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    Holiday

    Around the time of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, Pastafarians celebrate a vaguely-defined holiday named "Holiday", which doesn't take place on "a specific date so much as it is the Holiday season, itself". Because Pastafarians "reject dogma and formalism", there are no specific requirements for the holiday.[29]

    Pastafarians note the increasing popularity of their holiday at the expense of others, with stores and shops now wishing people "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" -- even George W. Bush's White House Christmas cards wished people a happy Holiday season, leading Henderson to write the President a note of thanks, including an FSM "fish" emblem for his limo or plane.[30]

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    His Noodly Goodness


    Alleged Australian cave drawing?? :-)
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    Sites for endorsements from the intelligentsia. Proves that educated, intelligent people recognize FSM as a spoof and dish a little spoof themselves. What does that say about the rabid haters who offer death threats to the author of the spoof as they defend their religion??>

    http://www.venganza.org/evidence/endorsements1/

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    3. The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the deity of the parody religion "The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster". It was created in 2005 by Bobby Henderson as a satirical protest to the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to require the teaching of...
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    'Spaghetti Monster' is noodling around with faith
    Is the world ready for The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

    Will its revelations — that pirates control global warming, that there's a beer volcano in heaven, and that superstition trumps science every time — overwhelm religious belief for all mankind?

    Probably not.

    Worship of the Flying Spaghetti Monster — "Pastafarianism" as it is known to its adherents — began as a whimsical side dish in last year's standoff between advocates of evolution and intelligent design. FSM, as it is known to its followers, took shape in a protest letter to Kansas officials who were embroiled in a controversy about how to teach students about the origins of life. The parody religion leapt from those pages to become an Internet phenomenon, finding fans among supporters of the theory of evolution —— and receiving e-mailed threats of bodily harm from evolution's opponents.

    "I wrote the letter for my own amusement as much as anything. And it totally snowballed. Some people say I'm going to hell," says FSM's 25-year-old creator, Bobby Henderson, who recently moved from Oregon to Arizona, partly to escape the uproar. But his paperback testament, The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster ($13.95, Villard), which arrives Tuesday, reveals the tenets of the parody religion. A few of them:

    • A "Flying Spaghetti Monster" created the universe, Earth and its creatures, making a few mistakes on the way after drinking heavily from heaven's beer volcano.

    • The FSM hid dinosaur fossils underground to "dupe mankind" about Earth's true age and is the secret force behind gravity, pushing everything downward with its "noodly appendage."

    • The FSM wants everyone to talk and dress like pirates. Global warming is considered a punishment for the relative scarcity of pirates these days.

    • Every Friday is a sloth-filled holy day. Instead of "amen," devotees end missives with "R'amen," in honor of the college student's favorite noodle fare.

    "The Flying Spaghetti Monster is a kind of particularly amusing shell fired off in the ongoing culture wars," says Arizona State University's Lance Gharavi, an editor of The Journal of Religion and Theater. "Ultimately, it is an argument about the arbitrariness of holding any one view of creation."

    Prime-time pasta

    The FSM was born in a satirical letter Henderson sent last year to the Kansas Board of Education, which voted to teach alternatives to evolution in high school science classes. The vote was heralded as a victory for proponents of "intelligent design," who see the hand of an intelligent force rather than natural selection in the evolution of mankind. Intelligent-design advocates such as Lehigh University biochemist Michael Behe believe some biological structures, such as the wagging flagellum tail of some microbes, are too complex to have simply evolved.

    Henderson applauded the board's openness to amending its science standards and called for the addition of pastafarianism to its curriculum. Henderson nominated a sentient spaghetti bowl as his intelligent designer and demanded equal time for his teaching.

    This was set against the backdrop of a court battle and eventual ruling by U.S. District Judge John E. Jones that intelligent design is warmed-over creationism and cannot be taught in a Pennsylvania school district, a victory for evolution advocates.

    So the time was right for the divine entrée.

    The noodly appendages reached for Internet fame last August, when the popular website BoingBoing.com offered a $250,000 prize to anyone who could "produce empirical evidence which proves that Jesus is not the son of the Flying Spaghetti Monster."

    The challenge satirized an earlier creationist award for empirical evidence of evolution and turned FSM into an Internet deity, one that now grandiloquently claims "10 million followers."

    Henderson and his followers satirize creationism in often-tasteless japes, such as a claim that heaven has a stripper factory. Creationism holds that God created human beings in their present form exactly as described in the Bible, a belief held by 53% of people nationwide, according to a recent USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll.

