How to become a Pastafarian
- Learn about the basic pastafarian beliefs (a great noodly god, instead of saying ‘amen’, you say ‘RAmen’).
- At every available opportunity, talk like and or dress as a pastafarian. You should do this especially if you are going to be preaching his word.
- Get rid of all your moral standards. Pastafarians enjoy grog, wenches, and anything that can get you a day off of work.
- Learn and celebrate all the holidays in our religion. The most basic are every Friday (Our Sabbath), and Talk Like a Pirate Day (on September 19th).
- If you choose to pray, end all your prayers with RAmen.
- Most of all, have fun with it. Like any (not as awesome) religion, live life to the fullest.
Pastafarianism is the world’s fastest growing carbohydrate based religion. This ‘ere article will teach landlubbers like you to worship the almighty Flying Spaghetti Monster.
The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the deity of the parody religion the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism. Created in 2005 by Oregon State physics graduate Bobby Henderson, it was originally intended 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 an open letter sent to the Kansas State Board of Education, Henderson parodied the concept of intelligent design by professing belief in a supernatural creator that closely resembles spaghetti and meatballs. Henderson further called for his “Pastafarian” (wordplay on Rastafarian) theory of creation to be allotted equal time in science classrooms alongside intelligent design and evolution.
He explained that since the intelligent design movement uses ambiguous references to an unspecified “Intelligent Designer”, any conceivable entity may fulfill that role, even a Flying Spaghetti Monster. After Henderson published the letter on his website, it rapidly became an Internet phenomenon and a symbol for the case against teaching intelligent design in public schools as well as religion in general.