The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

by Bobby Henderson

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Overview

Can I get a “ramen” from the congregation?!

Behold the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), today’s fastest growing carbohydrate-based religion. According to church founder Bobby Henderson, the universe and all life within it were created by a mystical and divine being: the Flying Spaghetti Monster. What drives the FSM’ s devout followers, a.k.a. Pastafarians? Some say it’s the assuring touch from the FSM’s “noodly appendage.” Then there are those who love the worship service, which is conducted in pirate talk and attended by congregants in dashing buccaneer garb. Still others are drawn to the Church’s flimsy moral standards, religious holidays every Friday, or the fact that Pastafarian heaven is way cooler: Does your heaven have a Stripper Factory and a Beer Volcano? Intelligent Design has finally met its match—and it has nothing to do with apes or the Olive Garden of Eden.

Within these pages, Bobby Henderson outlines the true facts– dispelling such malicious myths as evolution (“only a theory”), science (“only a lot of theories”), and whether we’re really descended from apes (fact: Humans share 95 percent of their DNA with chimpanzees, but they share 99.9 percent with pirates!)
See what impressively credentialed top scientists have to say:

“If Intelligent Design is taught in schools, equal time should be given to the FSM theory and the non-FSM theory.”
–Professor Douglas Shaw, Ph.D.

“Do not be hypocritical. Allow equal time for other alternative ‘theories’ like FSMism, which is by far the tastier choice.”
–J. Simon, Ph.D.

“In my scientific opinion, when comparing the two theories, FSM theory seems to be more valid than classic ID theory.”
–Afshin Beheshti, Ph.D.

Read the book and decide for yourself!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812976564
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 156,622
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Bobby Henderson has a degree in physics. He is the Prophet for the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which keeps him quite busy. He likes to cook in his free time.

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DEAR FRIEND,
(Continues…)



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The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Wonderweirdo22 More than 1 year ago
My fiance and I laughed ourselves silly reading this book. Yes, Henderson does intend for this to be a mockery of religious fanaticism, but it's also so funny you could pass out from laughing at it. I have decided that my kids will be raised up in the church of the flying spaghetti monster.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not only will this book change your life, but may promise you a place on the FSM Pirate Ship too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This the only religion that will ever make sense to you. It is important that all people read this book. IT IS A GOOD BOOK THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
FilipinoRice More than 1 year ago
This book was hilarious from the very first page and kept growing. Honestly this was a very funny and interesting book, amazed at the creativity and how it goes about spoofing upon current date theories and other religions it proved to be very funny. With a heaven all about a beer filled volcano and a stripper factory, and theories as to how the FSM (Flying Spaghetti Monster) guides us along this world we call Earth and how us humans came about (From pirates..) This book was incredible and would recommend to anybody with a great sense of humor and the time to read a spoofy book. Two Thumbs Up :D
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my daughter Jewell, who is a happy, well-adjusted atheist, honor student, cellist and Pastafarian. May she be forever Touched by His Noodly Appendage and bask in the warmth of His Sauce.
Guest More than 1 year ago
and by the time you finish reading this, you will pray to become touched, also. Course, friends and family will think you Have become a bit 'touched'... Wonderful bit of satire, thought provoking, a semi-serious discussion of the whole ID-Creationism red herring the Republicans are using on the US to distract us from the real problems facing us now. This book is something to really smile with, to stop the tears for just a bit. RAmen
Guest More than 1 year ago
have you been touched by His noodley appendage? this is insanely well written about the best religion out there. I have been a devout pastafarian almost since the religion started. all hail our Noodley Master! FSM bless, pacificst pirate pastafarian
Guest More than 1 year ago
The gosepel of the Flying Spahetti Monster will explain all there is to explain about Him. Join our church. Ramen. In the name of the noodle, the sauce, and the holy meatballs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster explains to us how we came to be. Beleiving it is just as good as any intelligent design theory. You too should read about our Noodley Master and become touched by His Noodley Appendage...In a very private way. Arrgh, Flying Spaghetti Monster bless you all. Ramen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this Book. I hope it changes your life as it has mine. May you forever be touched by the dangling of His Noodly Appendage.
Sora_Kuraiika More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book that has caused me (an atheist) to seriously consider converting to FSM. Not alot of religions-Not even the Church of Captain Falcon of Later-Day Brawlers-have been able to grip me as well as Pastafarianism does. RAmen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! It is funny while still pointing out the illogical thinking of religion. Can I get a RAmen from the congregation?
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster exposes once and for all the truth of human creation (that is if you view creation with Pastafarian eyes). It also shows the glories of Heaven (the Beer Volcano was my favorite) Can I get a Ramen?
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Flying Spaghetti Monster is the one true path. To suggest otherwise is to question the all-mighty nature of the FSM. How dare someone question the FSM, HEATHENS!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a devout pastafarian and it is my prayer that all will read the word (or have it read unto them by pirates) and obey the noodly master. Ramen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will save you from the Borg-agains. Convert to Flying Spaghetti Monsterism Today. The First United Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a pasta loving group of pirates who have been touched by his noodly appendages. You too can be touched and discover the truth. Ramen!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Become an enlightened one! Learn how to stop global warming and how to get to heaven!
alizera on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hilarious. I love the satirical take on all religions.
Djupstrom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very funny satire on religion! If you love carbs and pirates, this is the religion for you! Great pictures, illustrations, and diagrams too!
alv on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Could have been better, sometimes just boring. Arrrgh!
mcandre on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A hilarious parody of Intelligent Design.
Ninja337 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A book by Bonny Henderson, a parody of intelligent design. Not as funny as his website.
True54Blue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I expected this book to be a satire aimed at ID proponents. However satire is defined as "A literary work in which human vice or folly is attacked through irony, derision, or wit." Henderson begins well but in terms of clever writing and wit never progresses beyond his original letter to the Kansas School Board. He ceased to be funny with his attacks on "Born Again" Christians by which he means "Fundamentalists," stating "...with drug addicts comprising some 90 percent of Born Agains" (95). "It is interesting to note, however, that there's only one thing Born Agains enjoy more than telling people what to think, and that is drugs" (100). He concludes with the statement that, "If you didn't learn anything, it is our sincere wish that The Gospel of the FSM made you think. If you didn't even have a thought, then there's no doubt you're a Born-Again Christian, in which case we hope that you're able to keep off the crack long enough to get a vasectomy or have your tubes tied" (166). He could have made his points in a thoughtfully satirical way but instead he stoops to name calling and ridiculous attacks that undermine his own Pastafarian claims. For that reason he gets a single star.
SatansParakeet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An amusing mockery of Intelligent Design that peters out after the first few chapters. Henderson is a pretty funny guy, but most of the book feels like filler material designed to make the still slim volume long enough.
psybre on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Putting the FSM concept to paper was mandatory due to overwhelming demand of the pastifarians, so some of the book's content seems rushed. But the message is five stars. Disclaimer: I'm a fan, but not a pastifarian myself. The book is actually a totable venganza.org web site. I highly recommend this book to all religious people of any stripe.