    The FSM gospel contains its own creation myth, guides to propagandizing the faith (including a step-by-step guide to building your own flying spaghetti monster out of pipe cleaners), some pseudoscientific "proofs" of the FSM's existence and many pasta puns. "Some people like the noodle jokes," Henderson says.

    "Clearly, (FSM) theology is ludicrous, but no more ludicrous than intelligent design," says Stephen Unwin, author of The Probability of God, a look at reconciling faith and reason. "Let's see how long it lasts. I doubt it is up to Christianity in its staying power."

    The sublime and the serious

    Henderson, who graduated in 2003 with a physics degree from Oregon State University, says he is as surprised as anyone. When asked whether a higher power is at work, he says, "maybe."

    He wrote his letter to the Kansas school board because he sees the whole notion of "redefining science" to include a role for supernatural forces as destructive to science and society. "I don't have any problem with religion, but it is not science," Henderson says.

    The FSM punctures one of intelligent design's selling points, Henderson says. People who are uncomfortable with both creationism and science can see intelligent design as a more reasonable alternative. Design advocates leave that guiding force creator unnamed. In this way, Henderson says, intelligent design leaves itself open to any creator, even a bowl of pasta.

    "I don't know if (the FSM parody) makes a difference," Henderson says. "People who really need to get it aren't probably listening. But if anything, it might bring some awareness to undecided people out there."

    Florida State University science philosopher Michael Ruse, a critic of creationism, doubts that parodies change anyone's mind about evolution. "However, sometimes parodies outlast the originals," he adds, pointing to the classic Alice in Wonderland, in many ways a poke at math and logic.

    Joke religions are nothing new, of course. The "Church of the Sub-Genius" has mocked campus cults since the 1980s. More than 70,000 Australians declared themselves "Jedi" in their 2001 census. FSM follows in such traditions, Unwin says. "People look for humor out of frustration, when they run into beliefs they find impossible to credit."

    But not everyone finds the FSM so amusing.

    "It's too bad that they'll get attention for this sort of drivel when we have a robust scientific research program that the media doesn't seem to want to write much about," Discovery Institute spokesman Robert Crowther said in an e-mail interview. The Seattle-based institute is the leading think tank for intelligent-design advocates.

    "I'm happy to say I think FSM hurts the evolutionists' program since, by mocking the Christian tradition ... it reinforces the correct impression that there is genuine contempt for biblical faith in that camp," says Mark Coppenger, a pastor who teaches at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. "Besides, the parody is lame, and there are few things more encouraging than cheap shots from one's opponents."

    The FSM also has brought Henderson death threats, which are posted on The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster website (www.venganza.org). "I'm not surprised," says Arizona State's Ghavari, pointing to the furor over Danish cartoons that sparked lethal riots in the Muslim world this year. "People have a strong reaction when you mock their beliefs."

    "I never expected this thing to grow this big," Henderson says, pointing to the 2 million visits in three months his website picked up at the height of last year's intelligent-design ruckus.

    "I'm still trying to get a pirate ship" with the gospel proceeds, Henderson says. He says he'll sail the world to find converts. And best of all, he says, as a religious leader, he'll be applying for tax-exempt status for his voyages.



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    1. The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which includes the Eight "I'd Really Rather You Didn't"s, is a text written by Bobby Henderson that is considered to embody the main beliefs of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti...
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    The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Gospel of the
    Flying Spaghetti Monster
    Cover of The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
    First edition cover – designed to look like a hardback
    Author Bobby Henderson
    Country United States
    Language English
    Genre(s) Holy text, Satire
    Publisher Villard Books
    Publication date 28 March 2006
    Media type print (paperback)
    Pages 192 pp
    ISBN 0-8129-7656-8

    The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which includes the Eight "I'd Really Rather You Didn't"s, is a text written by Bobby Henderson that is considered to embody the main beliefs of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), a religion created as a counter to Intelligent Design (ID).

