Wednesday, September 17, 2008

polytheist pastafarianism

Making pasta; illustration from the 15th century edition of Tacuinum Sanitatis, a Latin translation of the Arabic work Taqwīm al-sihha by Ibn Butlan.Why be a monotheist Pastafarian? You should also honour fusilli, macaroni, lasagna, tagliatelle, vermicelli, ravioli, gnocchi, penne, ziti, strozzapreti and all other forms of pasta. Join the Polytheist Pastafarians.

The illustration is clear evidence that Pasta comes in many forms and is woven by the Great Goddess of Pasta.

Rather like the Three Fates of Greek mythology, who weave our fate and that of the gods, the Great Goddess of Pasta weaves the destinies of all the other Polytheist Pastafarian deities, including the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

the secret name of FSM

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". It has been revealed to me that in actual fact this universe was created on an otherwise quiet Thursday afternoon at around tea-time by one Zgwrr Xchg'h'yuj, a bored graduate student who turned on the proton collider experiment in our parent universe. The by-product of the proton collision was a baby universe, which growed and growed to become the one we know, love, and live in.

So both the New Atheists and the religious theories of creation and emanation are wrong. Pastafarianism is partly correct, because Zgwrr Xchg'h'yuj in fact looked very much like His Noodliness.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


I've finished my dissertation, "Do Pagans see their beliefs as compatible with science?" (short answer: yes). Thanks to all those who took part in the survey.