Photo Proof – The Flying Spaghetti Monster

Photo taken by me – My own FSG creation.
Preston, England
March 16, 2016 4:24am CST
People doubt the existence of The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSG) but here he is in all his Pastafarian glory. Ramen! I didn’t invent the FSG. It owes its invention, or rather its discovery, to Bobby Henderson, a US atheist who promoted its ideology in 2005 as a backlash to Christian creationists who were demanding that their anti-Darwinian teachings be taught in school science classes in Kansas. Henderson declared that his beliefs in the FSG therefore also merited inclusion in the curriculum. FSG teachings suggest that the universe is the creation of an invisible flying Spaghetti Monster with meatball eyes, stretching his noodle appendages across the universe and touching us all. Henderson claims that the FSG beliefs were secretly promoted throughout history by pirates and that as piracy was suppressed on the seas, FSG teachings were forgotten, and global warming increased too. Critics see this as an unlikely coincidence. Henderson’s original letter to the Kansas creationists was posted on the Internet where it was picked up on as a spoof religion by various adherents who added their own FSG theories and took up every opportunity to dress as pirates in doing so. My FSG effigy is not made of spaghetti or meatballs but a discount store dog toy wrapped in thousands of hand crafted elasticated rubber bands and stuck on a brush handle. He travels with me when I go pirating – parroting FSG theory, aaarrr! There are rival theories to those of the FSG pastafari. One school of thought takes Bertrand Russel’s notions of an invisible pink unicorn to be the true faith instead and promote it as ninjas rather than pirates. Some say the apocalypse will come of a clash between the two mighty deities and their armies / navies of pirates and ninjas. I will be there with the pirates, Jim Lad. Aaarrrr! Arthur Chappell
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@Morleyhunt (12704)
• Canada
16 Mar 16
Not quite what I expected to open my eyes to this morning, .
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• Preston, England
16 Mar 16
I try to be full of surprises @Morleyhunt
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@WorDazza (7193)
• Manchester, England
16 Mar 16
I'm firmly in the invisible pink unicorn camp. In fact it is in my shed as we speak. And I'd like to see you prove it isn't
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• Preston, England
16 Mar 16
I could disprove the shed let alone the unicorn - are you sure its not a my little pony with a plastic horn stuck on with glue?
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@WorDazza (7193)
• Manchester, England
16 Mar 16
@arthurchappell I wouldn't know. It's invisible. I can sense it's pinkness however!!
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• Preston, England
16 Mar 16
@WorDazza so it could be Peppa Pig - she's pink.
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@gudheart (13018)
16 Mar 16
LOL very creative! Looks kind of cute and not like a scary monster LOL
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• Preston, England
16 Mar 16
@gudheart the FSG is generally regarded as indifferent or benevolent unless he encounters the unicornites as their struggle will lead to the Apocalypse as demonstrated in this song
Flying Spaghetti Monster vs Invisible Pink Unicorn
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@Ronrybs (6411)
• London, England
16 Mar 16
Heard of, but never met the FSG
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• Preston, England
16 Mar 16
think of him whenever you eat a bolognaise, Ramen!
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@teamfreak16 (20203)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
16 Mar 16
Oh man, that's funny.
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@JudyEv (73119)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 16
Well, I guess it takes all sorts!
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@Jessicalynnt (46361)
• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
I would much rather all methods of creation be taught simply like. 'This is X method of the origin of things. It is called X, and what it means is..." Down to people who believe the world was carried around on the back of a turtle!
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• Preston, England
18 Mar 16
At least those who thought the World is carried round on a turtle could inspire a writer like Terry Pratchett
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@Corbin5 (47530)
• United States
16 Mar 16
I am so glad the FSG travels with you when you are out and about! There is safety in pasta!
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• Preston, England
16 Mar 16
Superstring theory is really about strands of spagetthi
@rina110383 (21697)
16 Mar 16
Indeed, it is a flying spaghetti monster!
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