    Contents

    Captain Mosey and the Eight "I'd Really Rather You Didn'ts"

    While brooding atop Mount Salsa because he couldn't find a pirate ship, Mosey the Pirate captain (a parody of Moses) received some advice from the Flying Spaghetti Monster in the form of ten stone tablets. These were called the "I'd Really Rather You Didn'ts" by the FSM, the "Commandments" by Mosey, and the "Condiments" by his Pirate gang. While there were originally ten "I'd Really Rather You Didn'ts", two were dropped on the way back down the mountain, with eight remaining. This event "partly accounts for Pastafarians' flimsy moral standards." The FSM's commandments address the treatment of people of other faiths, worship of the FSM, sexual conduct, and nutrition. The morals and standards expressed by the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the deity of pastafarians, supposedly said that the simple language of the Eight "I'd Really Rather You Didn'ts" makes them easy to understand for anyone while still maintaining an accurate portrayal of the beliefs and values he'd like his followers to keep in mind.

    The Eight "I'd Really Rather You Didn'ts"

    1. I'd really rather you didn't act like a sanctimonious holier-than-thou ass when describing my noodly goodness. If some people don't believe in me, that's okay. Really, I'm not that vain. Besides, this isn't about them so don't change the subject.
    2. I'd really rather you didn't use my existence as a means to oppress, subjugate, punish, eviscerate, and/or, you know, be mean to others. I don't require sacrifices, and purity is for drinking water, not people.
    3. I'd really rather you didn't judge people for the way they look, or how they dress, or the way they talk, or, well, just play nice, okay? Oh, and get this into your thick heads: woman = person. man = person. Samey = Samey. One is not better than the other, unless we're talking about fashion and I'm sorry, but I gave that to women and some guys who know the difference between teal and fuchsia.
    4. I'd really rather you didn't indulge in conduct that offends yourself, or your willing, consenting partner of legal age AND mental maturity. As for anyone who might object, I think the expression is "go fuck yourself," unless they find that offensive in which case they can turn off the TV for once and go for a walk for a change.
    5. I'd really rather you didn't challenge the bigoted, misogynistic, hateful ideas of others on an empty stomach. Eat, then go after the bitches.
    6. I'd really rather you didn't build multi million-dollar synagogues / churches / temples / mosques / shrines to my noodly goodness when the money could be better spent (take your pick):
      1. Ending poverty
      2. Curing diseases
      3. Living in peace, loving with passion, and lowering the cost of cable
      I might be a complex-carbohydrate omniscient being, but I enjoy the simple things in life. I ought to know. I AM the creator.
    7. I'd really rather you didn't go around telling people I talk to you. You're not that interesting. Get over yourself. And I told you to love your fellow man, can't you take a hint?
    8. I'd really rather you didn't do unto others as you would have them do unto you if you are into, um, stuff that uses a lot of leather/lubricant/vaseline. If the other person is into it, however (pursuant to #4), then have at it, take pictures, and for the love of Mike, wear a CONDOM! Honestly, it's a piece of rubber. If I didn't want it to feel good when you did it I would have added spikes, or something.

    Unintelligent Design

    In the chapter "An Alternate Vision", the suggestion of "Unintelligent Design" is proposed. The argument is that because of all the problems in the world, the Flying Spaghetti Monster must have been drunk, careless, etc. when he first created life. A list of ten examples is given to support this, including such things as disco music, Jar Jar Binks, and the decline of passenger pigeons due to the popular McPidgin Sandwich sold at McDonald's.

    Schneider and Frederick have recently proposed the first scientific proof of "Unintelligent Design" by claiming that the insertion of species Penne rigate into family Rigatone, order Pasta resulted in the creation of a new species of Noodleous doubleous. Schneider considered the only explanation is that this was caused by the holy Flying Spaghetti Monster, whose "noodly appendage intervened".

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    The Flying Spaghetti Monster - Answers in Genesis

    The Flying Spaghetti Monster, a satire on intelligent design and creation, reveals more than irreverence. ... flying-spaghetti-monster. god. intelligent-design ...
    www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2008/01/22/flying-spaghetti-monster

    The Flying Spaghetti Monster

    A harmless joke, a substantial misunderstanding, or a sacrilegious quasi-caricature of the one true God?

    by Peter Galling, AiG–U.S.

    The image is familiar: on the left, the reclining Adam, arm extended casually toward a bearded, robed figure on the right surrounded by an angelic host: Michaelangelo’s The Creation of Adam, a fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

    Flying Spaghetti Monster

    God creates Adam.

    Flying Spaghetti Monster

    The Flying Spaghetti Monster creates Adam.

