1. Devin

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    I was going to post this before but I forgot. So I'm posting it now. Our princibal sat down with a few students, on a serious note. They wanted to discuss with her the freedom to express their religion. The religion of "Flying Spaghetti Monster". I kid you not, and she said it was okay. So what happens then? The kids that asked her are now allowed to wear colanders.

    Is that a genuine religion or are they just pulling her leg? She accepted that it was a religion without research, or consultation with the school board. Other part is that a bunch of kids plan on beating them up for having said religion. School authorities were alerted as well.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    It's more of mock religion that really anyone who doesn't give a shit about religion can follow. It's pretty much all tongue-in-cheek and not meant to be taken seriously.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster
    http://www.venganza.org/

    Honestly like any religion I am not effected by it personally so I really don't care if people follow it. If they are happy, then let them be happy. As long as they aren't hurting themselves and others around them as well aren't forcing it on anyone, then I don't mind.
     
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    People got to believe in something.

    Some believe in God, some in Allah, some in Buddha.
    In ye olden days, people believed in a variety of gods.
    So let them believe whatever they want to believe in.
     
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  5. Magsor

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    If you are in a society that does allow religions like this one tell yourself that you in one of freedom.
    Thank you god that i live in such a society and not some repressive bullshit country!
     
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    I do quite enjoy spaghetti.
     
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    I wish I could survive long enough to see the Flying Spaghetti Monster become an actual religion with actual believers. It would be amazing.

    The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was made up to point out the absurdity of religions. If a religious person says it's bullshit since there's no proof the Pastafarians shoot back that it has just as much proof as their God. The result should be to point out the hypocrisy of believing your own religion over any other possible made up explanation. It can also be used to point out where governmental bodies favour certain religions over others (See the Pastafarian winter holiday "Holiday" and their attempts to put up displays on public ground).

    Mostly I just enjoy the funny stories that come out of it for pointing out the silliness of the arbitrary rules religions throw down.
     
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    afaik the religion is called pastafanarism

    It got known by some guy in sweden or norway pulling a lawsuit because he wanted to have his picture on his driving license with a noodle sieve as hat
     
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    It's mock religion.

    While I don't really care about religion and all that but it seems like most people who follow this mockery are kinda er... dicks.
     
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    Pastafarianism is, as mentioned above, a mock religion - it's supposed to ridicule other religions. Its members are actually atheists, they just find it funny to poke fun at religious people. Isn't it just cute that the students you mention went so far in their mockery, defending their "beliefs" in front of the principle rather than just admitting they're atheists.
     
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    It's funny, but it's also pretty cool. If I had the guts to do stuff like that I would be bringing up Pastafarianism at every opportunity.
     
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    Foxi is so quick to dismiss other people's beliefs.

    Y U so intolerant, Foxi?
     
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    Because I eat spaghetti on a daily basis - their God is weak. I ATE THEIR GOD, WHERE IS HIS MIGHT NOW!? (In my bowels, but it won't be there forever... I like my pasta spicy - I may feel his wrath eventually :ph34r:)
     
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    If there's no Flying Spaghetti Monster, how does spaghetti magically spill out of my pockets whenever I talk to girls?

    Checkmate, haters.
     
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    Falling doesn't equate to flying. :tpi:
     
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    You also eat the Christian God on Sundays :ph34r:
     
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    Pretty sure that's just a symbolic waffer... but okay. :tpi:
     
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    Pastafarianism is the only religion with an explanation for the climate change: The global temperature is anti-proportional to the noumber of pirates on the seas

    and Bobby Henderson is their prophet

    Their rule to live after is WWAPD: what would a pirate do?

    After death in heaven there is amongst other stuff a beer volcano and a stripper factory
     
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    While the main takeaway from the Flying Spaghetti Monster concept is the absurdity of religion (i.e. Russell's teapot), it's intended point is that no special rights should be afforded to one religious group over another. For example, if one is going to try to insert religion into the science classroom in the form of creationism, then that would extend to having no reason not to teach about the Flying Spaghetti Monster in the same class.
     
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