Pastafarianism and the Future of Political Protest

 Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster ‘Pastafarian’ makes statement

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster came out of a satirical open letter written by Henderson in 2005, protesting the Kansas State Board of Education’s decision to allow teaching Intelligent Design as an alternative to evolution in public schools.

On the website, Henderson notes not just atheists can be members of the church — it welcomes any kind of believer.

“We are not anti-religion,” Henderson states on his website. “We are anti-crazy nonsense done in the name of religion. There is a big difference. Our ideal is to scrutinize ideas and actions but ignore general labels.