By 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.”
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. Although the exact airspeed velocity of an unladen Flying Spaghetti Monster is unknown, it is widely believed that it is more than likely to be faster than a cheetah. However, this is not the answer you are looking for. You need to think for yourselves!
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 fellow Pastafarians to join us in this venture.
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.
International Talk like a Pirate Day was yesterday. I trust all thee who art devout didst talk as the Blessed Ones to please the Noodliness.
noun: dogma; plural noun: dogmas
a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.
“the dogmas of faith”
synonyms: teaching, belief, conviction, tenet, principle, ethic, precept, maxim, article of faith, canon, law, rule; More
creed, credo, code of belief, set of beliefs, set of principles, doctrine, ideology, orthodoxy
“a dogma of the Sikh religion”
•blind faith, unquestioning belief, certainty, invincible conviction, unchallengeable conviction, arrogant conviction
“they were urged to emancipate their minds from the fetters of dogma”
antonyms: doubt, open-mindedness
I was offended not to see a pastafarian on the allowable photo images when i was in the pist office.
This is bullshit you guys have to be on the allowable pics.
Im sick of this discrimination. Id like to wear a hat if i want?? So may as well be spag strainer.
This religion is nuts and all of you need to severely figure out what ever mid-life crisis you are going through.
I mean flighinngh spaghetti monster really? are you serious? Find a better name.
R’amen straight to a counsellor
The Lord of FSM
Would anyone like to help me with a college paper? I would like to interview a Pastafarian to get an insight into what it’s like being a part of the Church of the FSM. If you’re interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Ask Capt’n Colander
Have Any of our WA brothers/sisters had there drivers license photo taken with our head gear?
I’m about to renew mine and would like to know ?
We want to become ordained
If I join do I get a mini colander necklace.