Pastafarianism

Flying Spaghetti MonsterThose crazy folks in the Kansas State Board of Education are up to it again. We finally get them to agree that pi is an irrational number, and now they're trying to get equal time for teaching Intelligent Design in the classrooms alongside evolution. Well, okay, but it's only fair to consider there are multiple theories of Intelligent Design. The whole of the universe may have been created by a Christian God, Allah, or even the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Well, why not ? It's all faith, and there seems to be a growing number of followers of His Noodliness--Pastafarians--such that it should be given serious consideration. If you're willing to broaden your religious horizons, you can find more information in the Wikipedia article.

Here are some things I learned about Pastafarianism:

Codes of conduct:
  • Prayers are ended with the word RAmen rather than Amen.

Benefits of conversion:
  • Like the great noodles they worship, Flying Spaghetti Monsterists have flimsy moral standards.
  • Promise of a stripper factory and a beer volcano in Heaven.

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.