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10 Questions about Pastafarianism and YOU

Postby LungALung » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:09 pm

I've been interested in the teachings of the Flying Spaghetti Monster for a while now, but I've never really delved into it thoroughly but a recent assignment at school gave me the option to immerse myself in pasta. For a recent report I've been assigned for my English class, I was told to immerse myself into a subculture, and I chose Pastafarianism because it's something I've had a interest in. I've spent the last couple of days doing independent research on the Spaghedeity :) but I need help for the next bit. A part of the report is an interview where I ask around 10 questions for someone involved with my chosen topic.

1) When did you convert?
2) Why did you convert?
3) What made you stay?
4) What do you think of the other members of the Church? (Have you found friends, etc.)
5) Are there any negative aspects to believing? And if so, what are they?
6) Positive aspects?
7) How important is it in your daily life?
8) Amusing/Memorable/Interesting/Pastarific story?
9) Impact on the teaching of intelligent design in school?
10) Any regrets?

Feel free to go beyond these basic questions...
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Postby EarthRise » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:20 pm

1) 'round June 2006 or so.
2) Because the FSM is the ultimate truth. Also, the ID movement sucks.
3) The ID movement and its followers
4) They're either assholes or very pleasant people.
5) Abuse from fundamentalists can be unpleasant.
6) The looks I get. They're classic.
7) I live by the FSM's tenets daily.
8 ) I go to school in Clemson, SC. Some old golfer ripped the Darwin decal off my car, but left the FSM.
9) FSM is wonderful for making a statement.
10) I'm still underage... I can't have my beer. (legally.)
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Postby DancingKitty » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:39 pm

1) When did you convert?

Convert? That implies a former state of being.

2) Why did you convert?

See #1

3) What made you stay?

Just got here...in this life.

4) What do you think of the other members of the Church? (Have you found friends, etc.)

Some are nice, others are...

5) Are there any negative aspects to believing? And if so, what are they?

The ID 'cause' is pretty much dead meat. Even the current Ben Stein film is a laughingstock. That leaves FSM as a "cause" sort of in the "Rebel Without a Cause" area, unless the science aspect is actually taken up seriously by the membership. That requires a structure that is lacking.

6) Positive aspects?

Pirates is fun. Reading the old, old material is interesting.

7) How important is it in your daily life?

Meh.

Cool Amusing/Memorable/Interesting/Pastarific story?

Once, there was this interesting thing that happened when you tried to enumerate with parentheses instead of periods. The number 8 comes out as a sunglasses wearing emoticon.

9) Impact on the teaching of intelligent design in school?

Find some place that will admit that it's a part of the curriculum. They've mostly gone back to Creationism, so the teachers don't have to remember the jargon.

10) Any regrets?

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Re: 10 Questions about Pastafarianism and YOU

Postby Clifford » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:13 am

1) Last year, about the time I joined this forum.
2) Read about it in the God Delusion and found it interesting, and coinciding in my own interests.
3) Seemed like fun
4) The other members are cool, though I may question some of their attitudes
5) Expanding off the last point there can be some anti-religious attitudes around these parts, and some believe that this is a parody of religion, where it is not. It is a parody of intelligent design.
6) Funny
7) Depends if I enter an intellectual discussion
8) Forget this one
9) In Britain this is a smal thing but I'm ready to spring into action at any time
10) Not quite, unless that described in my 5
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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:50 am

1) A few months before I registered to these forums.
2) Because I find creationism to be a flawed practice.
3) I had nothing else to do.
4) You cant trust the pirates, or the moderators, or the other members. But they're a laugh as long as you don;t post any personal information, especially to MM, as he'll rape you in your sleep.
5) People think that you actually believe, and that you aren't taking a standpoint against creation. It takes ages to explain it to people.
6) Pasta, pirates and strippers, dude!
7) I don't know what else I would do. Seriously.
8) I cant name one. There are way too many. And most of them aren't G rated.
9) If it happens in my country, I'm going to start a bloody revolution.
10) These forums can suck you in. I waste so much time here, as you can see.
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Re: 10 Questions about Pastafarianism and YOU

Postby Moral Minority » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:58 am

1) July 01 2007, after a great friend descended from accross the pond to open my eyes and turn me away from my life of sin.
2) FSM is the ultimate Inebriated Designer of the universe. RAmen.
3) FSM is the ultimate Inebriated Designer of the universe. RAmen.
4) They are all very intelligent people, albeit meat eaters and hamster killers.
5) No negative aspects.
6) Pasta every Friday, rum, wenches, intelligent discussion, depraved sexual games.
7) Very. I eat pasta every Friday, dress like a pirate whenever I can afford it and preach it to the masses. It gives me hope that I will have endless beer and stripeprs in heaven.
8) Eating pasta with a friend who was nice enough to cook it for me on Friday. He pleases the Noodle greatly.
9) The evolutionist teachers in my school are slowly repenting from their sinful teachings and embracing the good word of the FSM.
10) Had to give up worshiping Anubis, Hel and Vesna.

