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Fun Friday: Atheist Makes A ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster’ Point

It’s a Fun Friday to whet Bill Maher’s appetite:

Austrian Pastafarian Wins Right to Wear Pasta Strainer on His Noodle (Episcopal Cafe)

(Check out the BBC’s story for images of Niko Alm, an atheist, wearing the strainer in his new license photo.)

It seems religious freedom can be a slippery slope – or perhaps just al dente?

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

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posted July 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm

The thing about the Flying Spaghetti Monster is, it has exactly as much factual evidence for its existence as any other god.

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posted July 18, 2011 at 1:04 am

Even Allah, nnmns?

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posted July 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm

The thing about the FSM is that everyone knows it’s just a mockery. So the point kind of gets lost.

IMO, there are a myriad evidences for the existence of a God – about 7 billion of them live on this planet and invent Flying Spaghetti Monsters.

God, whether we call that entity Allah or Jehovah or Vishnu or the Great Spirit, has a provenance that goes back so far into history we can’t trace it. We know who invented the FSM and we know why. So, the two things aren’t really comparable.

Should these guys get to wear spaghetti strainers on their heads? Hey, why not? If it’s not religion, it’s at least a fashion statement.

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posted July 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm

There are no gods with documentation independent of their believers. And none of them are manifesting themselves like their fables claim they can. Just like the FSM.

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