Boing Boing reader and Pastafarian
acolyte John Duffell
Mike Fair, a state senator from South Carolina, has just introduced a bill that would require public schools to teach Intelligent Design alongside evolution under the banner of science.
Says Fair, "Many of us -- most of us, I hope -- come from homes where children are taught by their parents that there's a reason behind it all." While the rest of us heathens wallow in the meaninglessness of existence, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint and Congressman Bob Inglis have expressed their support for Fair's bill.
Personally, I think it's time for these old stodgy men to be graced by His Noodly Appendage.
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Regarding Pastafarian holidays, BB reader Keith Kisser says:
The holiest of holidays for Pastafarrians, is of course the birthday of His Most Holy Prophet, Marco Polo (b. sept 15, 1254), who brought the word of his Noodly Appendage back from the East.
As Talk Like A Pirate Day falls on September 19th, this five day period constitutes Holy Pasta Week, durring which spaghetti is consumed liberally. With a nice chianti, of course.
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Update: Don't miss Mark's post on Boing Boing's FSM fundraiser to benefit the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), a group that works to defend science education in schools. Link
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