FSM “Expelled”

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“Everything that exists was created by a loving Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM)…” is the credo of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

However, the concept has met with significant suppression from the Ivory Tower Academia. In a hard hitting video, soon to be released worldwide, the producers of “FSM Expelled” expose the real controversies which are not being taught by the Ivory Tower Academia.

Read on…

29 Comments

Very well done. Glad to see some fellow Canucks taking up the battle for his noodley goodness.

I am looking forward to the review by the Toronto-based Canadian “journalist”.

BTW, wasn’t that exactly Stein’s text?

The only thing expelled here is humor; I wouldn’t pimp something so transparently vapid and socially inept.

Sure you would bobby, you do it all the time. The web is littered with the effluent of your efforts to promote even sillier notions. Remember the tasmanian wolf?

Sheehs, you’re an idiot.

no hugs for thugs, Shirley Knott

Robert O’Brien:

The only thing expelled here is humor; I wouldn’t pimp something so transparently vapid and socially inept.

You do realize that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a parody of Creationism and Intelligent Design, right?

Or, do you feel that there is a social stigma against parodying and satirizing religion?

Shirley Knott:

Remember the tasmanian wolf?

I’m afraid not hayseed. Please fill me in.

Stanton:

You do realize that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a parody of Creationism and Intelligent Design, right?

Yes. It is an exceedingly lame, socially inept one.

Socially inept? I was not aware that internet parodies had a social life.

Robert! Really! where have you been?

Robert O’Brien:

Shirley Knott:

Remember the tasmanian wolf?

I’m afraid not hayseed. Please fill me in.

Hayseed? Are you implying I should be ashamed of my ancestors or my locale? What an odd stance to take…

But I’m not surprised you’ve repressed the Tasmanian WOlf episode. You were brutally schooled in the realities of nested hierarchies, common descent, the validity, and lack thereof, of visual comparisons in contrast to actual morphology, etc.

Remember now:

http://www.richarddawkins.net/forum[…]amp;p=774133

?

One of many incidents in which you embarrassed yourself on Richard Dawkins forum, and hardly the only forum on which you’ve proven you’re a fool and a mental incompetent.

no hugs for thugs,

Shirley Knott

Shirley Knott:

Robert O’Brien:

Shirley Knott:

Remember the tasmanian wolf?

I’m afraid not hayseed. Please fill me in.

Hayseed? Are you implying I should be ashamed of my ancestors or my locale? What an odd stance to take…

But I’m not surprised you’ve repressed the Tasmanian WOlf episode. You were brutally schooled in the realities of nested hierarchies, common descent, the validity, and lack thereof, of visual comparisons in contrast to actual morphology, etc.

Remember now:

http://www.richarddawkins.net/forum[…]amp;p=774133

?

One of many incidents in which you embarrassed yourself on Richard Dawkins forum, and hardly the only forum on which you’ve proven you’re a fool and a mental incompetent.

no hugs for thugs,

Shirley Knott

You need to cite whatever it is you have in mind, Gomer.

Shirley Knott:

Robert O’Brien:

Shirley Knott:

Remember the tasmanian wolf?

I’m afraid not hayseed. Please fill me in.

Hayseed? Are you implying I should be ashamed of my ancestors or my locale? What an odd stance to take…

But I’m not surprised you’ve repressed the Tasmanian WOlf episode. You were brutally schooled in the realities of nested hierarchies, common descent, the validity, and lack thereof, of visual comparisons in contrast to actual morphology, etc.

Remember now:

http://www.richarddawkins.net/forum[…]amp;p=774133

?

One of many incidents in which you embarrassed yourself on Richard Dawkins forum, and hardly the only forum on which you’ve proven you’re a fool and a mental incompetent.

no hugs for thugs,

Shirley Knott

My name is Robert O’Brien, gomer, not Robert Byers, who is apparently the person you have in mind.

Rich:

Robert! Really! where have you been?

Rich! You are one of only two things that can halt my PT trolling. (The other being “Forever Young” by Alphaville.)

I’ve been sorta busy with school and helping to analyze cognitive data. I still would like to take up your suggestion to post a video on the old earth in an attempt to penetrate the vapor canopy of ignorance that surrounds the youtube YEC contingent but I want to wait until I can do the subject justice.

Robert O’Brien:

Stanton:

You do realize that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a parody of Creationism and Intelligent Design, right?

Yes. It is an exceedingly lame, socially inept one.

However, you must understand that if the new standards pass in Florida, it will be perfectly legal to teach FSMism in public school science classes. I would say it’s more of a legal beware at this point than a creationism parody.

R O’B and Stanton sparred thusly…

Stanton: You do realize that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a parody of Creationism and Intelligent Design, right?

R O’Brien: Yes. It is an exceedingly lame, socially inept one.

Actually, no.

