Thursday, December 06, 2012

Related: Pastafarians demand equal access to Pennsylvania courthouse holiday display

Tracy McPherson believes in the Flying Spaghetti Monster.  So much so, that she wrote to the Chester County Commissioners in Pennsylvania to include a display during the holiday season.  She writes:
Last December as I drove through West Chester, I was pleased to see holiday displays in front of the courthouse. Prominently displayed were the Jewish menorah and the Christian nativity display depicting the birth of Christ. These symbols represent the meaning of the holiday season for two religious communities in our area. I could not help but feel that the display was incomplete, as there was no acknowledgement of my religion present."
As a Pastafarian, I believe the Flying Spaghetti Monster created the world and all that is in it,” McPherson explained to the commissioners. “He holds us all to the ground with his noodly appendages and that explains why we do not float away.
The accompanying video is hilarious, if nothing else for the deadpan reaction of the commission.

This, of course, highlights the absurdity of the ID position, which argues from absence of evidence. If evolution cannot explain what we see in the fossil and genetic record then it must be Intelligent Design, the argument goes. That's not how science works, as people like Ms. McPherson know too well.

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