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Postby lordpunkmonk » Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:13 am

1) I converted after finding this site through chance
2) I converted to help fight against teaching intelligent design in school
3) the proponents of intelligent design have not given up and they are in fact making a movie
4) Most of the members of this forum are intelligent and funny people
5) Yes ever since I became pastafarian I get funny looks at school and even threats
6) Yes you have the feeling that you actualy have a purpous
7) it is part of my personality now
8) well there was the time that a guy came up to me and said he would hit me with a cross
9) It is further causing seperation of church and state to disapear
10) I regret not joining sooner
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Postby Zankou 2.0 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:24 am

EarthRise wrote:10) I'm still underage... I can't have my beer. (legally.)


Solution--Canada!
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Re: 10 Questions about Pastafarianism and YOU

Postby Robbobrob » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:00 pm

1) When did you convert?
a:Last year
2) Why did you convert?
a: Not so much converted, as now has a name for what I really believe.
3) What made you stay?
a: The intelligent humor, taking on a serious subject without getting "too serious" about it.
4) What do you think of the other members of the Church? (Have you found friends, etc.)
a: Smart, funny.
5) Are there any negative aspects to believing? And if so, what are they?
a: Many creationists I know actively pray that I stop being a heathen, have made life less pleasureable on certain message boards I used to frequent.
6) Positive aspects?
a: I love the light hearted approach to dealing with the concepts of what is true and false, and the whole Monty Python-esque feel to it.
7) How important is it in your daily life?
a: Actually fairly important. My job depends on science to be right....I even have the Global Warming graph hung in my cube (great reminder that no matter how pretty the graph, the data must be accurate to be useful).
8) Amusing/Memorable/Interesting/Pastarific story?
a: Everytime I start agreeing with a hardcore creationist, then blurt out Flying Spaghetti Monster.....unravels them every time.
9) Impact on the teaching of intelligent design in school?
a: I am all for it, as long as they play by the rules of science.....no evidence, no mention.
10) Any regrets?
a: That Bobby ever felt the need to write the letter in the first place. And that I do not live in the time of real pirates, ARRRRGH.
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Re: 10 Questions about Pastafarianism and YOU

Postby supertorresmo » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:18 pm

1) When did you convert?
Last Year.

2) Why did you convert?
Because I discovered the truth

3) What made you stay?
The Pasta

4) What do you think of the other members of the Church? (Have you found friends, etc.)
They're crazy but good people

5) Are there any negative aspects to believing? And if so, what are they?
The only negative aspects to believing is to be blind to the reality of the world, but as in all religions I prefer to be dumb and happy

6) Positive aspects?
Pasta

7) How important is it in your daily life?
Very

8) Amusing/Memorable/Interesting/Pastarific story?
Mosey

9) Impact on the teaching of intelligent design in school?
Intelligent Design should be teatched in school only along with the FSM version

10) Any regrets?
Nope

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Postby DaveL » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:19 pm

1) When did you convert?
When a work colleague told me he was writing a book on intelligent design. That was nearly 3 years ago.

2) Why did you convert?

Because science was being undermined by fundamentalism. Hearing my colleague imply I was a dumb scientist.

3) What made you stay?

I found this forum. Humour was an excellent way of dealing with ID's absurdity.

4) What do you think of the other members of the Church? (Have you found friends, etc.)
Cool. I have made some great friends here.

5) Are there any negative aspects to believing? And if so, what are they?
It's parody humour, so it's hard to take seriously. People that get offended by light hearted common sense is the biggest downer.

6) Positive aspects?
We've written some really funny stuff on this forum. Moderating the Pirates. Keeping in touch with others here.

7) How important is it in your daily life?

It adds to it. If I've got something to get off my chest, I'll often do it on the forum.

8) Amusing/Memorable/Interesting/Pastarific story?
Writing the Scriptures with the old gang here (sad they left). Writing the Pirate threads.

9) Impact on the teaching of intelligent design in school?

We are fairly safe in Australia, as it's restricted to private schools only. I do enjoy watching the debate in the US though. I lend my support where I can.

10) Any regrets?
None.
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Postby minicarma07 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:47 pm

1) When did you convert?
February 08
2) Why did you convert?
I was shown this site, and found what I was looking for, common sense and logic all within a religion that isn't one.
3) What made you stay?
Nothing, thats why I stay.
4) What do you think of the other members of the Church? (Have you found friends, etc.)
they make me laugh and think, occasionally want some pasta and beer.
5) Are there any negative aspects to believing? And if so, what are they? religious nuts that go bonkers because they believe their God is the only true God therefore we all are horrible people.
6) Positive aspects?
Making the people in #5 pissed off.
7) How important is it in your daily life?
Its not inforced other then the 8s
Amusing/Memorable/Interesting/Pastarific story? I got a Pirate Fish Tattoo
9) Impact on the teaching of intelligent design in school?
I sure hope it does
10) Any regrets?
NO
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Postby royall » Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:59 pm

1) The moment I heard about it
2) Why not?
3) What didn't?
4) Some might be asshats, but FSM forgives
5) None that I've encountered as of yet
6) How much time do you have? That's not enough time.
7) Very barely.
Nope?
9) What teaching? I'm in NY, there isn't a fundamentalist for miles
10) Nope!
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