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I changed the domain name

Published December 1st, 2019 by Bobby Henderson

I changed the old domain to a more recent one. All links to our old domain Venganza.org will still work but they’ll now be loaded from SpaghettiMonster.org . It’s still us, just maybe less confusing to people.

By the way, the original domain, Venganza, came from what I envisioned our Pirate Ship would be named.

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Austin-area Pastafarians needed for Russian travel show

Published October 9th, 2019 by Bobby Henderson

I received a message from a Russian travel show asking for local Pastafarians to take part in an episode on their upcoming visit to Austin: October 17, 18, 19.

I imagine they’re hoping to find a Pastafarian or two who will dress in pirate regalia and act very serious about our religion.   Here’s a bit about the show:

I represent the biggest Russian, Ukrainian and CIS and one of the most successful and popular travel show in the world “Heads and Tails”. The show is about two ways of enjoying the weekend in the city – luxury and backpacking. Our hosts flip a coin in each city they visit. One gets to spend two days with only $100, another – with “unlimited” budget.

Please let me know if you want to be part of this.  There’s not a lot of time so please get back to me ASAP if you’re interested.  This could be a great opportunity to evangelize.

New Symbols

Published October 1st, 2019 by Bobby Henderson

I reached out to some of our artist friends and asked them to refresh our Pastafarian symbols.

What do you guys think of these concepts?

Our friend Niklas Jansson made these:

Bomba made these:

Which symbols in particular could you see surviving for hundreds of years?

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NZ Census reports there’s more than 4000 Pastafarians registered

Published September 24th, 2019 by Bobby Henderson


[Via NZ Herald – this is the Destiny Church, a controversial fundamentalist group]

The most recent NZ Stats Census found over 4000 Pastafarians in New Zealand.  The NZ Herald notes that is three times the number of reported Destiny Church members (that’s a local fringe fundamentalist Church in NZ).  [here’s the full article]

I’m glad to hear the Church is going strong in NZ.   I lived there during college for a bit and was impressed, it doesn’t surprise me that the NZ people and its government have been so accepting of Pastafarians.

Checking the Minister registry, I see that we have over 250 Ordained Pastafarian Ministers operating in NZ.  [You can get Ordained here]

Here’s a map of our ministers (locations jostled a bit for anonymity). I’m working on a way for ministers to connect with one another. I suspect that many ministers are not aware of nearby Pastafarian people.

 

 

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Alaska Assembly Meeting Invocation Stuns Crowd

Published September 19th, 2019 by Bobby Henderson


September 18, Anchorage Daily News

“I’m called to invoke the power of the true inebriated creator of the universe, the drunken tolerator of the all lesser and more recent gods, and maintainer of gravity here on earth. May the great Flying Spaghetti Monster rouse himself from his stupor and let his noodly appendages ground each assembly member in their seats.” — Fletcher

Concerned citizen Barrett Fletcher gave an invocation before the Borough Assembly meeting at Kenai Peninsula, representing the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The Anchorage Daily News suggests the invocation was so powerful that onlookers were stunned into a stupor, unable to stand:

“The only people who stood for the invocation were those without seats in the standing-room-only assembly hall in Homer, which is about 125 miles south of Anchorage. One man turned his back to face the wall during the invocation, and other men did not remove their hats.”

You can read more about it here at the Achorage Daily News. There’s a video also.

Big thanks to Mr. Fletcher for representing the Pastafarians in their turn giving the before-meeting invocation. It is unclear why the Assembly members felt the need to invite religion into government affairs, but we appreciate the opportunity to share our faith with the unenlightened.

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I, Pastafari Screenings coming in October

Published September 19th, 2019 by Bobby Henderson


There’s screenings of the Flying Spaghetti Monster documentary I, Pastafari coming up soon in a few areas. I’m hoping lots of us can come and give support to the project and to the documentarian Mike Arthur – he put in a tremendous amount of work and the film came out great.

Everyone is welcome. Dressing in Full Pirate Regalia and/or Colanders is not required (but as always is encouraged).

The screening details:

NASHVILLE, TN — OCT 5 and 6

WORLD PREMIER @ NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (2 screenings)
2:00pm Saturday October 5th, 2019
10:00am Sunday October 6th, 2019
Regal Hollywood Theaters: 719 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN

You can get Tickets here.

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CLEVELAND, OH — OCT 6

MIDWEST PREMIER @ CHAGRIN FALLS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
11:00am Sunday October 6th, 2019
Chagrin Falls Township Hall: 21 W Washington St, Chagrin Falls, OH

You can get Tickets here.

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Bend, Oregon – October 11 and 12

WEST COAST PREMIER @ BEND FILM FESTIVAL (2 screenings)
8:30pm Friday October 11th, 2019 @ Mcmenamins
10:00am Saturday October 12th, 2019 @ Regal Old Mill

You can get Tickets here.

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The Guardian just did a story on the documentary and gave it good reviews, you can read about it here.

Please help us spread the word about the screening, and thanks in advance if you’re able to come. Please let me know if you have questions or anything.

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Greetings from the Trinidad and Tobago Church of the FSM

Published August 15th, 2019 by Bobby Henderson

I was pleased to receive this postcard from the Trinidad and Tobago Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Wonderful.

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