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Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
The Holy Colander, blessed of His Noodlyness because He Boiled for Us inside it, has once again confirmed its rightful place among the Holiest of religious head garments! Aaron Williams, an Egg Harbor NJ Pastafarian and Sauced Beyond Marinated, has paid tribute to the just Licencing Laws of New Jersey and honoured Lord Glob by wearing the Holy Colander for a renewal photo. Joining Niko Alm with the desire to etch his devotion to the One True Monster in perpetuity, Aaron insisted that the Colander did not breach the Licencing Law. Despite Aaron Spreading the Truth, the Unenlightened, dedicated as they are to the Law of New Jersey, were compelled to refer this Holy Matter to the State. Here are some excerpts of Aaron’s Epistles of Enlightenment to the MVC from the original South Brunswick Patch report written by Davy James:

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Secret Symbolism of Ganesha in Hinduism "Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakotee Sama Prabha Nirvighnam kuru mey Deva, Sarva kaaryeshu Sarvadaa" Ganesha, the son of Parvati is celebrated in India as one of the most generous and kind hearted, among a pantheon of Gods, Goddesses and other deities that are worshiped in India. The countless number of Gods of India perhaps signifies a time when a huge number of humans living on Earth were aware of their true divine nature, hence were considered Gods. There have also been many things that have been misinterpreted or lost in translation somewhere ... For instance the 33 crore Gods of India is actually a direct reference to the 33 different kinds of families which were considered Gods in their time.

Almost five million Australians says they have no religious beliefs A Christmas church service at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne. Picture: Josie Hayden Source: News Limited WE love Christmas and spend billions celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, but according to a report, Australians are losing their religion. In the past 100 years, the number of Australians reporting on the national census that they have "no religion" has jumped from one in 250 in 1911 to more than one in five in 2011.

Paintings from the Heart ~~ Galleries by Roslyne Sophia Breillat "Throughout all early and indigenous cultures, the female spirit was honoured for her divine creative power and her spiraling transformations of birth, death and renewal"… from Spirit of Earth ~ The Way of the Goddess These images emanate the ancient primal mystery resting within the heart and womb of every contemporary woman… Embodying the inherent wildness of the female essence, each one tells a unique story within a rich profusion of vibrant joy, glowing colour and intricate detail… Embracing woman’s innate union with Mother Earth’s loving wisdom, they are a mythical offering that touches the spirit and opens the heart… Click on individual images to reveal larger image with accompanying poem… Each painting is created with mixed media on canvas...

Parody religion A parody religion or mock religion is an imitation belief system that challenges spiritual convictions of others, often through humor, satire, and/or burlesque (literary ridicule). Often created to achieve a specific purpose related to another belief system, a parody religion can be a parody of several religions, sects, gurus, cults, and or new religious movements at the same time or a parody of no particular religion, instead parodying the concept of religious belief. In some parody religions, emphasis is on making fun and being a convenient excuse for pleasant social interaction among like-minded, e.g. the Church of the SubGenius. Other parody religions target a specific religion, sect, cult, or new religious movement. One approach to parody religion aims to highlight deficiencies in particular pro-religious arguments — the thinking being that if a given argument can also be used to support a clear parody, then the original argument is clearly flawed.

Argumentum ad Monsantium It’s my favorite new logical fallacy, the “Appeal to Monsanto”, the world’s largest producer of biotech agriculture seeds. This is the logic that compels many anti-GMO activists to reply to any argument in support of biotech crops with “So you love Monsanto?” It’s so wonderful because it combines many other logical fallacies into one, and is thus a great time saver. For example: It poisons the well (cloaks a viewpoint with negative weasel words) by associating the scary, evil word Monsanto.It’s a non-sequitur (a logical association that does not follow). Pantheism for Dummies (I mean “Dittoheads”) –Part 1 of 2 Finger Pointing at the Moon For Dummies Oh, Rush. You’ve done it again. One could build a fairly comprehensive dictionary just by taking the definitions you give to words that you don’t understand, and writing the opposite.

Flying Spaghetti Monster “I think we can all look forward to the time when these three theories are given equal time in our science classrooms across the country, and eventually the world; One third time for Intelligent Design, one third time for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, and one third time for logical conjecture based on overwhelming observable evidence.”~ Bobby Henderson (pasta be upon him) “Hail meatsauce, full of beef. The Spaghetti Monster is with you...” “Come, Holy Sauce, Creator blest, and, in our pasta, give us thy rest...” His Noodliness, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the ultimate truth in the universe. It is the central point of worship in the religion commonly known as Flying Spaghetti Monsterism or Pastafarianism, according to which it is The Creator and Overseer, watching our lives and our world, changing them as it sees fit, by use of his most holy noodly appendage.

Urasenke: Activities The London Branch of the Urasenke Foundation is open to all who have an interest in Chado, The Way of Tea. It is our aim to disseminate the Way of Tea in the United Kingdom through lectures, demonstrations, training and Tea gatherings. For those who are interested in learning more about this important part of Japanese culture and to experience at first hand its special values, participation in the activities of the Branch are possible at several levels. For those who are totally new to the Way of Tea. An introduction to the Way of Tea is given on the first and third Fridays of each month at the 'Waei-an' Tea room in the Urasenke Gallery of the British Museum (5th floor).

Irreligion by country World nonreligious population by percentage, Dentsu Institute (2006) and Zuckerman (2005)[1] Irreligion, which may include atheism, agnosticism, ignosticism, antireligion, skepticism, freethought, antitheism, apatheism, non-belief, secular humanism, and deism, varies in the different countries around the world. About 16% of the world population (1.1 billion people) are estimated to be nonreligious.[2] Science denialism at a skeptic conference On Mars right now, an earthling-built mechanical spider-scientist is driving around and learning the secrets of our sister world. It is doing so after a months long journey, remote controlled by people tens of millions of miles away. What an amazing time to be alive, to witness such wonders of science. This makes it all the more jarring to see how science is routinely attacked by subsets of the very same group of earthlings who can harness its power to accomplish such amazing feats. Readers of this space can probably readily summon examples to mind: biology textbooks in Louisiana, denial of climate change, attacks on the usefulness of vaccinations. As scientists and skeptics, many of us have grown to expect this sort of attack on science from conservative and religious corners, and that is undoubtedly true.

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