A formal proposal for a Free School Academy for the Flying Spaghetti Monster

I formally propose a free school academy to teach her noodly ways.

I propose that Jedi Warriors, Star Trek fans, followers of the ipu, druids, Wiccans and gnu atheists may also send their children. Actually age limits may be discriminatory and the school is therefore open to all who swear allegiance to her noodly ways

The school uniform will of course be full pirate regalia.

The curriculum will be based on

http://www.venganza.org/about/open-letter/

Open Letter To Kansas School Board

I am writing you with much concern after having read of your hearing to decide whether the alternative theory of Intelligent Design should be taught along with the theory of Evolution. I think we can all agree that it is important for students to hear multiple viewpoints so they can choose for themselves the theory that makes the most sense to them. I am concerned, however, that students will only hear one theory of Intelligent Design.

Let us remember that there are multiple theories of Intelligent Design. I and many others around the world are of the strong belief that the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster. It was He who created all that we see and all that we feel. We feel strongly that the overwhelming scientific evidence pointing towards evolutionary processes is nothing but a coincidence, put in place by Him.

It is for this reason that I’m writing you today, to formally request that this alternative theory be taught in your schools, along with the other two theories. In fact, I will go so far as to say, if you do not agree to do this, we will be forced to proceed with legal action. I’m sure you see where we are coming from. If the Intelligent Design theory is not based on faith, but instead another scientific theory, as is claimed, then you must also allow our theory to be taught, as it is also based on science, not on faith.

Some find that hard to believe, so it may be helpful to tell you a little more about our beliefs. We have evidence that a Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe. None of us, of course, were around to see it, but we have written accounts of it. We have several lengthy volumes explaining all details of His power. Also, you may be surprised to hear that there are over 10 million of us, and growing. We tend to be very secretive, as many people claim our beliefs are not substantiated by observable evidence.

What these people don’t understand is that He built the world to make us think the earth is older than it really is. For example, a scientist may perform a carbon-dating process on an artifact. He finds that approximately 75% of the Carbon-14 has decayed by electron emission to Nitrogen-14, and infers that this artifact is approximately 10,000 years old, as the half-life of Carbon-14 appears to be 5,730 years. But what our scientist does not realize is that every time he makes a measurement, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is there changing the results with His Noodly Appendage. We have numerous texts that describe in detail how this can be possible and the reasons why He does this. He is of course invisible and can pass through normal matter with ease.

I’m sure you now realize how important it is that your students are taught this alternate theory. It is absolutely imperative that they realize that observable evidence is at the discretion of a Flying Spaghetti Monster. Furthermore, it is disrespectful to teach our beliefs without wearing His chosen outfit, which of course is full pirate regalia. I cannot stress the importance of this enough, and unfortunately cannot describe in detail why this must be done as I fear this letter is already becoming too long. The concise explanation is that He becomes angry if we don’t.

You may be interested to know that global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of Pirates since the 1800s. For your interest, I have included a graph of the approximate number of pirates versus the average global temperature over the last 200 years. As you can see, there is a statistically significant inverse relationship between pirates and global temperature.

An example of an exam question will be:

Are Klingons pirates? Discuss.

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One thought on “A formal proposal for a Free School Academy for the Flying Spaghetti Monster

  1. Clive Durdle » Feb 28, 2011 9:21 pm

    I formally suggest a faith academy free school dedicated to the flying spaghetti monster. The Board would include Dawkins, Pullman, Hawking etc – Hawking would teach string theory. Uniform would be pirate regalia.

    Children would build a pirate ship, provision it, launch it and navigate it around the world. How is that for an education?
    Clive Durdle

    chairman bill wrote:
    Imagine Pagan ‘faith’ schools. Spelling tests take on a whole new meaning when teacher is a witch, and cutting up frogs in chemistry is less about dissection & more about making a love potion, which ties into biology. OK, some dodgy history, with The Burning Times, and some revisionist bollocks about a Celtic New Year, The Great Rite at assembly has to be more fun than singing Onward Christian Soldiers & reciting the Lord’s Prayer. And school uniform – cloaks or skyclad. Oh what fun.

    http://www.rationalskepticism.org/news-politics/pagans-campaign-for-census-voice-t19985.html

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