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What I have a problem with is religion posing as science. If there is a god and he’s intelligent, then I would guess he has a sense of humor.

Wise words, but not mine, but Bob Henderson’s.

In case you’ve never heard of him: Bob Henderson is the prophet of the Pastafarians, who “believe” that the world was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster. This religion has its origin in an open letter sent to the Kansas State Board of Education in protest of the requirements at school to teach intelligent design as an alternative to biological evolution.

Within only 2 1/2 years this religion has gained an enormous number of followers, probably in the millions. (I first had “religion” rather than religion in the previous phrase, but I removed the quotes.)

I’d heard of the FSM (Flying Spaghetti Monster) before, and I really have to get myself one of those bumper stickers, but I while reading up on the eight “I’d really rather you didn’t”s I also realized that I should really read more classical philosophy, as Russell’s teapot was completely new to me.

If you prefer more aesthetically pleasing deities, then maybe the Invisible Pink Unicorn might be the right god for you.


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