Comment on the Open Letter

I wrote the Open Letter sometime around January of 2005 and posted it online several months later after receiving no reply from the Kansas School Board. Within days of posting it online, the letter became an internet phenomenon, generating tens of thousands of visits each day, as well as personal responses from the school board members themselves. To date (July 2010), the venganza website has received tens of millions of visits. This website operates on a dedicated server which lives in Sweden. I’ve received over 60,000 emails in response to the letter.

The letter, after making the rounds on the internet for months, was printed in several large newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Sun Times, and many others. The newspaper articles caught the attention of book publishers, and at one point there were six publishers interested in getting the Word of the Flying Spaghetti Monster out to the public. In the end, the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was released by Random House in March of 2006.

It’s now been several years since the FSM phenomenon started and it seems that there is a staying power that no one had anticipated. Future goals for the church include becoming recognized as a legitimate religious organization with all inherit benefits *and tax loopholes* that the mainstream religions enjoy.

Please leave me a comment on the Letter, the FSM movement as a whole, or whatever you like. Thanks,


4,300 Responses to “Comment on the Open Letter”

  1. warren parkin says:

    To whom it may concern:

    I’m a believer now! Finally something makes sense! I only hope that others will find my joy!

    Thanks, Noodle Monster!

  2. Ra says:

    I’ve practising FSM during all my life, during hidden times too. I’m 45 now and I finally feel ready to serve as guide to others. Feel free to contact me in you think it would be useful to your faith.

  3. Kelvin says:

    The glorious pasta monster will save us and bless us with his eternal presence, while unbelievers will have stale beer and STD infected Strippers.Rot in hell unbelievers, FSM is the lord!!!

  4. Justathought. says:

    If they would like to teach creationism in our schools, is it unfair to teach the theory of evolution and spread our pastafarian beliefs in their churches?

  5. keith says:

    WOW…….this is the coolist thing ever……I TOO BOW DOWN TO THE GREATNESS OF HIS AWESOME NOODLIENESS….i will tell all who will listen…..

  6. The Girl Who Loves Lemons says:

    OMG!!! *giggles* this is the best thing ive seen in years! RAmen! lol

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  8. Hiroshimaru says:

    The only thing i love more than the letter is the hatemail XD

  9. plumberbob says:

    @ 4236 – Allahu Akbar ,

    Let me break this slowly to you. You may need to be comfortably seated for this revelation.

    1) There is no Allah. There is no God. There is no deity of any kind outside of your head. The Tooth Fairy is no more or less real than any deity.

    2) There is no Hell, Any after-life is a figment of your imagination that calms your fear of death.

    3) You can generate precisely zero proof that the above statements are false. Mis-quoting from old books that you can’t read and don’t understand proves only how successful the liars in the pulpit have been at brain washing you.


  10. Johan de Haan says:

    The FSM has just revealed himself to me and confirmed in this private revelation that those guilty of blasphemy in their comments to this letter will be drowned in pasta sauce and stangled by boiling spaghetti.

    …I note in this regard that this private revelation also revealed that I am to be the FSM supreme prophet, any criticism of my words will equally be blasphemy and will be punished accordingly.

  11. pinataheart says:

    @ Allahu Akbar -4236-:
    Well what’s he waiting for, an invitation? We are still here and still posting. Why doesn’t he strike us down? Lazy god you have there.

  12. Jesso says:

    4236 – Allahu Akbar – May 31st, 2010

    Blah, blah, blah, blah…. Same shit different day. Now fuck off.