    Recently, however, this famous image has been showing up (around the web and elsewhere) with God replaced by the “Flying Spaghetti Monster,” the creator deity of a parody religion (the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster). The Flying Spaghetti Monster is (allegedly) exactly what it sounds like: a large, hovering mass of spaghetti with meatballs and eyeballs that, according to this church, created the universe. The religion also has its own gospel, the 192-page-long Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, along with a modicum of satire doctrine (including ideas of heaven and hell and worship practices).

    A Harmless Joke?

    Claiming authenticity, the church supposedly stepped out of thousands of years of secret existence in 2005, when Bobby Henderson, a bachelor’s graduate of Oregon State University’s physics program, sent an open letter to the Kansas school board protesting a decision (since overturned) that allowed some critical analysis of evolution (though not specifically requiring any discussion of intelligent design). In the letter, Henderson wrote:

    Some find that hard to believe, so it may be helpful to tell you a little more about our beliefs. We have evidence that a Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe. None of us, of course, were around to see it, but we have written accounts of it. We have several lengthy volumes explaining all details of His power. Also, you may be surprised to hear that there are over 10 million of us, and growing.

    The letter concludes, “I think we can all look forward to the time when these three theories are given equal time in our science classrooms across the country, and eventually the world; One third time for Intelligent Design, one third time for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, and one third time for logical conjecture based on overwhelming observable evidence.”

    A Substantial Misunderstanding?

    Ironically enough, the “members” of the church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (known as “Pastafarians”), in addition to mocking God himself, are lampooning the Intelligent Design Movement for not identifying a specific deity—that is, leaving open the possibility that a spaghetti monster could be the intelligent designer. Yet much of the motivation behind the Intelligent Design Movement is that by not identifying a creator (or creators), the movement remains free of specific religious content and (so the argument goes) does not violate the First Amendment. Thus, the satire is possible because the Intelligent Design Movement hasn’t affiliated with a particular religion, exactly the opposite of what its other critics claim! This puts the Intelligent Design Movement in a double bind of sorts: if they name a designer, they are accused of being merely a religious theory; if they name no designer, their opponents lambaste their ideas for theoretically allowing pasta monsters as deities.

    Let’s analogize it this way: an investigator and his attaché enter an abandoned warehouse where strange noises have been reported. They carefully examine the evidence before their eyes: a dizzying maze of wires, circuits, microprocessors, and computer cables, along with a large computer monitor and keyboard. Lying beside the contraption are technical schematics and various computer tools. The investigator, examining the plain evidence before him, deduces the obvious: someone has built a supercomputer! Now imagine the dialog that might ensue, with the investigator a stand-in for the Intelligent Design Movement and his sidekick a stand-in for Pastafarians:

    Investigator: Just look at this contraption, Datson: miles of wiring and acres of circuitry, programming manuals strewn about the floor—it’s obvious that someone is building a large computer. But whom, and why?
    Sidekick: How can you possibly determine that this computer was built by someone without knowing who the builder actually was? Based on what you suppose from this scene, could it not have been a large Caesar salad that designed this device?

    Quite obviously, the sidekick’s reasoning skills are wanting: one can establish that certain designs require (or, at least, strongly suggest) a designer without knowing the identity of that designer. The key point of the Intelligent Design Movement has been to bring light to the many signs of design in life—signs that point to a designer—without making attempts to establish who (or what) that designer (or designers) is (or was).

    Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Design, yes, but how do we know the Designer?

    Now, in this scenario, let’s also envision a stand-in representing young-earth creation:

    Friend of computer scientist: Sirs, I appreciate your analysis of this laboratory, but I believe you are both overlooking something rather important. Here is the complete instruction manual written by the computer’s creator—a manual that describes why, how, and when the computer was designed and built! The manual accurately describes everything you see in front of you and more! The computer’s creator has merely gone out to buy more parts at the moment.

    In other words, young-earth creationists view the evidence in light of God’s revelation to us; in reality, Darwinists and intelligent design advocates also view the evidence through their own unproven presuppositions about the way the world works.

    A Sacrilegious Quasi-caricature of the One True God?

    Although our comments up to this point have been in defense of the Intelligent Design Movement, we recognize that the source of the Flying Spaghetti Monster satire is that the Intelligent Design Movement does not identify a designer due to its bottom-up, evidence-oriented look at biology. This appeal is supposed to insulate intelligent design from religious status, allowing it to be presented in public schools (though this strategy has been judicially stymied so far). Intelligent design leaves unclear not only who the designer is, but also why we are here at all. To understand not only creation, but also sin, death, and salvation, people need the special revelation of the Bible—not just the general revelation around us that implies a designer. We know who God is because He told us in His Word, revealing not only that He created us, but also revealing elements of His nature. Be sure to read more on this topic at The Intelligent Design Movement.

