Pastafarianism

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Blend of pasta +‎ Rastafarianism; popularized in 2005 by Bobby Henderson as a satirical protest against the teaching of intelligent design.

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Pastafarianism (uncountable)

  1. A parody religion centered around the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a creator deity who resembles spaghetti and meatballs.
    • 2005 January, Bobby Henderson, “Open Letter To Kansas School Board”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1]:
      One third time for Intelligent Design, one third time for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism (Pastafarianism), and one third time for logical conjecture based on overwhelming observable evidence.

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