Pastafarians, Pirates, and Global Warming

Flying spaghetti monster

Flying spaghetti monster (Photo credit: AcidFlask)

Article based on Wiki – “Flying Spaghetti Monster“.  You have got to love Wiki.  I mean how many places can you go to to look up such terms as Pastafarianism and find “Flying Spaghetti Monster” as part of the definition?

I fell in love with this term and idea.  Now, for those of you who looked at the term link above and read through it, don’t get the wrong idea.  I love God, believe in Him with all my heart, and use the abilities He has given me daily.

That’s not what I meant by I fell in love with the term.  It was, actually, the word itself: pastafarianism.  I enjoyed it because when I read it I thought “It deals with spaghetti”, and, indeed, it does.

For those of you waiting patiently for me to redefine the term and go into some details, I will.  I will condense substantially what Wiki has to say on the matter.  Read it all at your leisure.

Pastafarianism is a fake religion; it is a parody created by one man to illustrate a fairly valid argument for evolutionism and against intelligent design.  I am not afraid at all to state it as a “fairly valid” argument.  It is certainly no worse than many other arguments and a darn sight better than some.  This “religion” states that, basically, the universe was created by a drunken flying spaghetti monster.  The Earth is flawed because it was drunk.

The creator of this “religion” states (with some validity) that since we don’t know what God looks like, He could just as well be a flying spaghetti monster.  And, in that point, I suppose he is correct.  We don’t know what God looks like.  My personal belief is that, since God is a spirit or being without substance, I don’t think He “looks” like anything; or, better, He could choose to look like anything.  So, I am not going to argue that point at all.

Let them have the first win by understanding that we don’t know what God looks like.  And so, it continues.  Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is also said to state that Global Warming is caused by the lack of pirates on Earth.  The basic evidence is as valid as the fact that, when I went to college, there was a 1 to 1 correspondence with the number of army jeeps in the army and the number of donkeys in the US.  So, by that statement, if a donkey died, we could expect an army jeep to break down.  So goes statistics.

If you look at the general idea, it is true that global warming has increased and the number of pirates has decreased.

The FSM’s idea of heaven containing a beer factory and strippers along with the thought that hell has stale beer and the strippers have STD s can have as much merit as any other idea.  The belief also is that every Friday is celebrated as a holiday.  Interesting idea and concept.

This entire story came to be because the Kansas State Board of Education was working on its statements concerning evolutionism and the fact that believers in Intelligent Design wanted equal time.  Let’s look at that for a moment.

I was a teacher in a public school.  I did teach Science.  As such, I was obligated to teach evolutionism as the method of the creation of life on Earth.  The students knew I believed in God; they asked me about it; I had to tell them that I wasn’t allowed to lecture them on Creationism.  However, I did let them talk amongst themselves and they chose to discuss God and all of those ideals.  It was not my job to correct them on the matter now, was it?

Since no one knows “how” God created the universe, what is there to fight about?
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How I truly feel about it is this:  I believe that God created the universe.  That means He created the Earth and all the living things on it.  Now, I am a practical and science-oriented person.  So, I have always simply postulated that God created evolutionism, or, its actions.

Why couldn’t people come from animals who came from other animals?  We argue too much about this.  I have always thought that God created a set of rules, conditions, or things that happen and that one of those is that things change.

We watch acorns grow into trees; we see bees pollinate flowers; flowers grow up and become adult flowers that help the pollination process go on.  Now, I have done a lot of reading on breeding plants.  We have added chemicals to crops to help them grow better.  If you pay attention, a mother and a father have two children; those two children may look decidedly different (my sister and I are totally different and sis doesn’t look a lot like either parent).  My point being that, over time, things change, people change.

How big a leap is it to understand, in today’s technological society, that there may be some factors that cause slow but severe changes in the human body?  If we develop antibodies against Cancer and it is, eventually, wiped out, can we not say that humans developed an evolution (or gradual change over time) to Cancer?

I wish people would stop telling us all the things God wouldn’t do and just admit to all the things that God can do.  That would solve a lot of problems, in my opinion.

Namaste,

Scott

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  • abjectbooks  On September 20, 2012 at 1:59 am

    I wholeheartedly I agree on evolution! I never understood why a creator God and an evolutionary process had to be mutually exclusive. It’s such a narrow outlook to attach to a God that is supposed to be all powerful, and have a hand in all things. I’ve heard it argued, and countered with “God created Humans in his image, God is not a monkey.”

    Who are they to say what “in his image” refers to? We live in a universe that science is saying is always physically expanding — where change is constant. God is seen as a constant, but is he necessarily a static one? Humans are a creature that both maintains a viable “self” from childhood through old age, but do they not develop, adapt, and evolve as they move through time? It may be that this is exactly how we mirror God’s image, ever evolving into a more true form of ourselves — fulfilling greater and greater potential.

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    • abjectbooks  On September 20, 2012 at 2:01 am

      I’ll also add becoming ever more capable of greater spiritual depth.

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    • kindredspirit23  On September 20, 2012 at 2:32 am

      besides, every thing else evolves. Heck, we have evolved from being about 5 foot 2 inches as knights to almost 6 feet now. And, I am sorry to open the can of worms, but the Bible says all this and it can be interpreted so many different ways and I don’t think it can be taken literally as far as we have it done.

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  • Jaklyn  On September 5, 2012 at 5:11 am

    i hope you like my poems …. http://poeziilecarlei.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/frunza-batuta-de-vant/

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    • kindredspirit23  On September 5, 2012 at 10:19 am

      Mi-a plăcut citesc poezia ta foarte mult. Vă mulțumim pentru a pune o astfel de frumusețe acolo și să-mi dea o șansă să-l văd. Vă rugăm să păstrați scris.
      îra

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  • Jaklyn  On September 5, 2012 at 4:54 am

    who tell The God not exist,its because don’t feel Him ….i feel God in all around me ,and i’m gratefull for this …..good day Scott anf thank you for the post,wonderfull !!!!

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  • buckwheatsrisk  On September 4, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    i’m with you on this and now i am suddenly craving spaghetti, you think God would make me some? 😉

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    • kindredspirit23  On September 5, 2012 at 12:22 am

      Of course! All He would ask is a little help from you. First, go buy the spaghetti, then take a pot…

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      • buckwheatsrisk  On September 5, 2012 at 11:40 am

        hmmm…i think i would like him to cook it…could you imagine, a meal cooked by God?? how much better could it get than that?! 😉

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