Aug 17, 2005
A New Religion Is Born
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Flying Spaghetti Monster is the deity of a religion, known as Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, started on the Internet by Bobby Henderson as a parody of the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to allow intelligent design to be taught in science classes alongside evolution. Henderson submitted an open letter to the Kansas Board of Education demanding that the Flying Spaghetti Monster be given equal time in classrooms along with other religious creation beliefs. The 'religion' has since become an Internet phenomenon garnering many followers (sometimes referring to themselves as 'Pastafarians') preaching the word of their 'noodly master' as the One True Religion."