The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Australia

photoBy design, the only dogma allowed in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Australia is the rejection of dogma.

Try Pastafarianism for thirty days! If you don’t like us, your old religion will most likely take you back.

 “With millions, if not thousands, of devout worshipers, the Church of the FSM is widely considered a legitimate religion, even by its opponents—mostly fundamentalist Christians, who have accepted that our God has larger balls than theirs.”

–Bobby Henderson

What do we believe?

What are we for? All that is good!

What are we against? All that is not good!

Although “the only dogma allowed in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the rejection of dogma”, some general beliefs are held by Pastafarians. Pastafarians believe that the universe was created by the FSM while very drunk, the effects of which can be seen in the resulting imperfections and contradictions in the universe.

The Flying Spaghetti Monster is depicted as a tangle of spaghetti with many Noodly Appendages, flanked by two delicious meatballs, and with a pair of googly eyes upon stalks. Such a depiction is merely a guess, of course, as the FSM is understandably invisible to all known forms of scientific detection.

Whether or not the FSM is actually made of pasta is the subject of intense theological debate, with many claiming that the FSM is not made of pasta, but just appears to be, while others believe that to be a Flying Spaghetti Monster, the FSM must be made of pasta. The FSM is neither male nor female, but completely genderless, as the idea of a Monotheistic deity needing a gender or genitals is pretty silly when you really think about it. The genderless term Pastafarians refer to FSM as is ‘Quob’ – as in – ‘May you be Touched by Quob’s Noodly Appendage’ instead of referring to our deity’s Noodly Appendages as ‘his’ or ‘her’ Noodly Appendages.

All followers of the FSM hold that pirates are sacred and were the first Pastafarians. Climate change, earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters are directly linked to the declining number of pirates worldwide. Many Pastafarians therefore choose to wear full pirate regalia as a means to help the environment and belay natural disasters. Other Pastafarians just like wearing colanders on their heads.

The system of Pastafarianism ethics is based on the “The Eight I’d Really Rather You Didn’ts” – a series of suggestions on how to live your life in a happy manner without infringing upon others rights to do the same with their own lives. The 8’s outline a morality which is based on harmonious co-existence, non-judgemental conduct and generally not being a dick. Worship of the FSM is not commanded or even expected. In many ways, Pastafarians believe that this ethical system is superior to all other mainstream religions.

While the beliefs professed by Pastafarians may often be accused of being a joke, satire or even a parody, (especially by the media) this is explicitly and strenuously denied by the church.

“It’s not a joke. Elements of our religion are sometimes described as satire and there are many members who do not literally believe our scripture, but this isn’t unusual in religion. A lot of Christians don’t believe the Bible is literally true – but that doesn’t mean they aren’t True Christians.” Bobby Henderson

A wide variety of people are drawn to our religion for diverse reasons, but our love of all things Noodly, our constant celebration of life, eating, drinking, our ability to laugh at ourselves, to have fun and to still be good people, usually means people stay once they have joined us.

 The congregation of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Australia is currently in the process of establishing an official Australian religion in His Noodly honour. We are currently seeking ordained Pastafarians to join us in this venture.

We are offering free membership for Pastafarians who wish to become members of our congregation. Or email cfsma@optusnet.com.au if you would like to be involved in other ways.

Plus, do not forget to go have a look and support the prophet Bobby Henderson’s page here. Or you wish to worship His Noodliness by buying some awesome stuff, click here! Every item you purchase helps the Church of the Flying Spaghetti to spread the word of His Noodly Goodness.

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56 thoughts on “The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Australia

  1. Karen Martyn

    The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster NZ believes that FSM is a SHE – with large gonads = we have published our Aims and Purposes on our FB page and we are looking forward to creating a website as our Sister Church In Australia has done.

    Love You! CFSM NZ

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    1. Ministeroni

      Since the above statement, the CFSM NZ has reviewed the evidence and concluded that the FSM is in fact gender-neutral – as no deities reproduce or have any other use for genitalia – our doctrine now reflects this new insight into the FSM’s Being thus removing the hormonal-threatening irrational sexist dialogue (our god has bigger balls) and replacing it with rational, inclusive, peaceful understandings (the original pirates were peaceful explorers not the violent sexist villains portrayed by some). Ramen

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  2. Alan Neilsen

    Finally a faith that treats religion exactly as seriously as it should be treated. This really speaks to my better self. I hereby adopt The Flying Spaghetti Monster to be my new imaginary friend. I look forward to many enthralling conversations with this magestic, ethereal being.

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  3. Tyrone Buckwell

    He boiled for our sins, I shall honour thy by eating his pastary flesh and slurping thy saucy blood. Ramen.

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  4. Paul B Endres

    Please sign me up! I love pasta rasta and anythinf that rhymes with asta. I am dedperate for a certificate to put in my wine cellar

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  5. Cristal Lee

    I am a wedding and other things photographer and I will shoot a Pastafarian Wedding on a Pirate Ship for flights from Australia and accommodation if anyone wants to take me up on it, just because it’s awesome! Usually $2,500.

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  6. roger doswell

    fettucini & liguini sre surely sharkangels (since se’re pirate friendly
    great idea for tshirt or poster slogan:’ckeanliness is next to noodliness’

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  7. Al Dente

    It’s good to see that Atheists are finally admitting that their faith-based beliefs also require a church just like all other religions. We all knew Atheism was a religious organisation from the start, it just took some time. An organisation like most others that also require financial donations – it’s good to see Atheism fighting for their religious rights with it’s legal proceedings. Well done on officiating that fact to the world and coming clean with it. When will your next genocide event take place? Sorry. Was that too soon…?

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  8. Madison Bland

    I love spaghetti bolognaise, that’s Amore. And fuck pizza, if you get Italian it’s spaghetti or nothing.

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  9. Mark

    I’d like to start a branch of the church of the flying spaghetti monster in my predominantly catholic home, the Philippines, which constantly and blatantly disregards the separation of Church and state. Anyone I can reach out to for help?

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  10. Rowan Holgate

    I wanted to write the definitive ‘Book of Colander;’ a treatise on FSM and ‘spaghetti dogma.’
    But alas, the arguments I put forward were riddled with holes.

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  11. Phil

    Have just read the 2016 census results and disappointed to know only 26 registered pastafarians Australia wide . Myself and 2 mates are part of the 26 and are queenslanders .
    Who else is out there ?
    We must remember
    ” He boiled for our sins ”
    Ramen ….

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  12. Carb power

    Hey, sent through a membership request a while ago. How do i know when i have been officially welcomed into the noodley goodness of this church?

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  13. Pasta Beau Mitchell

    Need a place to worship.

    I really want to show my to the Flying Spaghetti Monster but I am very upset that my faith is still not accepted in Australia. I wish there were a place like Christians, Jews and Muslims have where I can proudly worship my god.

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  14. Brock McGill

    Minister Brock here, keen to know about QLD driver licence. Can I wear my religious hat in the photo?
    Hail the one true Noodly GOD.

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  15. Negomi Snrub

    Shouldn’t it be frowned upon to engage in the consumption of pasta or spaghetti as that would therefore be the eating of the flesh of your deity?

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