Thursday, March 29, 2007
A student has been suspended from school in America for coming to class dressed as a pirate.
But the disciplinary action has provoked controversy – because the student says that the ban violates his rights, as the pirate costume is part of his religion.
Bryan Killian says that he follows the Pastafarian religion, and that as a crucial part of his faith, he must wear 'full pirate regalia' as prescribed in the holy texts of Pastafarianism.
The school, however, say that his pirate garb was disruptive.
Pastafarians follow the Flying Spaghetti Monster (pictured), and believe that the world was created by the touch of his noodly appendage. Furthermore, they acknowledge pirates as being 'absolute divine beings', and stress that the worldwide decline in the number of pirates has directly led to global warming.
Pastafarianism gained wide attention when its key prophet, Bobby Henderson, wrote to the Kansas School Board during the height of the controversy over 'Intelligent Design' being taught in science classes. His letter, also published on his website, demanded equal time be given to the teachings of the Flying Spaghetti Monster as was given to ID and evolutionary theory.
Since then, the Flying Spaghetti Monster has gained countless followers worldwide, although there are those who remain spagnostic.
The school, in North Buncombe, North Carolina, remains adamant that their decision to suspend Killian for a day has nothing to do with his religion, and quite a lot to do with his repeated refusal to heed warnings against wearing pirate outfits.
Another link about the same incident:
Have a merry Monstermas, and a happy new year!
I have a myspace account and the Flying Spaghetti Monster was one of my friends....he has had a lot of hassle lately with people somehow displaying adds for Him on the myspace accounts of others. He had made a post earlier (either last night or this morning) about it and had also posted a message that a "christian" had left him (damning the noodly one and all of His followers to hell). All of a sudden He is gone. His account has been deleted !!!!
Is this censorship or what??? All of his comments, prayers, words of wisdom, midgets and alfredo are gone. Anyone have a clue as what has happened to the FSM?
And here's a prayer for the Great FSM that we should all be praying day and night:
Oh Penne which art in Stripper Factory and Beer Volcano Heaven, meaty be thy balls.
Thy midgit come, thy sauce be yum.
Thy will be done in marinara as it is in alfredo.
Give us this day our daily garlic bread.
And forgive us pirates our trespasses, as we forgive them pirates that trespass against us.
And lead us into temptation, and deliver us some pizza.
**Dedicated followers of the FSM.
All right people, here's that video I was talking about. It's not incredibly exciting because it's only the first 5 1/2 minutes of the rally, but JT says he's going to try to get me a video from the rest of the rally if he can. For your happiness and entertainment. Notice that they did have a juggler participating. Now that's inspiring.
No matter how engaging the video is, the fact is, these are our fellow believers uniting together for an admirable cause; proving how dedicated and passionate they are about their faith.
So please enjoy this short video, (even if you don't want to) or else you will be drowned in Marinara Sauce.
P.S. I uploaded the video to Google Videos for FREE...so let's say a short meatbally prayer to Google for being so economical intelligent and considerate of my shoddinessity (yes, I just made that word up).
This interview was recorded late November 2005. I'm still working on a few more interviews for this year, so wish me luck. Hope you enjoy listening to this. I found it very enlightening.
I also found this to be quite helpful for assisting in converting those pesky disbelievers who hesitate because of misunderstandings and skepticism.
haha how freakin sweet. Well then, I guess I welcome all you newcomers. I know you have been afraid to be open about your beliefs for fear of reprisals and religious persecution -- particularly in the face of "spaghetti haters" thinly veiled in the low-carb craze.
But this community is for the conversion of/about the FSM and your beliefs, and also for news of Him. As well as stories of how students have angered their teachers in class by arguing that the things we are learning in "World History" are innaccurate because the world was created by Him only a few hundred years ago and he tricks the scientists into believing that the world is a lot older than it really is.
And so we thank Bobby Henderson, for he is basically "The Pope" of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and he runs the whole operation. Please visit his site at www.venganza.org
see below for information on why one should convert, (if you haven't already)
WHY YOU SHOULD CONVERT TO FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTERISM
-Flimsy moral standards.
-Every friday is a religious holiday. If your work/school objects to that, demand your religious beliefs are respected and threaten to call the ACLU.
-Our heaven is WAY better. We've got a Stripper Factory AND a Beer Volcano.
Well, i believe i must be going but please, remember, keep the faith, and if ever in doubt, ask yourself but one question,WWFSMD?
(What Would Flying Spaghetti Monster Do?)