Sunday, August 28, 2005

I Wanna Be a Pastafarian!

Evolution debate spawns a saucy monster

Move over, Darwin. Stand aside, Intelligent Design.
The idea that a Flying Spaghetti Monster created the world is demanding equal time in Kansas biology classrooms.
In his corner are three moderate state school board members and a prominent Topeka attorney. They say this concept makes about as much sense as proposed science standards, favored by the board's religious conservative majority, that encourage schools to criticize evolution while they teach it.
Bobby Henderson of Corvallis, Ore., created the tongue-in-cheek deity and an accompanying mythology on the origin of mankind to satirize the Kansas Board of Education's ongoing flap over evolutionary theory.
Since June, when the spaghetti monster made his Internet debut, the parody religion has grown into a full-fledged Internet phenomenon.
Henderson said his Web site -- http://www.venganza.org/ -- has had 19 million visits, including 4 million in two days last week
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(Read entire, delicious article here)

This would not be the first time creative speculation resulted in a new religion...


5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave it to the left to spit on thousands of years of belief and tradition. Almost every single culture in the world has some form of God, Great Spirit or Higher being. In the end it helps people through tough times. Which is alot more than I can say for the spagetti monster.

Monday, August 29, 2005 9:12:00 AM  
Blogger Chimera said...

And leave it to the anonymous to spit on everything, period, because anonymity has told them, "thou shalt fear no retribution."

Grab a sensahumor, Meaghan...

Monday, August 29, 2005 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical liberal, wanting to punish those with a different view. Why should I face 'retribution' for having an independent opinion? You trying to make this personal? If you you've got something to say then say it right here. This is your blog, not mine. You have the control. I ask you again, why have the anonymous option?
M

Monday, August 29, 2005 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger DazzlinDino said...

and lose your witty banter? personaly, the opinion of anonymous posters have no validity.....

Monday, August 29, 2005 7:27:00 PM  
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Monday, August 29, 2005 7:59:00 PM  

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