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FSMish Baptism! Help needed!

Postby inthepuddle on Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:36 am

My baby bat (in my comic in the puddle) is finally come of age! He'll be baptised in a few days!

However this cheery occasion is marred by confusion.. how to do the baptism?

On my forum we're having a discussion of the proper way to be baptised into the FSM fold.

A devout fsm-ist here in the Holy Land (venganza.com) has told me the proper way is partial immersion in spaghetti sauce. However one of my readers from the midwestern US FSM sect stands staunchly behind internal or external (either or both) immersion in rum.

Is this something that varies a lot by sect? If so, what do other sects do?
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa on Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:53 am

Not to disappoint, but AFAIK there's no mandatory baptism ritual (unless Bobby's book has specified one). If you feel that a baptism is important, go with what feels right. In this case, a dab of pasta sauce will probably suffice.

We also prefer to minimize sectarianism, at least around here. Flying Spaghetti Monsterism is built from the individual upwards, not from a leader downwards, so any regional differences in worship and rituals are blessed in the eyes of His Noodliness, provided nobody gets too up in arms about their way being the RIGHT way. I've got a nice preserved black bean sauce recipe that could work as well as marinara, or if you're thinking total immersion (might be practical for Atreau), how about soba sauce instead (nice and cool for those hot days... it's been soba for dinner the last couple of nights at my place)?

Looking back, my 'baptism' took place before I heard of the FSM, when I dumped a pot of near-boiling pasta water all over myself (worked as a cook in a pasta place for 5 years).

Hope that helps!
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Postby The Meromorph on Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:16 pm

If I may suggest, a proper Pastafarian 'baptism' would be a ceremonial first meal of pasta...
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Postby Sir Francis Drake on Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:32 pm

I agree with Mero. Especially if the pasta is eaten on Friday, our holy day.
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Postby BloodEye on Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:38 pm

I still think rum should be involved, but freely admit I'm bais in that direction.
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Postby Sir Francis Drake on Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:42 pm

...and right you should be! I was just concerned that the baby bat in question might be underage. In that case,
MORE RUM FOR US! Y'ARRRGGGHHH!
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Postby BloodEye on Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:27 am

Hrmmm... think there might need to be a level of re-definition as to what is 'of age' for various non-human species. Or at least a level of awareness that 3 years old may be fully grown and mature for some species. As well as a mild reminder that what is considered 'of age' can change country to country, a fact which I myself fail to recall at times.
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Postby Swashbuckler Saucy on Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:14 pm

Side note- I like the comic, it is among the many I have bookmarked.
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Postby inthepuddle on Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:38 am

Swashbuckler Saucy wrote:Side note- I like the comic, it is among the many I have bookmarked.


Danke! Welcome aboard mate!
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