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Pastafarians admit to being a religion …

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… in a situation where it only hurts them.

Heck, you must have heard this by now: The spaghetti-heads who got started to ridicule the idea of design in the universe *in the Western world* —where that is cool and elite—tried it somewhere else, with predictable results: Police disruption of their activities, and arrest.

In their defense, they claim to be a religion, according to NBC News:

Pastafarians are part of an international ‘religious’ movement founded in the U.S. in 2005 in opposition to the teaching of intelligent design and creationism in public schools. It has become an international movement, generally recognized as satirical poke at organized religion. But its adherents insist that it’s a ‘real religion’ and the dogma they follow is the rejection of dogma. They claim to have 15,000 adherents in Russia.

As it happens, that won’t help at all. The 15,000 followers will be sought out (if they exist, under real names).

What this shows: These days, to get an absolutely crackpot idea going, it is safer to claim to be a science than a religion, and to have a grant from a U.S. science foundation. And to have Nobelists and Templeton Prize winners and National Academy of Science members and space aliens backing you.

4 Replies to “Pastafarians admit to being a religion …

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    Chimera says:

    “Rejection of dogma” ? Hardly !

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    News says:

    Reject the dogma, end up with the dog.

    All that really happened was, someone took them seriously. See, in North America, where you have over sixty jurisdictions north of the Rio Grande with no legal right to make war on anyone, and only two that do (who would not go to war against each other), the scope for unserious behaviour fought out only through cultural channels is very broad.

    Don’t try it in the Middle East or Russia and expect the same results.

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    bornagain77 says:

    The ‘flying spaghetti monster’, the imaginary god of some atheists, that was dreamed up to supposedly ridicule Theists, is actually a perfect god for atheists. All the evidence for Darwinian evolution turns out to rest ‘just so stories’, i.e. on undisciplined imagination (and ad hominem), and not on any observed results in the lab,,,

    “Grand Darwinian claims rest on undisciplined imagination”
    Dr. Michael Behe –
    – 29:24 mark of following video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....fM#t=1762s

    ,,,thus it is only fitting that something dreamed up completely out of the imagination of atheists would be the atheist’s true god (whether they admit it or not), for they truly do put their imagination above everything else in their science.

    of related note:

    Not Understanding Nothing – A review of A Universe from Nothing – Edward Feser – June 2012
    Excerpt: A critic might reasonably question the arguments for a divine first cause of the cosmos. But to ask “What caused God?” misses the whole reason classical philosophers thought his existence necessary in the first place. So when physicist Lawrence Krauss begins his new book by suggesting that to ask “Who created the creator?” suffices to dispatch traditional philosophical theology, we know it isn’t going to end well. ,,,
    ,,, But Krauss simply can’t see the “difference between arguing in favor of an eternally existing creator versus an eternally existing universe without one.” The difference, as the reader of Aristotle or Aquinas knows, is that the universe changes while the unmoved mover does not, or, as the Neoplatonist can tell you, that the universe is made up of parts while its source is absolutely one; or, as Leibniz could tell you, that the universe is contingent and God absolutely necessary. There is thus a principled reason for regarding God rather than the universe as the terminus of explanation.
    http://www.firstthings.com/art.....ng-nothing

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    “The ‘flying spaghetti monster’, the imaginary god of some atheists, that was dreamed up to supposedly ridicule Theists, is actually a perfect god for atheists. All the evidence for Darwinian evolution turns out to rest ‘just so stories’, i.e. on undisciplined imagination (and ad hominem), and not on any observed results in the lab,,,”

    Good point, BA. “Totally madeup” is “good” for their kind of psyche. “Good” being a totally madeup and meaningless term if one wants to be literal about atheism.

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