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What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

Postby trellis on Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:59 pm

A thought just occurred to me. What would happen if someone came to this site, and thought "that looks good" and actually starts genuinely believing in all of this?
If people can believe in any other religion, then it's not too much of a leap of faith to think people could actually believe in the Spaghetti Monster is it?
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Re: What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

Postby Ubi Dubius on Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:02 pm

What do you mean, "if"? Of course we believe.
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Re: What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

Postby trellis on Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:03 pm

Ubi Dubius wrote:What do you mean, "if"? Of course we believe.

lol! Of course you do! My humblest apologies for insulting your faith ;-)
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Re: What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

Postby Scott the Pirate on Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:53 pm

Burn the heretic!!! Get some rope! Excommunicate the heathen "trellis" from the beer volcano! BURN!!!!

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Re: What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

Postby Julius Aurora on Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:52 pm

You do raise an interesting point. Although it is unlikely that anybody with faith to start with is going to come here and start believing, and an atheist. . . well they are atheists for a reason.

Anyway, off with his head!
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Re: What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

Postby Scott the Pirate on Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:18 pm

I think that it is rather improbable that a person, already indococtrinated to another faith, would find the Church of the FSM and take it to heart. A person who is a blank slate when it comes to "faith" however might be swayed if we could get them early enough....say, birth. It's how the other faiths work, why not ours? I also find true "belief" unlikely as this is a community of skeptics who come into the "faith" already recognising it as a variation of the good old "teapot" argument and a reminder to keep religion out of our schools. I guess i could find true belief in one way. To quote Arthur Dent: "I shall go mad!"

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Re: What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

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Re: What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

Postby Scott the Pirate on Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:18 pm

Infernal child! Watch it or will not be unbanned again!

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Re: What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:27 pm

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I am an honest-to-goodness Pastafarian. I pray to His Noodliness even when nobody's around to see. When I need good luck or just to know I'm being watched over overnight or the next day, I wear my PotC pajamas, a bandanna, and an eyepatch to bed. I carry my Gospel around with me in my backpack. I am not unprepared for the possibility that the Flying Spaghetti Monster doesn't exist, but the thought that He might be there gives me comfort.

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Re: What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

Postby Scott the Pirate on Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:54 pm

Well then i guess it's up to you to behead and/or burn trellis. Get to it.
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Re: What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:15 pm

Sorry, I take the forum FAQ as a holy text, and it says we should tolerate those with different beliefs than ourselves. I suppose that covers ignorance too. :tongue:

I think the non-message-board-specific bits of it should be included in the Loose Canon, in fact. I'll post about that somewhere relevant.
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Re: What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:58 pm

Perhaps you could ask trellis how he/she/it would feel about being hung or beheaded or burned at the stake? That's fairly tolerant and understanding, isn't it?

ADOS: "So how do you feel about all these Pastafarians wanting to burn you at the stake?"
trellis: "Do I have to?"
ADOS: "Well, it's your decision at the end of the day..."
trellis: "And if I said no?"
ADOS: "Well, you might be seen as offending their religion, you see..."
trellis: "Oh, alright then, bring on the wood and stuff. Can I get strangled first, like Joan of Arc?"
ADOS: "Thanks, I knew you'd see sense!"

See? Wasn't that difficult, was it?
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Re: What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

Postby daftbeaker on Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:02 pm

Does trellis weigh the same as a duck? That's a guaranteed burning Image

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Re: What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

Postby Scott the Pirate on Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:08 pm

If he/she weighs the same as a duck then he/she is either really sick or some sort of infant genius.
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Re: What happens when people actually start believing in FSM?

Postby Dudeman55556 on Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:32 pm

I think... It is probably possible that someone might start believing in the FSM, but only a really long time from now, once the original purpose has been lost. Sort of like christianity.
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