    Furthermore, atheists, agnostics, and evolutionists (pardon the overlap) carry their own unanswered questions, such as: Where did the universe come from? How could life originate from abiotic chemicals? What explains the earth’s privileged location in the galaxy?

    We are not worried that Flying Spaghetti Monsterism is going to lure away Christians; rather, the religion’s obvious primary purpose is sardonic humor. Nevertheless, it reflects a growing attitude of mockery toward not just organized religion, but also toward any suggestion that there is something—or Someone—“out there,” beyond ourselves and our fallen notions.

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    1. This is a video of the Flying Spaghetti Monster spotted behind a building in Germany ... 0:16. Flying Spaghetti Monster over Russia, 1957. 113,201 views ...
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    2. Atheist Delusion Butterfly Flying Spaghetti Monster Atheism God Richard Dawkins ... Actually the flying spaghetti monster is a religeon. One of my friends on ...
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      Flying Spaghetti Monster- the Deity of a Parody Religion His Blessed Noodleness:

    I was so taken and amused by this author's writing that I copied/pasted the entire article, comments (ROTFLMAO) and rebuttal (LMAO) - all. The whole enchilada, so to speak. I have not altered nor edited a word of his work.
    Why didn't I merely copy a link/url?? I have had the aggravating, frustrating experience of dutifully doing that, and finding when I went back later to peruse the site that it had been deleted or archived, never to be found again. So now I copy everything in which I am interested. This blog is just for me anyway. If you stumble upon it, ok. Most posts are on draft so there's not much to read.
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    http://allans-perspective.blogspot.com/2009/04/flying-spaghetti-monster.html

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    Tuesday, April 7, 2009

    The Flying Spaghetti Monster!

    There is a group who call themselves "The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster," and if you haven't heard of them yet I will give you a very quick history!

    The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the deity of the parody religion "The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster."

    It was created in 2005 by Bobby Henderson as a satirical protest to the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to require the teaching of Intelligent Design as an alternative to biological evolution in public schools.

    Since the Intelligent Design movement used ambiguous references to an unspecified 'Intelligent Designer' to avoid court rulings prohibiting the teaching of creationism as a science, this presumably left open the possibility that any imaginable thing could fill that role.

    In an open letter sent to the education board, Henderson parodies the concept of intelligent design by professing belief in a supernatural creator, which closely resembles spaghetti and meatballs.

    He furthermore calls for the "Pastafarian" theory of Creation to be taught in science classrooms.

    Due to its recent popularity and media exposure, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is often used by atheists, agnostics (known by Pastafarians as "spagnostics"), and others as a modern version of the Invisible Pink Unicorn.
    Now just so we are all on the same page, I have to tell you in all honesty that your humble author believes in Intelligent Design....... just not anything even closely resembling the theory put forward by the "I.D. Movement" and their attempts to use this as a wedge to introduce Creationism into science!

    Let's just say that the "Church of Allan" believes in a "First Cause," for want of a better word.

    The reason I'm bringing all this up in the first place is because we did an article yesterday about God and religion, and I had the usual nut-bars write and attempt to bring me around to their way of thinking concerning an ultimate reality, salvation, morality and macrame'. (You know, the usual stuff!)

    Well, apparently I'm not the only one that has problems with religious zealots who not only try and push their beliefs on you, but get quite upset if you don't see the light!

    Even though the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a parody, this guy, who failed to see the humor in it as witnessed by this letter will be our featured asshole of the day.

    (I think it was people with the same attitude as this guy who used to burn and drown suspected witches! In other words.... no sense of humor! Oh, and by the way, please excuse the profanity in his letter, only I am allowed to swear on this blog, so I erased his really bad words!)

    Dear dumb ass folowers of FSMism;

    There have been a lot of weird things that i have seen in my life before, but this tops them all.

    Do you really believe that there is/was such a thing as a flying spaghetti monster?

    Seriously, how f***ing old are you?

    I know there’s such a thing as freedom of speech and expression, but this kinda shit should be banned.

    There is only one God and one Holy Word.

    Why don't you people get that?

    How much sense does it make to say that decreasing numbers of pirates lead to an increase in average global temperature? (Huh? -ED>)

    Is that science or some fifth grader trying to sound smart?

    You are the kinds of people I dread to meet in public.

