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Thoughts on hate-mail

Published August 13th, 2022 by Bobby Henderson

After 10+ years of receiving hate-mail (or if not hate, let’s call it well-intentioned criticism), I find it hard to take offense or argue with these people. For years I have stopped posting these messages and rarely reply to them. I don’t believe these people are representative of the groups they claim to speak for, so I often felt that posting these messages was in a way unfair to those groups, because it may give a wrong impression of the groups as a whole.

I’ve decided to post a few messages from time to time, but I will not argue with these people. I received a message today that moved me to respond, if only to try to make peace with a critic.

I do not agree with some of Jeremy’s statements such as “When you die , you will not go to your Satan invented Pasta Heaven where your beer volcano and sex factory . You in reality will go to the everlasting Hell where you will burn and suffer for all eternity . There no beer in Hell and not even water . No girls for sex , but demons who will torture you.” .. but I respect that these are his personal beliefs and feel no ill-will towards him. Let’s agree to disagree, live and let-live.

I’ve posted his email, and my response below:

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Asking AI about religion

Published August 4th, 2022 by Bobby Henderson

Tiktok AI researcher midjourneys experienced a divine revelation when asking about religion.

@midjourneys

Replying to @iamedible Asking AI what religion is closest to truth. #midjourney #midjourneyai #askai #askingai #craiyon #religion #pastafarian

♬ Sadeness – Enigma
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Church of FSM’s Growth in Australia

Published July 3rd, 2022 by Bobby Henderson
The Carters in front of their church. ABC News

Here’s a nice article about the growth of the Church of the FSM in Australia. An interesting dynamic there is the every-five-year census that includes religious preference. The results of the census influence funding and social programs. Australia does not currently recognize the Church of the FSM as an “official” religion so Pastafarians are at a disadvantage. Still, it sounds like the situation is improving.

When Census night 2021 rolled around, Pirate Priestess Angela Carter and her husband Captain Colin “Cupcakes” Carter followed an instruction from their leader and selected the “no religion” option where the nationwide survey asked respondents about their religious affiliations.

Yet the Carters are actually among a growing number of Australians who consider themselves to be Pastafarians, or members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

They are also ministers and owners of the only recognised church of their faith in the country, but they checked the “no religion” box because they didn’t want to be counted as Christians in the census.

abc.net.au

Here is the article.

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Firewall discrimination

Published February 24th, 2022 by Bobby Henderson

Apparently our website is blocked by some company firewalls because it is in the “cults” category. I am wondering how common this is — have many of you encountered this?

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Mosey the Pirate

Published January 27th, 2022 by Bobby Henderson

I want to share the Trailer from Mosey The Pirate – an upcoming game that features the Flying Spaghetti Monster in all of His glory. It’ll be available on Steam soon.

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Returned Ordinations

Published January 14th, 2022 by Bobby Henderson

Some of the Australia-bound ordinations are coming back in the mail — there is some disruption to mail service because of Covid it sounds like. We are re-sending all the ones that have come back in the mail, but there may be more lost Ordinations that we don’t know about. If you’re still waiting on an Ordination please let me know (I emailed also). Sorry for the delay.

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Happy Holidays

Published December 27th, 2021 by Bobby Henderson

Happy Holidays everyone. Feel free to use the holiday e-Card machine to send greetings to your family and friends.

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