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Jane Kim, pastafarian, for San Francisco School Board

As a legitimate, recognized, official religion, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is prohibited from publicly endorsing political candidates. I’m not sure why that is, but I assume it has something to do with the tax-breaks we’re entitled to as a religious entity – which apparently we’re not fully taking advantage of because I still don’t have a pirate ship. At any rate, I am sure there are severe consequences for mixing politics with religion (consider the lengths Christian churches go to distance themselves from Republican politicians, and vice versa), so don’t consider this an official endorsement, but rather a non-political announcement of FSM-related news.

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Jane Kim is running for the San Francisco School Board. She believes in fighting global warming and setting higher standards in education by enriching biology classes. More importantly, though, I strongly suspect she is a Pastafarian, because this one-of-a-kind FSM plush will be auctioned off at her upcoming campaign fundraiser.

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Here are the event details:

What:
While the music plays and guests sip and snack, James Garcia will paint a
canvas LIVE and it will be up for auction by the end of the night.
A variety of large and small art objects will be auctioned, including
a Flying Spaghetti Monster and Gospel Plush!

Where:
Art Mart (Corner of Hayes and Laguna)
580 Hayes St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

When:
Saturday October 21, 2006
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Music and Silent Auction 7:30-10:00 PM
Live Painting and Live Auction 8:00 PM

Details:
$10 to $20 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds!
For more information, visit www.janekim.org

This FSM plush was made by Winnie Tong. She’s also provided some high-resolution pictures of Him in various poses:

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Salon.com Richard Dawkins Interview

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Salon.com has an interesting interview with Richard Dawkins titled The Flying Spaghetti Monster.

In the roiling debate between science and religion, it would be hard to exaggerate the enormous influence of Richard Dawkins. The British scientist is religion’s chief prosecutor — “Darwin’s rottweiler,” as one magazine called him — and quite likely the world’s most famous atheist. Speaking to the American Humanist Association, Dawkins once said, “I think a case can be made that faith is one of the world’s great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus but harder to eradicate.”

Link to article.