Pastafarianism is a legitimate religion
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This seems to be mocking Christianity as it copies The Trinity. Instead of The Son, The Father, and The Holy Spirit, Pastafarians mock it as the Pasta, the Meatballs, and the Holy Sauce. Pastafarians seem to be more focused on the FSM.
To me, this religion seems like a mockery of other religions.
Another quote from him states that we are not an anti-religious organization. There are, however, both satirical passages and parts of the Gospel not to be taken literally, such as the Pasta, the Meatballs, and the Holy Sauce. While at some points it is, as you say, mocking other religions, this does not make it less of one. The fact that the Pastafarian Heaven is different from the Christian one has nothing to do with the legitimacy of the religion. By that logic, any religion with a heaven depicted differently from Christianity's should be considered a fake religion.
conforming to the law or to rules.
"his claims to legitimate authority"
synonyms:legal, lawful, licit, legalized, authorized, permitted, permissible, allowable, allowed, admissible, sanctioned, approved, licensed, statutory, constitutional
Now lets see the definition of what you call religion:
the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods.
"ideas about the relationship between science and religion"
synonyms:faith, belief, worship, creed
People call Pastafarianism a fictitious religion. If I should say the definition for you, then fictitous means not true or real.
"But after a Google search, they learned "FSM" stood for "Flying Spaghetti Monster," the noodly appendaged deity of a fictitious religion called "Pastafarianism" that's popular among some atheists and agnostics"
This shows Pastafarians are not legitimate. If you say you know the FSM is not real, then what are the Pastafarian beliefs? If you admit that most of ou don't believe in that, then what do you believe in?
So, in conclusion, it was made legitimate by humans themselves. Good luck to my opponent.
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Vote Placed by LtCmdrData 2 years ago
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