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Pastafarianism and this nations deliberate oppression of faith and religion

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posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 03:38 PM
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It can't be a real religion because there are no aliens throwing thetans into a volcano ignited by nuclear weapons.

Buncha heathens is what you are.




posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 06:48 PM
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The real fight seems to be whether the Pastafarians get tax exempt status, or not.

Some humorless, presumably Christian judge cannot vet a religion's validity... that act is distinctly unamerican and goes against the ol' Constitution, though I'm not anything like a lawyer (praise Pasta) and might be completely incorrect.

It IS a semi serious, semi coherent matter.

Also, it illustrates the actual dilemna of religion vs cult vs b.s.

But really... makes me want to recite the pasta noster.
edit on 11/7/2018 by Baddogma because: added an 'a' and setled my adhd snf deliberately left dilemna spelled that way to honor my former universe.



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 06:56 PM
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Is this deity Ragu made of the blood of the innocent, and it appendages the souls of the dam, where they may suffer, where as a spatula keeps twisting an churning them in eternal boilment and escape from this pot impossible due to a lake of fire?

Count me in. If it got a thousand member it pretty much a religion.
edit on 7-11-2018 by Specimen because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 06:59 PM
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originally posted by: Baddogma
The real fight seems to be whether the Pastafarians get tax exempt status, or not.

One big reason why so many ancient Chinese empires collapsed is that they let too many religious types go tax-free. These days, anybody can go online and become a Minister. You can try to declare exemption from taxes with one of those (and they're as legitimate as anything), but you do it at your own risk.



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 09:37 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: Teikiatsu
The government didn't declare your noodly thing doesn't exist, they just don't recognize your religion in any official capacity.

Go on and practice your faith in any way you see fit so long as you don't infringe on the rights of others. Boom done.


If Joel Olstein Inc. is tax exempt.... So should any religion.

If you don't like that idea, maybe we should rethink it all.

I started this out of satire, but then your comment got me thinking.


Knock yourself out.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 04:36 AM
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FSM is for reals yo:



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 04:39 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Das iz da Proofs!!






posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Is it a religious belief if you don't actually believe it?



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:38 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker


Our government:

Flying Spaghetti Monster/Pastafarianism: Fake.

Xenu/Scientology: Real.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:43 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: CriticalStinker

Is it a religious belief if you don't actually believe it?


Yes. There are plenty of religions with false followers and false prophets. Not only is the government not aloud to question those motives when vast amounts of money are tax free to buy private jets and mansions, but to question one's convictions can be socially frowned upon.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:45 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
There are plenty of religions with false followers and false prophets.


Every mega-church pastor comes to mind at this point.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:45 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: CriticalStinker


Our government:

Flying Spaghetti Monster/Pastafarianism: Fake.

Xenu/Scientology: Real.


*Gasp* - the Government is anti-Pastafarianist? Heresy!
Where do they stand on the Invisible Pink Unicorn?



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:45 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: CriticalStinker


Our government:

Flying Spaghetti Monster/Pastafarianism: Fake.

Xenu/Scientology: Real.


While that one kind of boggles the mind, Scientology did have a lot of influential "followers". That sir is one of the scariest modern cults, tax free as well.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:47 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker


You obviously need an audit, too many body thetans in there son. You SP's need to tongue-wash the toilets and learn some humility.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:48 AM
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originally posted by: AngryCymraeg

Where do they stand on the Invisible Pink Unicorn?


They think DBCowboyism is fake also. But as the Pope of that religion I can tell you it's real.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:48 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: CriticalStinker


You obviously need an audit, too many body thetans in there son. You SP's need to tongue-wash the toilets and learn some humility.


I've been accused of worse, and threatened with better punishment.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:52 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Tongue wash the toilets...

OK I will never question your motives, ever... Again..




posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:54 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
There are plenty of religions with false followers and false prophets.


Every mega-church pastor comes to mind at this point.


Many churches do very good things for their immediate community, and those of other people.

One of the churches I was forced to go to after operating expense put half their money to the immediate community, and the other half to building wells in Africa as well as providing meals in those areas where the wells were built. In the grand scheme of things, this was done on a small budget, we're talking like tens of thousands of dollars, maybe a hundo.

Every mega-church spends more than several smaller churches, and its for a mansion and private jet. Those preachers feed off of the poor and disenfranchised, promising their money contributions (many of them their only expendable money) will directly result in God blessing them.

Anyone veiling their greed by offering someone eternal salvation is essentially a serial mind rapist.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:56 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Tongue wash the toilets...

OK I will never question your motives, ever... Again..



It's not as bad as it sounds.

Toilette's are usually cleaner than kitchen sinks and restaurant ice machines.

Don't let the masters know their punishment is for panzies though, lets keep that bar low.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 07:03 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Sure, hey um did you by any chance see where they left the feedback form...







 
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