    If I were to ever have the displeasure of meeting your retarded ass, I would probably beat you senseless until your stupid childish mind thought like a normal person and believed in something that sounds correct instead of just saying “Eh, lets make a new religion..and what the hell, our ‘god’ should be a clump of spaghetti. Oh, and it should have eyes and be able to fly. Lets bow down to it and see how many people follow suit!”

    Damn you all to hell!!

    Better yet, somebody should lock you in a f***ing psychiatric ward for further examination because they obviously didnt do that enough when you dumb f***s were born.

    I hope this web page is taken off the web as quickly as it was put up.

    –Sincerly,
    ANNONYMOUS
    Now a couple of points here kids!

    First of all I had to correct a bunch of spelling mistakes. Yes I know I am a rotten speller too, but I at least know how to use "spellcheck!"

    This guy is too stupid to do that, so it's no wonder he fits into the category I talk about in my book: "The Plain Truth About God;" If faith were the result of logical reasoning, we could expect that most intelligent people would by now be converted to one ideology or the other!"

    On top of that, a whole bunch of perfectly sane, kind hearted and well rounded people, (You know, the ones that agree with US!) sent in these comments for your reading enjoyment!

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    -ANNONYMOUS

    You must have skipped church a few too many times - calling yourself a Christian and then talking to us like this makes you an embarassment to your religion and most likely family. Next time have the balls to print your name.

    -I know there’s such a thing as freedom of speech and expression, but this kinda shit should be banned!

    So, apparently you don’t in fact know there is such a thing as freedom of speech. Why are you so threatened by His Noodliness? Does it make you wonder if you have the right Word? Is your god such pussy that he can’t take care of himself?

    -I would probably beat you senseless!

    Hey, I’m looking through that Jesus story and I can’t seem to find the place where Jesus beat people up when they didn’t believe he was the son of God. Could you point out where that it, you hypocritical ChristoZombie.

    -You are the kinds of people I dread to meet in public.

    And yet, chances are very good you have already met us, we are everywhere.

    -Believe in something that sounds correct instead of just saying “Heh, let's make a new religion!"

    Learn how to close quotes, and FSM DOES sound correct. Instead you should be asking what is wrong with you that you don’t see it yourself. How does a Jesus Zombie sound more correct? Why can you accept the idea that a woman had a baby without having sex, the universe was created in 7 days, all the living things in the world lived on a boat for 40 days, etc etc etc, and you can’t accept that God may look like he is made out of spaghetti! Who’s being ridiculous now?

    Damn you all to hell!!

    -Another brilliant discourse by a deluded and self-contradictory xian. Apparently freedom of speech and expression only extends to speech and expression of approved concepts. Sounds suspiciously like ‘annonymous’ (nice spelling there, by the way) is another Nazi wannabe. Typical xian programme - yell at anyone who doesn’t believe the same as them, and if that doesn’t work, kill them. Shithead. Read your fairytale book and live your life the way it tells you before you start to consider yourself the moral equal of anyone, much less their superior. Your attempts to insult us slide by unfelt, since you obviously have no basis to insult anyone.

    -Now this next one makes me sorry I corrected all his mistakes!

    Marks for Annonymous (assuming this is his incorrectly spelt real name)

    Spelling 6/10
    Note the spelling of followers, there’s, don’t, until, didn’t, sincerely.

    Grammar 6/10
    Names should be in title case, not uppercase, ‘kind of’ not ‘kinda’, ‘I’ should be capitalised, ‘FSMism’ is known as ‘Pastafarianism’, non use of title case for ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster’. Otherwise good for a hate mailer with reasonable sentence structure.

    Ability to grasp irony 0/10
    Our belief in there being such a thing as a Flying Spaghetti Monster should be easy to grasp. Shows an inability to spot irony as the graph mentioned is meant to be poor evidence

    Sarcasm 2/10
    Good comparison of Bobbie Henderson to a fifth grader, however, lets themself* down by failing to spot the graphs absurdity is the point (see irony)

    Patriotism 0/10
    Even I, a foreigner from Briton, can see there is a complete inability to grasp that the First Amendment that applies to every American, not just those who have parents who are cousins.

    Christian fervour 8/10
    Can grasp the concept of one God, but seems to think there is only one “Holy Word”, not a bible full. Has a good grasp of spreading the word through beating people senseless, however I cannot give marks for this as current Christian doctrine tends towards loving thy neighbour. Strong willingness to believe in things that “sound right” without relying on evidence or listening to other things. Strong belief in using psychiatric treatment to instill religious dogma!

