4th June 2010

“We have evidence that a Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe. None of us, of course, were around to see it, but we have written accounts of it.”

Bobby Henderson

16 Responses to “4th June 2010”

  1. Edmond Says:

    Wonderful way to point out that NO religion’s written accounts are “evidence” of anything, ESPECIALLY of events that no one was around to see to not be able to write about them!

  2. Atheist MC Says:

    I’m sorry Edmond! I hope you are not seriously suggesting that the F.S.M (may his noodly appendages be upon you) didn’t create the world 5000 years ago? We have the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to prove it as written down by his prophet, Bobby Henderson. No beer and salsa for you!

  3. Hypatia Says:

    Yeah, Bobby Henderson said it came to him in a vivid dream so it must be true.

    This is blasphemy Edmond – it’s a good job we don’t know where you live or we’d come around and drown you in bolognese.

  4. Devout Atheist Says:

    You will burn in the fires of eternal marinara. You, You, You, Masticator. Pa Pa Pa Ssssss Ta Ta Ta

  5. Grumpy Old Git Says:

    Good one Bobby. Unfortunately it’s probably wasted on the theists who already have spaghetti for brains.

  6. EdgarWing Says:

    Seriously, now. Has anyone had any success changing minds with this type of argument? It strikes me as one of the most powerful and, yet, surprisingly ineffective. Any ideas why it doesn’t work better?

  7. The Heretic Says:

    Theists don’t like to be belittled. The F.S.M. (Pesto be upon all) points out how dreadfully foolish their arguments of proof are. Not to mention, the F.S.M has larger balls than their god. (And makes one yearn for pasta, parmisano reggiano cheese, and a lovely glass of Barbera.)

  8. Bornagain A. Theist Says:

    “If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a Flying Spaghetti Monster revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion along with the assertion of Bobby Henderson cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a Flying Spaghetti Monster were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time.” (with apologies to Bertrand Russell.)

  9. Atheist MC Says:

    EdgarWing.
    The thing about satire is it is insidious. It doesn’t necessarily have a knockout effect at the time but undermines the credibility of whatever it lampoons, slowly but surely.

  10. holysmokes Says:

    EdgarWing,

    I suspect the reason for it’s failure to work is because of the lack of evidence to refute the believer. The first thing they think is how crazy it is. After a bit of thought, they then laugh due to the lack of tangible evidence, yet failing to see the hypocrisy if their thoughts. If we can show them the FSM bible and other pieces of trumped up evidence, they will give it more thought, but still think it’s silly. Why? Because they already have their one true god …and they have been believing it her for a very long time. It’s a mindset and humans are stubborn, especially when they so badly want something to be true. Take the guys looking around for the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, UFOs, or any of those other stories with virtually no evidence. They want to believe, regardless of the facts. Its a predisposition that’s very hard to eradicate with evidence. It’s even harder with no evidence at all.

  11. j sutton Says:

    What, no idiotic Sol-ecisms. He must be a convert to the FSM – all praise be to his noodly appendages.

  12. GoodWithoutGod Says:

    To be “good” is to “look good” in the eyes of the FSM. One cannot interpret (by oneself) that he has been good all along. It’s just not enough. There are other criteria that only the FSM knows about.

    This all makes TOTAL sense to me now.

    Praise FSM.

  13. Braathwaate Says:

    It will always come back to the same circular argument among believers that is “everything has a cause…god did not have a cause” (the premise is contradicted by the conclusion but that doesn’t seem to matter)

  14. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    “What, no idiotic Sol-ecisms. He must be a convert to the FSM – all praise be to his noodly appendages.”

    He’s out for his homicide-vest fitting…

  15. Edmond Says:

    Sorry, I’m afraid I’m no Pastafarian, I’m a die-hard follower of Poultrianity, we worship the Turducken Trinity of the Gobble, the Quack, and the Holy Cluck. Join us and we will absolve you of your carbs!

  16. Atheist MC Says:

    Would that we could all follow your eggsample.