"I don't have a problem with religion, . . . What I have a problem with is religion posing as science. If there is a god and he's intelligent, then I would guess he has a sense of humour."

That's Bobby Henderson, unemployed physics graduate from Oregon State and founder of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster quoted in the Telegraph.

Besides claiming that the world was created by a flying spaghetti monster, Henderson shows how global warming is caused by a drop in the world population of pirates and offers an entertaining form of salvation:

  • Flimsy moral standards.
  • Every friday is a relgious holiday. If your work/school objects to that, demand your religious beliefs are respected and threaten to call the ACLU.
  • Our heaven is WAY better. We've got a Stripper Factory AND a Beer Volcano.

Henderson, in an open letter to the Kansas Board of Education, has pointed out one of the flaws in Intelligent Design--the identity of the designer is rather vague.

Unwittingly, Henderson's also put his finger on sticking point in the current ID/Evolution wars. It's not about science. It's about what our understanding of human origins tells us about human identity. Are we the children of a loving creator or accidents of nature. Neither ID or Evolution can answer this. The problem, is that neither side realizes it.

One more thing--why can't Christians be this funny?


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