    Likeness to Charlton Heston 9/10
    A good showing with a “Damn you all to hell!!” line, very reminiscent of Planet of the Apes.

    Overview

    Annonymous tries hard but ultimately is let down by an inability to grasp simple concepts. More worryingly is the threat to beat fellow humans senseless and use of foul language. I strongly recommend Annonymous concentrate on creating a career as a talk radio host, faith healer or sets up as a home maker with his spouse/sibling seeing as it is unlikely they can adapt to civilised society; the scope for social acceptance by non-hicks is very low. Must try harder!


    And one more kick at the cat...! This guy is rathr harsh but I will let him hve the last word!

    -Dear folower of Christianity!

    There have been a lot of weird things that i have seen in my life before, but this tops them all. Do you really believe that there is/was such a thing as an invisible zombie saviour in the sky? Seriously, how old are you? I know there’s such a thing as freedom of speech and expression, but this kinda shit should be… well, I know there’s such a thing as freedom of speech and expression.

    There’s is only one God and one Noodly Word. Why dont you people get that? How much sense does it make to say that Mary gave birth to a genetically distinct child without breaking her hymen? Is that science or some fifth grader trying to sound smart?

    You are the kinds of people I dread to meet in public. If I were to ever have the displeasure of meeting your retarded ass, I would probably talk to you untill your stupid childish mind thought like a normal person and believed in something that makes sound sense instead of just saying “Eh, lets follow an old religion..and what the hell, our ‘god’ should be an invisible 2,000-year-old zombie from the desert. Oh, and it should have wounds and be able to fly. Lets bow down to it and see how many people follow suit!”

    Damn you to the slightly stale beer volcano!! Better yet, somebody should talk to you like they cared about you because they obviously didnt do that enough when you were born. I hope your religion is taken out of your mind as quickly as it was put in. (So it’ll take a while.)

    –Sincerly,
    Jorick


    Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know......!) and is available as an E-Book H E R E! and H E R E! And as a paperback H E R E ! and H E R E !

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    Sunday, July 27, 2008
      Cheney - Unauthorized Bio - Video
    Subject: Unauthorized Bio of Cheney
    Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 03:18:10 -0400
    This is a looong sucker. Probably a half hour or more. And interesting as all hell. Feel free to pass the URL around.
    Dan'l
    http://thefuturewasyesterday.blogspot.com/2008/06/cheney-unauthorized-biography.html

    Thanks to Dan'l at The Future Was Yesterday for this great video.

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      : Dick Cheney is a "Rogue Nation" [VIDEO]

    oldie but a goodie

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    Dick Cheney is a "Rogue Nation" [VIDEO]
    http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/55050

    Dick Cheney's decision to exempt himself from the laws of America can mean only one thing, that he is a nation unto himself.
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    Sunday, January 06, 2008
      Cheney: It's All About The OIL The oil is of major importance, ofcourse but is merely a means to the ultimate goal - world domination.

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    Excerpted From:

    Why Iraq and Afghanistan?

    Cheney Tells All: It's About the Oil

    By MARJORIE COHN

    Now that the rationale provided by Bush & Co. for attacking Iraq is unraveling, it's time to ask what the true motivation was for the rush to war. Many dismissed the signs of antiwar protestors, which read "No blood for oil." But if we connect the oily fingerprints, beginning with Vice President Dick Cheney's, it appears those protestors were right.

    Cheney's energy task force, in a May 2001 report, called on the White House to make "energy security a priority of our trade and foreign policy" and encourage Persian Gulf countries to welcome foreign investment in their energy sectors. In August 2002, Cheney warned a meeting of veterans that Saddam Hussein could seek to dominate the Middle East's vast energy supplies, and said "there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction."

    Before the invasion of Iraq, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld sought to decouple oil access from regime change in Iraq, which, he said, had "nothing to do with oil, literally nothing to do with oil." Rumsfeld, Bush, Secretary of State Colin Powell, and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice all invoked Hussein's weapons of mass destruction and his ties to Al Qaeda, neither of which has materialized to date, as imminent threats to the security of the United States. Three days before the attack on Iraq, Cheney said, "we believe he [Hussein] has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons." That claim, and Bush's Niger uranium statement in his State of the Union address, were bogus.

