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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Global Warming, Pirates, and the Rise of the FSM

Posted by The Dean of Cincinnati

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If you have never heard of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, read this open letter from Bobby Henderson to the Kansas City School Board.  Henderson, who wanted to protest the inclusion of intelligent design in high school curriculum, wrote his letter that he would like his god, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, to be included.  According to Flying Spaghetti Monsterism—whose followers are called “Pastafarians”—the FSM really likes pirates, and has been punishing the world with global warming since pirates have disappeared.  The proof: Henderson has a chart showing an inverse statistical relationship between the number of pirates and the increase of global warming.

General consciousness about global warming seems to have reached a new critical mass, perhaps thanks to Al Gore’s movie and the growing awareness of green technologies.

But has anyone noticed, while more people become aware of global warming and take steps to combat it, that our culture has become filled with even more pirates?  Pirates, in many ways, are experiencing a renaissance in America right now.

Take the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series as one example.  As part III hit theaters, things hit a new level:  CBS has a pirate-themed reality show.


I’m just saying—global warming awareness up, pirates everywhere.  Perhaps the noodly appendage of the FSM is behind this!

Just something to think about on your way to the Creation Museum this weekend…

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  1. Skull & Bones! says:

    Our government is being run by oil pirates that are plundering the resources of third world countries and our own. These pirates serve the corporate pirates whose goal is world domination and corporate globalization.

    Flying Spaghetti Monsterism is as real as the lizard people in the white house. They aren’t really human.

  2. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) says:

    Ramen smile

  3. [Name deleted upon request] says:

    you mc-noodlehead,

    the Flying Spaghetti Monster is real and I have proof of it. While at my lunch break, we (me and my mates) put noodles into the microwave. Once cooked, we ate the noodly appendages of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and felt enlightened. To wash my hands, i had to walk into the room with the taps(obviously), and i couldn’t walk into the room. What makes this the work of the almighty Flying Spaghetti Monster? the fact that i had the sauce of the noodles on each palm, i call this phenomenon, Saucemata.

    This proves that the Flying Spaghetti Monster gives to all who worship, and i thank him for the saucemata, and the spaghetti which i could possibly eat today.

  4. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) says:

    actually, how is it known that it is the flying spaghettimonster? it may have been rigatoni…

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