Like all good parody, it worked because it elegantly cut close to the bone. It was many things, but “lame” and “inept” weren’t one of them.

The FSM encapsulated nicely all the real weakness of the Creationist argument. Though Creationists flailed and sputtered mightly about how FSMism was a just a “lame” parody and Creationism was the One True Answer™, they utterly failed to supply one single significant difference between the two, other than the fact that we know exactly who made up the FSM.

Robert O’Brien:

The only thing expelled here is humor; I wouldn’t pimp something so transparently vapid and socially inept.

Oh, but you have, ROB. You have.

Robert OBrien Wrote:

I still would like to take up your suggestion to post a video on the old earth in an attempt to penetrate the vapor canopy of ignorance that surrounds the youtube YEC contingent but I want to wait until I can do the subject justice.

I guess that means we’re in for a loooong wait, folks.

stevaroni:

R O’B and Stanton sparred thusly…

Stanton: You do realize that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a parody of Creationism and Intelligent Design, right?

R O’Brien: Yes. It is an exceedingly lame, socially inept one.

Actually, no.

Like all good parody, it worked because it elegantly cut close to the bone. It was many things, but “lame” and “inept” weren’t one of them.

The FSM encapsulated nicely all the real weakness of the Creationist argument. Though Creationists flailed and sputtered mightly about how FSMism was a just a “lame” parody and Creationism was the One True Answer™, they utterly failed to supply one single significant difference between the two, other than the fact that we know exactly who made up the FSM.

I’m surprised the Creationist don’t recognize a good parody when they one. After all they manage to parody science all the time. On second thought they have a really lame parody of science.

Yes. It is an exceedingly lame, socially inept one.

I agree that ID itself is its best own parody but the FSM is a close runner up. Both may be equally inept though.

Except that the Church of the FSM has a clearly defined usefulness.

PvM:

Yes. It is an exceedingly lame, socially inept one.

I agree that ID itself is its best own parody but the FSM is a close runner up. Both may be equally inept though.

I agree that the ID of Behe-Dembski is a parody of itself. (Although, at least Dr. Behe has the good taste not to make fart videos of his ideological opponents.)

Rick R:

Except that the Church of the FSM has a clearly defined usefulness.

For the pocket-protector-carrying, coke-bottle-beglassed, high-water-pants-wearing crowd, perhaps.

Nigel D:

Robert OBrien Wrote:

I still would like to take up your suggestion to post a video on the old earth in an attempt to penetrate the vapor canopy of ignorance that surrounds the youtube YEC contingent but I want to wait until I can do the subject justice.

I guess that means we’re in for a loooong wait, folks.

Maybe like, the O’Brine Explosion? ;-) Salt o’Earth. Front-loaded. Double barreled. (Sorry if this is ad-“hominem”. Ad-primature? Never could get a handle on this thar Latrin. But you axed for it, see.)

Robert O’Brien vomited- “For the pocket-protector-carrying, coke-bottle-beglassed, high-water-pants-wearing crowd, perhaps.”

Au contraire. FSM works wonders for making creationists look as asinine in the public sphere as they deserve.

And, of course, for “academic freedom” bills.

Watching this vid makes me wonder why they needed three and a half million dollars to make Expelled.

Watching this vid makes me wonder why they needed three and a half million dollars to make Expelled.

Maybe their take-home is a percentage of the amount spent?

Pastafarianism, the religion of Flying Spaghetti Monster believers, is a fine example of belief trumping evidence … a simpler version of I.D./Creationism vs. Evolution.

Pastafarians claim that there is a direct correlation between the increase in global warming and the decrease in the number of pirates in the world. They provide “evidence” to support their claims. http://www.venganza.org/about/open-letter/ They claim that their theory stands up to scientific scrutiny.

(Leave aside the question of describing any causal relationship between the purported FSM, the census of the world’s pirates and global warming trends. They do.)

Their data is false. They just made it up. Then they charted what they made up. Why did they make that particular chart of made up data? It just, “looks right”. Surprise, it supports their conclusion too!

In fact, over the past decade+ the number of pirates worldwide has been growing at an alarming rate … And so have global warming trends/effects.

But they don’t want to hear any contradictory evidence. They already KNOW THE TRUTH!

Pastafarianism is not merely “a parody of Creationism and Intelligent Design”.

Pastafarianism is also “a parallel of Creationism and Intelligent Design”.

Pastafarianism is also not “an exceedingly lame, socially inept” “parody of Creationism and Intelligent Design”.

Pastafarianism is an remarkably accurate & revealing “parody of Creationism and Intelligent Design”. (With believers no less fervid than found among the Creationist’s camp.)

While Pastafarians are often “exceedingly lame, socially inept” I will gladly forgive them their dress-up games & theme parties and hope they all get happily laid.

I will not forgive their bad science.

Pasta la vista!

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