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Why Pastafarians Are Off Their Noodles

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At school I memorised a few poems hoping that I could somehow bluff my literature teachers into thinking I was well-read. While I fooled no-one, the effort was worthwhile for it introduced me to gems like W.H. Auden’s Song of the Devil.

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Is Pastafarianism a Religion?

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It has been a difficult few weeks for Flying Spaghetti Monster fans. The “FSM” – an all powerful, all knowing knot of spaghetti – is the parody god of the parody religion, Pastafarianism. Its members argue that “faith” is essentially blind: therefore, you might as well have faith in an invisible, intangible being made of pasta and meatballs as have faith in God. Pastafarians mimic and mock the behaviour of the religious by caricaturing Christian ritual and liturgy.

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