Friday, May 11, 2007

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Niklas Jansson's adaptation of Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam depicts the Flying Spaghetti Monster in its typical guise as a clump of tangled spaghetti with two eyestalks, two meatballs, and many "noodly appendages".

Flying Spaghetti Monster From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Flying Spaghetti Monster is the deity of a parody religion called the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The religion was founded in 2005 by Oregon State University physics graduate Bobby Henderson to protest against the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to require the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to biological evolution. In an open letter sent to the education board, Henderson professes belief in a supernatural Creator called the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which resembles spaghetti and meatballs. He furthermore calls for the "Pastafarian" (a portmanteau of pasta and Rastafarian) theory of creation to be taught in science classrooms.

Because of its recent popularity and media exposure, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is used by atheists and agnostics (known by Pastafarians as "spagnostic") as a modern version of Russell's teapot.

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