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September 01, 2008 – Comments (6)

In a post by Hondo 928, where he poses the question "Are all Obama Supporters this Stupid" right in the title, which caused me to investigate just how stupid Obama supporters are, I learned that Hondo describes Obama supporters as "Liberal", "well educated", "smart", "plentiful" and apparently quite "romantic".

Well, flattered and blushing, I continued reading until I came across this response by blake303, which apparently is true, and the response by lordz, my most dedicated responder in all of fooldom. In his post he encourages the teaching of Intelligent Design, possibly at taxpayer expense in our Public schools. 

#19) On August 30, 2008 at 10:31 PM, blake303 (< 20) wrote:

While you are plagiarizing wikipedia, don't forget to mention that Palin supports the teaching of intelligent design.  She must be another one of the smart ones you are referring to.

#20) On August 30, 2008 at 10:39 PM, LordZ (94.52) wrote:

Whats wrong with intelligent design ?

Whats wrong with teaching other possibilities in how things came to be ?

 Delighted by the opportunity to find agreement between lordz and myself I could not refrain from posting. Hopefully our agreement on ID (Intelligent design) will bring lordz and I closer together and I will chow a large plate of spaghetti in reverence of the great Flying Spaghetti Monster who in his infinite sauce placed this plate of opportunity on the table we all share.

I would also like to take this opportunity to invite all Fools to visist the online Chuch of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and consider changing their lives to one of pirating. Pirating as we all know is the solution to global warming, although I believe that support of renewable energys will also help and I believe that such efforts are held in highest regard by his Noodliness. The church may or may not give a damn about that opinion.

It is my hope that Fools will be inspired to join the Ten Million devoties of the World Famous Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and learn of the original letter to the Kansas School board which led our great religion back into the mainstream. Perhaps Church Members will join us here too.

While you are there you may also wish to view the FSM (Flying Spaghetti Monster) as depicted in pumpkins, and view some of the evidence of his existence. I personally enjoyed page four of the Academic Endorsements, and please feel encouraged to add your own, after dinner of course.

I also feel it is educational and amusing and profitable to read the "about" link, scoll down on the home page for sightings of His Noodliness, the first of which has me slightly concerned, and visit the "hate mail" page for a shameless giggle or guffaw at the expense of disbelievers.

Ramen.

 

6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On September 01, 2008 at 12:45 AM, dinodelaurentis (74.73) wrote:

o yea, brother. in his name be praised and please pass the parmesean.

all theories are equal. if you refuse the evidence before your eyes, the emporer's new clothes are just fine.

one would have to be a Fool to say otherwise...

i think i read that somewhere. what were the authors names???

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#2) On September 01, 2008 at 2:26 AM, AnomaLee (28.69) wrote:

It's true that global warming has an inverse relation to the number of pirates in the world.

I like pirate attire and pasta does that make me a Pastafarian...

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#3) On September 01, 2008 at 7:04 PM, RainierMan (75.99) wrote:

Fantastic post. I'm a believer.

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#4) On September 01, 2008 at 8:13 PM, oldfashionedway (35.78) wrote:

Genesis 2:2  On the seventh day, having finished his task, God rested from all his work.

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    We all "worship" something or someone whether we admit it to ourselves or not.   Due dilligence is recommended in making a choice-  the consequences may be eternal.

     Albert Einstein-  oft quoted comment to Max Born in reference to quantum mechanics, "God does not play dice with the universe."

    Albert Einstein-  in reference to himself, "When God created the ass, he gave him a thick skin."

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From Howard Gardner's book Creating Minds p. 130-  

...All these biographical and philosophical considerations add up to a complex, but not completely inexplicable, state of affairs.  Einstein was a man of seeming contradictions:  an individual in some ways young, in other ways mature beyond his years; a nonbeliever who spent much time thinking about God; a pacifist who stimulated the production of the most deadly weapon in history; a scientific radical who spent his last years seeking to refute the radical new scientific paradigm; a scientist whose own standards as a theoretician were quintessentially aesthetic; an individual obsessed by the physical world, who pondered timeless matters as well as the concept of time, yet also one who devoted many hours to addressing the mundane problems that beset the humans of his era.

     Despite these apparently mixed messages, Einstein's scientific genius, his aesthetic and religious sense, and his involvement with the world's problems may add up to a coherent human being.  Reflecting on Einstein's many strands, the historian of ideas Isaiah Berlin suggests that the kind of direct, intuitive leap needed to make sense of the physical world may be of a different order than the sensitivity to limits, nuance, and compromise that govern the world of human beings.  Berlin suggests that "in the case of seminal discoveries-- say imaginary numbers, or non-Euclidean geometry, or the quantum theory-- it is precisely dissociation of catagories indispensible to normal human experience, that seems to be required, namely a gift of conceiving of what cannot in principle be imagined nor expressed in ordinary language."  Like Newton and Copernicus, Einstein sustained a vision of a unified, harmonious, physically caused world...

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I doubt that Einstein worshipped the FSM.  :-)

Ammunition for both sides of the debate? 

 I hope everyone had a "restful" Labor Day weekend!

o.f.w.     

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#5) On September 08, 2008 at 12:20 AM, kirkydu (93.75) wrote:

I'm Italian, I'm Catholic and I love spaghetti.  I'm very confused because in Catholic School, the place I learned about the Almighty, spaghetti was just a delicious lunch (much better than the mock chicken legs), not who/what I prayed too.  Now, I did pray for spaghetti a few times, even went last in line for lunch at least once, hoping the fish sticks were gone and they'd give me spaghetti. 

I don't know, but it seems to me that the parents that are aching for more control of their children's lives, err, educations, are passing the buck to the schools to teach there what ought to be taught at home.  JMHO, Praise the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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#6) On September 09, 2008 at 10:05 PM, TheGarcipian (40.64) wrote:

A very amusing idea indeed!  ID needs a better id...

Want a peak at Nirvana?

Ramen, Rigati and Fusilli, to you, my friend!

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