Last year (2005) the Kansas State Board of Education decided that in addition to the scientific explanations of where the universe and people came from, that public school children should also be introduced to the possibility that the universe did not come about over billions of years but was made in only a few days by a god who spoke it into existence and that the first man did not evolve over millions of years from primitive ape-like ancestors but instead was made in only seconds from potting soil.
In protest to this decision, a computer scientist named Bobby Henderson professed his belief in a supernatural being called the “Flying Spaghetti Monster” and called for the teaching of “Pastafarianism” in public school science classrooms which seems equally reasonable.
For example: in Pastafarianism when asked why the earth appears in tests to be billions of years old, the reply is that the invisible Spaghetti Monster is there changing the “true” results with his “noodly appendages” to fool the highly trained scientists.
Pastafarianism also suggests that Global Warming is coming about because of a dwindling number of Pirates. It points to the fact that the number of Pirates has been going down since the 1800s while the average temperature of the earth has been increasing.
Also instead of commandments, the Pastafarians follow eight “I’d rather you didn’ts” that were given to a Pirate named “Mosely” by the Spaghetti Monster himself. It was originally 10 IRYDs but 2 were accidentally dropped on the way down the mountain which explains the exceptionally poor moral standards of Pastafarians.
Here is the official website of this exciting new religion:
BTW, Pastafarians end all their prayers with the word: “Ramen.”