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8/31/2005 10:48:00 PM | Justin

Pastafarianism Piggybacks Its Way Into The Mainstream On Intelligent Design

Flying Spaghetti Monster wants equal time
2005-08-30 15:23 (New York)

CORVALLIS, Ore., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A religion created recently in response to
the efforts in Kansas to add intelligent design to the science curriculum has
taken the Internet by storm.
The prophet of Flying Spaghetti Monsterism or Pastafarianism is Bobby
Henderson, a 25-year-old with a bachelor's degree in physics from Oregon State
and a desire to escape a job in the casino industry. Henderson's Web site,
www.venganza.org, includes an open letter to the Kansas State Board of
Education demanding teaching of his creation story, a brief resume, pictures of
T-shirts and coffee mugs depicting the Flying Spaghetti Monster and a growing
number of e-mails.
According to Henderson's version of history, the FSM created mountains, trees
and a midget. FSM followers go to a heaven with a beer volcano.
Henderson told the Wichita Eagle since he created his Web site in June it has
received more than 19 million visits. On Tuesday afternoon, Googling Flying
Spaghetti Monster generated 128,000 hits, and the FSM now has its own sign of
Internet seriousness, a Wikipedia entry. (link)

More here.

This is big news, really.



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