The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

The Pastafarian bible is the sacred text of Pastafarianism and is best known as The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. This book relates the religion’s main beliefs, and includes the Eight Commandments and a creation myth, in addition to Pastafarian holidays, among other things.

The book was made by initiative of Villard Books publishing, noting the increasing popularity gained by the letter sent by Bobby Henderson to the Kansas State Board of Education. The publisher asked him to further develop the ideas expressed in his letter, in which he satirically criticized creationism beliefs.

The Pastafarian creation myth

In The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), there is a cosmogonic myth according to which, the FSM created the world 5,000 years ago, splitting the skies from the waters. But, as he could not remain long on the water and he got tired of flying, he decided to create the land and a beer volcano for his entertainment.

The beer from the volcano caused him a hangover, which led him to create the sky, the seas, and the land for the second time, and also created a dwarf called man, who lived happily with his wife in the Olive Garden, until the FSM drowned them in a global flood caused by a kitchen accident.

All evidence refuting these facts was planted on purpose by the FSM, to confuse the scientists and prove the faith of the faithful Pastafarians.

The Eight “I’d Really Rather You Didn’ts”

In the Gospel also appear the Eight Commandments or “I’d Really Rather You Didn’ts”, which are the mandatory precepts for the Pastafarians. These commandments describe the kinds of worship, the daily dealing with other beliefs and the behavior of the followers. These commandments were directly given on stone tablets to the prophet Captain Mosey by the FSM.

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