Flying Spaghetti Monster

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The Flying Spaghetti Monster is a parody that began as a critique of the Kansas Board of Education's decision to allow the teaching of intelligent design in public schools. Arguing that intelligent design was a thinly-veiled attempt to bring religion into the classroom, Bobby Henderson constructed "Pastafarianism" as a new theological system and argued that it too should be taught alongside evolution and intelligent design.[1] on the notion of "teaching the controversy."

Richard Dawkins uses the flying spaghetti monster in his book The God Delusion attacking belief in God. Some people use a purported belief in the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Pastafarianism as a thinly-veiled attempt to mock Christianity by reducing it to the level of an invented religion like Pastafarianism.

Powers and Abilities

As stated on the official website, the powers of the Flying Spaghetti Monster are as follows:

  • Invisibility
  • Flight
  • Created the whole universe after a night of "Heavy drinking", thereby explaining it's flaws
  • Plants evidence of evolution and alters carbon dating tests with his noodly appendage
  • Can pass through solid matter

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