The Flying Spaghetti Monster came into pop-atheist culture with a big bang in 2005 when Bobby Henderson brought attention to the idea as a satirical protest to the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to teach intelligent design as an alternative to biological evolution in public schools. Fine, said Bobby. ( And I am paraphrasing here) If we are gonna give weight to one popular fairy tale then we must also teach unfalsifiable ideas like the Flying Spaghetti Monster who maybe, just maybe lives in space and caresses the human race with his noodly appendages. There is after all, as much evidence that there is a Flying Spaghetti monster as there is for any other intelligent designer of the cosmos.
Soon after the FSM burst into the cosmic theocracy, sloppy marinara love was bestowed upon us all and a baby Flying Spagetti Monster was born. When parmesan and sauce get together, anything is possible. There might be even more baby monsters out there.
You can’t prove that there aren’t!
Honor and love the little fella(s) and your friends and family this holiday season by sipping red wine, snacking on cheesy bread and basking in the un-reality that is our collective imaginations.
Oh, and teach science in the science classrooms.