> > Tptwo Tptwotwo Wrote:
> Pasta? You have Roman Catholic roots, right
> Crack? Pasta is very Italiano I have been told.
> The Pope lives in Italianoland .. hence ..
> Pastafarianism. (Oops .. it's already a religion
> .. Pasta this Pasta that Pasta Saucea. Time for
> something Arabic, Crack, How's Tabouliism.
Actually i have Presbyterian roots, and later had been 'born again' into the Baptist denomination, after which i had migrated into a non-denominational church. But the Catholic faith had been 'forced' upon me in order to marry a Catholic.
Since then, i've had a 'Revelation' of my own, and at that point, i declared my independence from any and all religion, as i had always had deep suspicions and doubts all the way back to early childhood. I knew i didn't belong there, and feel sorry for those that still are. So i'm sure i won't be signing up for Tabouliism any time soon. Although i am free of religion, which by the way has a much truer sense and feeling of being 'born again', I still retain Cristian-like morals, as most of us do, as most are just plain common sense.
I am now a 'completely' free man for many years, without a care of judgement from others, and though it is tough for me, i try to refrain from judging others, but once they start 'preaching the gospel, it's on. I've come to despise religion for the psychosis it breeds in some people like i had mentioned earlier, as my wife currently suffers greatly from it, and as a result, our entire family has suffered, and it has left me powerless to offer her much comfort. All in the name of Jesus fucking Christ. Amen.
My son actually introduced me to Pastafarianism awhile back. If you read about it, you'll come to realize it's not a joke. It is just as legitimate as any other religion. My son only took an interest in to prove a point in school. School policy was that no hats or headwear were to be worn in the building, except for customary religious headwear. He likes to wear one of his favorite fedoras, but had them taken away till the end of the day on several occasions, and had to pick them up at the office on his way out.
He saw the school policy as discriminatory and took action.
One day last year he took it upon himself, and i think in part of a dare from others, to wear the traditional headwear of the Pastafarian religion, a colander, to school. After making it through several classes, and then a trip to the office, and a phone call to me from school, he agreed to no longer wear his 'religious headwear' to school, even though he felt discriminated against for his religious beliefs. I told him "You've got a lotta balls." He said he had no fear because he knew he could prove that he was within his rights as the school policy had provided, plus it got him out of Biology class for half a period. But with great satisfaction to my son, and me, the school policy has been amended this year to state that:
5. Hats/headwear or sunglasses are not to be worn in the building.[PERIOD]
I'm proud of him :)
But no, i am not a follower of Pastafarianism, but i do find their scripture, with the whole pirate theme very entertaining and that their 'real'message to be based on truths. I especially like their fish logo. Being as though you stated that "feelings are for wimps", i thought you would find the humor in these pictures.
And a bit of news on Pastafarians proudly displaying their headgear. ...