A link to a story about the governor of Kentucky favoring tax incentives to build a theme park based on the creationist version of the Bible got me to thinking: Why not do something similar in Utah?
If tax incentives in Kentucky can build a life size Noah’s Ark, maybe what Utah could do is build an alternate theme park based on the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Instead of an ark we would have a pirate ship, but other than that it would actually be quite similar. Maybe we could call it “Meat Ball Square,” or something.
The Flying Spaghetti Monster is, of course, an actual religion with every bit as much archeological and documented historical proof as the creationist stuff, which is to say, ”absolutely none.”
Pastafarians have one advantage, as they like to point out, which is that in debates over the form of God, or even the existence of God, there is indisputable proof that pasta exists.
Pastafarianism has a better explanation for Climate Change than anyone else: The decline in pirates is causing the rising global temperatures because, well, look at the data. Somalia aside, there are fewer pirates than 100 years ago, and temperatures are higher.
I have no clue what they’ll be serving at that creationist theme park’s lunch room. Mana, perhaps. But at the Pastafarian one there will be spaghetti with meat balls, a combined communion and lunch, not a bad deal.
May you be touched by his noodley appendage,