The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is an international religion that has been revealed to Captain Mosey and later to Bobby Henderson. Both are considered prophets of this religion since the former received directly from the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) the Eight Commandments, which form the Pastafarian code of conduct. Later, Henderson became a prophet when he denounced the decision of the Kansas State Board of Education allowing the teaching of the hypothesis of intelligent design in public schools alongside the Theory of Evolution.
Henderson denounced that if the hypothesis of intelligent design, defended by fundamentalist Christian sectors, was taught in classes, the theory of intelligent design advocated by Pastafarianism should also receive this privilege.
How to become a Pastafarian?
The conversion to Pastafarianism is a straightforward process with few steps and no cost. Basically, anyone who wishes to profess this religion should declare that he or she has been touched by the noodly appendages of FSM. After a 30-day period to try the religion, it is possible to return to the old religion professed before conversion, if the new religion doesn’t fulfill the expectations.
Henderson developed a set of beliefs in his open letter to the State Board, which he subsequently published on his website. After reaching wide notoriety, he ended up publishing a book in which the Pastafarian main beliefs are exposed in greater detail. One of these beliefs tells that the FSM is invisible and its presence undetectable. Also, the FSM created the universe in a state of drunkenness, which is why the world is imperfect. His appendages constantly and invisibly guide human behavior, and the scientific evidence in favor of evolution has been manipulated by him to test our faith.
Pastafarians also believe that global warming is a product of the decline in the number of pirates since the nineteenth century, so in order to save the earth and defeat climate change, Pastafarians must dress completely in pirate clothing.