Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster by Bobby Henderson

The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Bobby Henderson.  New York:  Random House Publishing Group, 2010.  e-book, 152 pps.

For those who are not familiar with the Flying Spaghetti Monster, head over to http://www.venganza.org/ for a thorough introduction to his noodly appendages.  Pastafarians, like Discordians and those who worship at the feet of the Invisible Pink Unicorn (bless her holy hooves), are a happy lot.  The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a terrific intro to the anti-dogma involved in this particular religious lifestyle.

We Pastafarians are pirates through and through.  It is not enough to don the outfit as if we were celebrating a continuous Hallowe'en.  One must BE a pirate to the core.  The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster points this out and introduces new converts and others to our holy days [Fridays] and our version of Heaven [replete with a stripper factory and a beer volcano].

Bobby Henderson does an excellent job pointing out exactly what is wrong with scientists, evolution, and the Christian version of Intelligent Design.  It makes more sense that the universe is composed of strings in the image of the F.S.M.  Henderson also points out that eating pasta is infinitely more satisfying than eating wafers that taste like cardboard.

sapphoq reviews says:  Although The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is slow-moving at time, I endorse this holy book as something that is needed.  Highly recommended of course.  R'Amen!

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