    When U.S.-U.K. forces took control of Iraq, their first order of business was to secure the oil fields, instead of the hospitals and antiquities museums. Meanwhile, Kellogg Brown & Root was awarded a controversial $7 billion no-bid contract to rebuild Iraq's oil fields. KBR is a subsidiary of Halliburton, the world's largest oil services company, formerly headed by Cheney before he was tapped for vice president. In a 1998 speech to the "Collateral Damage Conference" of the Cato Institute, Cheney said, "the good Lord didn't see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratically elected regimes friendly to the United States. Occasionally we have to operate in places where, all things considered, one would not normally choose to go. But, we go where the business is."

    The business is in Iraq. Since April 2001, the public interest group Judicial Watch has sought public access to the proceedings of Cheney's energy task force meetings, under the Freedom of Information Act. Yet Cheney has fought tenaciously to keep them secret. On July 17, however, Judicial Watch secured some of the documents from the task force, which contain the smoking gun: "a map of Iraqi oilfields, pipelines, refineries and terminals, as well as 2 charts detailing Iraqi oil and gas projects" and "Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts." The documents are dated March 2001, two years before Bush invaded Iraq.

    The Bush administration's October 2001 bombing of Afghanistan, although justified as a response to the September 11 attacks, was also part of U.S. oil strategy. Afghanistan never attacked the U.S. Yet, the U.S. and U.K. ousted the Taliban and secured Afghanistan for the construction of an oil pipeline from Turkmenistan, south through Afghanistan, to the Arabian Sea. Bush had been uncritical of the Taliban's human rights record when Unocal oil company was negotiating for the pipeline rights before September 11. After assuming control of Afghanistan, Bush conveniently installed Hamid Karzai, a former Unocal official, as interim president of Afghanistan. "Operation Enduring Freedom" will allow oil corporations freedom to exploit Afghanistan for profit, while the Afghans continue to live in squalor.

    Likewise, "Operation Iraqi Freedom" has enabled U.S. corporations to exploit Iraq's oil, while thousands of Iraqis continue to die, lose their jobs, and live without electricity. American soldiers are still dying while U.S. taxpayers foot the $3.9 billion monthly bill. Oil has proven to be the most terrible weapon of mass destruction.

    Marjorie Cohn, a professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, is executive vice president of the National Lawyers Guild. She can be reached at: cohn@counterpunch.org


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    Monday, August 20, 2007
      Cheney Says What is Expedient; Lies UPDATE: Video on original post no longer plays. To access playable video, click on highlighted url below:

    http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/60117

    Cheney in '00: Invading Baghdad Would Make Us "An Imperial Power" [VIDEO]

    Posted by Adam Howard at 4:57 AM on August 18, 2007.


    Why is Dick Cheney contradicting statements he made not just in 1994 but also in the year 2000 about the foolishness of an Iraq invasion?

    Iraq: A Tale of Two Cheneys

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    Recently an unearthed CSPAN video of Dick Cheney (then a former defense secretary and considering a '96 run for the White House) from 1994 where he quite reasonably and intelligently argued that invading Baghdad following the Gulf War would have let to a "quagmire" has exploded on the web. The footage has gathered so much steam, and pissed off so many Americans, Cheney's press people were confronted about his inconsistency. The best defense Cheney's defenders could muster: "He was not vice president at the time." Good one guys. Of course they fail to acknowledge that more recently, in August 2000 to be exact, Cheney again repeated the logical position that invading Baghdad would not be worth the loss of lives, money and stability in the Middle East.

    Was he lying? Did 9/11 really "change everything"? What is with this guy? John Nichols of The Nation chats with Keith Olbermann and he argues that Cheney's thinking on Iraq has never changed privately even if it has shifted publicly. In '94 he didn't want to seem to hawkish when he was thinking of running for president and in '00 he didn't want to expose his ideology too much when campaigning to be the vice presidential nominee. Nichols feels that this reflects a political cynicism that he hasn't seen since Richard Nixon or maybe before too. This goes back to college in the early 60's where Cheney's old professors say he had a simplistic view of the world and dreams of unchecked presidential powers. He was simply giving the safe answers at a time when the public wouldn't have tolerated an invasion.

    After 9/11, Cheney seized the moment, changed all this rhetoric and was rarely if ever called out on his lies. This is why Nichols says, "Dick Cheney is a dangerous man." Check out the video to your right for more.

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    Tagged as: iraq war, cheney

    Adam Howard is the editor of PEEK.

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