Thursday, 27 May 2010

Flannagan Takes Fork to Spaghetti Monster

Matthew Flannagan of MandM blog is writing an article for the Christian magazine "Investigate" about the "Flying Spaghetti Monster". I assume from the thread on Matthews Facebook status update that in his "Investigate" piece he will be debunking the "Flying Spaghetti Monster"'s attempt to ridicule "Intelligent Design" I am sure he will do an excellent job of that.

Some find that hard to believe, so it may be helpful to tell you a little more about our beliefs. We have evidence that a Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe. None of us, of course, were around to see it, but we have written accounts of it. We have several lengthy volumes explaining all details of His power. Also, you may be surprised to hear that there are over 10 million of us, and growing. We tend to be very secretive, as many people claim our beliefs are not substantiated by observable evidence.

What these people don’t understand is that He built the world to make us think the earth is older than it really is. For example, a scientist may perform a carbon-dating process on an artifact. He finds that approximately 75% of the Carbon-14 has decayed by electron emission to Nitrogen-14, and infers that this artifact is approximately 10,000 years old, as the half-life of Carbon-14 appears to be 5,730 years. But what our scientist does not realize is that every time he makes a measurement, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is there changing the results with His Noodly Appendage. We have numerous texts that describe in detail how this can be possible and the reasons why He does this. He is of course invisible and can pass through normal matter with ease.
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The adherents of the FSM faith are asking for equal time for their belief claiming that it has equal weight to the much older and more accepted Christian belief. Do they have a valid point ? I don't know and look forward to reading Matthews argument.

4 comments:

Madeleine said...

Cool!

The finished product will be available in Investigate magazine from mid June or on or about 1 July on www.mandm.org.nz.

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Anonymous said...

It's sad to see obviously intelligent minds wasting energy on this sort of a topic.
People who want to believe in magic can do so if they wish but why waste time arguing about it.
FWIW
If I wanted to believe in magic I would choose something better than the biblical god. Maybe Harry Potter or Middle Earth stuff. Far more attractive.