Monday, August 5, 2013

Ramen! Statue Of Flying Spaghetti Monster Built Near Tennessee County Courthouse

From the wide-ranging surfing of ellroon, we learn of an effort by a Tennessee couple who are members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to treat the public space of a Tennessee courthouse with the same respect for the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as has been shown by many Christian sects, i.e., by ignoring the First Amendment altogether and placing their religious display outside the courthouse:

Actually, in the original picture, it appears that the FSM sculpture is on the corner of a concrete slab quite possibly on the property adjoining the courthouse lawn. But if that's not the case, I'll excuse the building of a religious icon on government property, because... because I am a true Pastafarian, a believer in the religion of the FSM as the one true religion, and of course any government in America must promote the one true religion! [/irony]

Meanwhile, I found a recent post on the FSM site containing a video of well-known science writer and vociferous defender of the theory of evolution, Richard Dawkins, interviewing equally vocal defender of the dogma of creationism, Wendy Wright. I was able to watch about half of it before my absurdity fatigue set in and forced me to shut it off; let me know how you fare. All I can say is that, measured by his patience, Dawkins is a (secular) saint.

As for the FSM, may you all be touched by His Noodly Appendage. Ramen!

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