i cannot hate what does not exist.
- get it?
#5: The Church Started Out as a Parody of Intelligent Design
In 2005, Bobby Henderson, a 24-year-old Oregon State University graduate with a degree in physics, founded the FSM Church for the noblest of reasons: to prove a point. When the Kansas State Board of Education announced its intention to allow the teaching of intelligent design alongside evolution in science classrooms, Henderson sent a letter to the education board as a satirical critique. In the letter, Henderson wrote about his personal theory that the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster 5,000 years ago, and the creature made it look billions of years old for some unknown reason. Henderson said his theory carried equal weight with Intelligent Design and Evolution and should be taught in addition for a balanced perspective. Needless to say, the Board of Education didn’t take Henderson’s request into consideration, but the idea caught on when the letter went viral. This religion is often compared to joke religions such as Jediism, but Henderson insists his religion is the real thing. The FSM faith may sound ridiculous, but if string theory is proven correct, and we’re all tiny pieces of vibrating string, then we could possibly be made in the Flying Spaghetti Monster’s noodly image. (from the internet)