On the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Sometimes I agree with my brother–the Internet is the greatest single contributing factor in the decline of humanity’s collective intelligence. Witness the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Satire. Parody. Mockery. Make of it what you wish.

The Flying Spaghetti Monster may have created the universe. Or not. It puts me in mind of the cosmic sneeze that might have created the universe in Hitchhiker’s Guide.

And yet, the letter on the beliefs of Pastafarianism makes for strangely compelling reading. Even if it’s a total joke.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

One thought on “On the Flying Spaghetti Monster

  1. How dare you denegrate the one true belief! I read of the FSM, and the clouds cleared from my mind and a veil was lifted from my eyes! It all makes sense! The laughable “scientific method”, why ravioli appeared in most civilizations despite no contact between them, and the rise of global warming vis a vis the decline of Pirate populations!

    I am shocked a man as learned as you Allyn does not know the TRUTH when he reads it!

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