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coming out pastafarian

Postby skyhorse on Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:49 pm

This has probably been discussed before... but how many of you use FSM to come out to your family as an atheist/agnostic or whatever?

I thought it would be funny to tell my parents/sibs (all christians, some fundamentalist types) that I have finally found a church to belong to... their hearts would probably leap with joy that I've returned, the prodigal daughter. pause ...wait for it ... what church? say you? ... the Church of the Flying Spahgetti Monster!

oh, the look on their faces.

but I won't be seeing them anytime soon in person. so there goes that thought!
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Re: coming out pastafarian

Postby Alan Dente on Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:59 pm

Today's the day I'm officially coming out Pastafarian and joining the board!!!

As soon as I'm approved through moderation I'll be looking forward sharing Pastafarianism with all of you here!

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Re: coming out pastafarian

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:46 pm

My entire family has me pegged as a complete lunatic anyhow. Moved to the woods, animal rescue, no kids, the whole not-in-line-with-normality thing. They know I'm into the FSM, but they really have no idea what it's all about. Screw 'em.
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Re: coming out pastafarian

Postby Cardinal Fang on Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:40 pm

I've never had to come out as an agnostic - it's always kinda been accepted in my (fairly devout Christian family) that that's what I am. Likewise has always been accepted that sibling is an atheist.

But on the other hand I don't think it's as much of an issue in the US as it is in parts of the US.

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Re: coming out pastafarian

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Wed May 02, 2012 9:46 am

It all depends on the family. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if someone had issues because their family was atheist, and yet they determined themselves to be Christian, or some other religion. Sort of like children of gay parents who have to come out to their parents as straight (I've heard of it happening, and that the parents are apparently disappointed, at least at first).

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Re: coming out pastafarian

Postby clh_hilary on Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:07 am

Well I'm officially a Pastafarian on Facebook.
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Re: coming out pastafarian

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:44 pm

clh_hilary wrote:Well I'm officially a Pastafarian on Facebook.

Only good things will come of this.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: coming out pastafarian

Postby pieces o'nine on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:59 pm

Yeah, the search feature does not search per se. :grin:

I don't remember a thread specifically on dog tags, but several members have served in various military branches. (Keep posting around the board in topics that interest you and you'll find the active ones.) You could put something in your sig line. You could also start your own thread, in this section or in Games.
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Re: coming out pastafarian

Postby Helium Hands on Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:57 am

I have been "out" as an atheist for close to twenty years now (well, maybe closer to fifteen - I can't remember). My parents still give me trouble over it, despite the fact that my father is a deist and my mother is "spiritual but not religious." This only got worse once my son was born - not only was I having arguments with his mother's family about not having him baptized (which we did not) or circumsized (which we did not), but the incessant calls to take him to church are a bit wearing.
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Re: coming out pastafarian

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:04 am

Brall wrote:on that note, if anyone knows of some good threads that discuss military dog tags and wouldn't mind messaging or posting the links to them, please do. i'm new to this site and i've found very quickly that the search feature produces few results because most words produce too many results.

If I remember correctly, LibraLabRat managed to get Pastafarianism as his religion on his dog tags. He hasn't been around for a while, but look him up in the member index and you can sniff around in his posts.

Of course, I might have hallucinated the whole thing ... but that's always a possibility no matter what I'm talking about. :confused:
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("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: coming out pastafarian

Postby Rev. Daniel Scott on Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:01 pm

I was the first in my family to choose not to be confirmed as a Catholic. That's immediate and extended family. As far as I know, none of my cousins have abstained, but there's 50+ of them, so I might be mistaken. So I suppose they all just assume I'm agnostic or atheist or just some very poor Catholic.

But I did just recently come out to my father as a Pastafarian. And this wasn't as a means of coming out as an atheist or agnostic. I came out as a Pastafarian to him to be out as a Pastafarian.

It went quite well, truth be told. He's very understanding. He even suggested that late president Teddy Roosevelt may have been a closeted Pastafarian. I mean, just look at some of the things he did. Great White Fleet? Very piratey.
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