Friday, October 07, 2005

Have you been touched by His Noodly Appendage?

Have you heard of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? Well, now you have. The Flying Spaghetti Monster is the deity of the religion called (oddly enough) Flying Spaghetti Monsterism. This religion was created as a joke by Bobby Henderson in response to the Kansas Board of Education's debating about teaching Intelligent Design. The text of the original letter can be found here. And, oddly enough, I think that Mr. Henderson has made an excellent point. It's not the one that he thinks he's making, mind you, but it is an excellent point. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that most religions believe that the world was created by one or more deities. They may or may not be the deities that are currently running the show, but, for most of history, humanity has believed in Intelligent Design. So what? Is this really a triumph for Christianity? Have we really made gains if some people say that maybe, just maybe, there's some Being out there that made all this? I think not. Because, unless we're talking about the God of the Bible, then it's all just more idolatry. As far as Intelligent Design is concerned, the Flying Spaghetti Monster could explain all the evidence at hand. Yet, at the risk of stating the blindingly obvious, Pastarianism is not Christianity. Until people believe in Biblical Creation and acknowledge the Creator rights of the God of the Bible, then we have not won. Intelligent Design is not a victory for us. Just ask the Flying Spaghetti Monster.


Blogger jonponder said...

perhaps you are correct, but the intelligent design movement was not done in the interest of supporting a religious principle (which many people erroniously categorize them as the 'religious right'), but was started in the interest of SOUND SCIENTIFIC METHOD.

teaching that there is NO such thing as intelligent design is endorsing atheism, which is it's own religion, but with a much more subtle deity... self.

10/28/2005 04:29:00 PM  

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