Don Spatz devotes a few paragraphs in today's Reporters Notebook to a petition by the Reading Chapter of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to convince mayor Tom McMahon to mount an illuminated display of its god -- the Flying Spaghetti Monster -- on the Mount Penn fire tower.That still doesn't mean it isn't satire. The problem with the petition? No one would sign it. As the church, themselves write:
If you had read it hear first, you would think this is satire, but it's not. Some people do indeed belong to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, an organization meant to counter what they feel is the absurdity of intelligent design.
"We wish to remain as anonymous as possible since we are employed in this community and would like to keep it that way."Welllll. So much for standing up for what you believe!