 80,000 Pasta Bible Jackpot for unemployed slot - machine
engineer and heretic . sion than the ... The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti
Monster , which will codify Pastafarianism , is set to come out on Valentine's Day .




Category: New York (N.Y.)


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Slap in the faith The gospels reveal that the Flying Spaghetti Monster hid
dinosaur fossils underground to fool us about the Earth ' s true age Duh , which
heaven is this anyway ? NTERESTING ONE. Web Dreams Marike Roth WRITE
THIS ...




Category: South Africa


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505 Unbelievably Stupid Webpages

Flying. Spaghetti. Monster. Of all the bizarre Internet
churches in this book, this one has to be the weirdest. The Church of the Flying
Spaghetti Monster (or CFSM) was founded in 2005 when a guy named Bobby
Henderson ...

Author: Dan Crowley

Publisher: Sourcebooks Hysteria

ISBN: 9781402210907

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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Presents a directory of unusual and eccentric Web sites which cover such topics as the flat earth liberation front, fighting stickmen, an ugly toy contest, misfortune cookies, and American spy cows.

Global Climate Change

Henderson , B. ( 2006 ) The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster , Villard
Books , New York . Hendy , E. J. , M. K. Gagan , C. A. Alibert , M. T. McCulloch ,
J. M. Lough , and P. J. Isdale ( 2002 ) Abrupt decrease in tropical Pacific Sea
surface ...

Author: Arnold J. Bloom

Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated


Category: Science

Page: 398

View: 813

Mark Twain's comment that everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it no longer applies: human activities have altered the global climate, and governments are having to act now to avoid more extreme perturbations. Global Climate Change examines the factors responsible for global climate change and the geophysical, biological, economic, legal, and cultural consequences of such changes. The book highlights the complexity of decision-making under uncertainty, contrasting the methods that various disciplines employ to evaluate past and future conditions.

Is God Just a Human Invention

cHAPTER 18 Why Jesus Instead of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? There is no
good historical evidence that he [Jesus] ever thought he was divine. The fact that
something is written down is persuasive to people not used to asking questions ...

Author: Sean McDowell

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 0825489652

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Sean McDowell and Jonathan Morrow have penned an accessible yet rigorous look at the arguments of the New Atheists. Writing from a distinctively Christian perspective, McDowell and Morrow lay out the facts so that the emerging generation can make up their own mind after considering all the evidence.

Scientific American

Ball ) and the decision by the country plaining that we should have let them THE
GOSPEL OF THE FLYING of Bhutan to measure its economy ac stay in the old
house or study dentistry SPAGHETTI MONSTER cording to " gross national ...




Category: Science


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Lord Save Us from Your Followers

Fine , ” said this engineer , “ it was designed by an intelligent force — the Flying
Spaghetti Monster from Outer Space . He designed the universe . . . and I have as
much proof the FSM is behind all this as you do that the God of Abraham is ...

Author: Dan Merchant

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9780849921094

Category: Christianity

Page: 216

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