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.

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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.

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