All hail our Noodly Lord

November 17, 2007


The the American Academy of Religion’s annual meeting has the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster on the agenda:

When some of the world’s leading religious scholars gather in San Diego this weekend, pasta will be on the intellectual menu. They’ll be talking about a satirical pseudo-deity called the Flying Spaghetti Monster, whose growing pop culture fame gets laughs but also raises serious questions about the essence of religion.

If you haven’t heard of the Flying Spaghetti Monster(FSM), you can get touched by his noodly appendage here.

The exposure is great, but the best part is that they seem to get it. When describing the open letter written to the Kansas School board, the article states:

Between the lines, the point of the letter was this: There’s no more scientific basis for intelligent design than there is for the idea an omniscient creature made of pasta created the universe. If intelligent design supporters could demand equal time in a science class, why not anyone else? The only reasonable solution is to put nothing into sciences classes but the best available science.



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