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(2,884 posts)
Fri Jun 19, 2015, 08:54 PM Jun 2015

A surprising display of pastafarianophobia

As you pastafarians and friends of pastafarians know, this group is brand new.

We haven't had time yet for grand, majestic threads detailing our creed, launching a contest for new pastafarian hymnals, reviewing seriously which beers should be served at the great beer volcano in the sky or starting internecine fights between opposing pastafarian subsects.

And yet, 6 people have chosen to already 'trash' this group, i.e. make sure not to see what we post.

That is interesting, and begs some questions: What do these people think?
- that their own faith is now competing with ours, and becomes the enemy? (religious war posture)
- that their religion is holier than ours? (superiority complex of the bronze age religions)
- or is it weakness?

Could it be that such people fear that reading about a new religion would, by comparison of equally unsubstantiated claims abouts cosmology and morality, weaken the certitudes they thought they harbored?

If so, harken me hearties, the pastafarian ship is charging full speed ahead.

A surprising display of pastafarianophobia (Original Post) Yorktown Jun 2015 OP
The wogs are awash with raisin jack and confused by the bells edgineered Jun 2015 #1
"eight bell peppers and all is well." AlbertCat Jun 2015 #2
Don't let the haters bring you down. Curmudgeoness Jun 2015 #3
How do you know how many people have trashed it? AtheistCrusader Jun 2015 #4
It's on open display on the 'info' page of the Pastafarian group Yorktown Jun 2015 #6
Their false gods fear the noodly goodness BainsBane Jun 2015 #5
We should have an interfaith dialogue Yorktown Jun 2015 #7
Careful, the Interfaith forum is pretty intolerant. AtheistCrusader Jun 2015 #8
I experienced that firsthand Yorktown Jun 2015 #9
I was told she represents FSM's feminine side BainsBane Jun 2015 #10


(2,101 posts)
1. The wogs are awash with raisin jack and confused by the bells
Fri Jun 19, 2015, 09:42 PM
Jun 2015

4 bells at revielle and 4 bells at taps.

Revielle does not mean: Lights out. Silence on deck.
That's Taps. So why do they sound the same to land lubbers?

If you sea lawyers can leave picking apart spelling and grammar for a bit, cross over the gangplank to here: http://www.nauticus.org/exhibits/ships-bells


The bell is an essential link in the ship emergency alarm system. In the event of a fire, the bell is rung rapidly for at least five seconds, followed by one, two, or three rings to indicate the location of a fire be it forward, amidship or aft respectively.

Navy Ceremonies and Events

The bell is used to signal the presence of important persons. When the ship captain, a flag officer or other important person arrives or departs, watch standers make an announcement to the ship and ring the bell. This tradition extends to major naval command transitions, often held aboard vessels associated with the command.

This link says more about how the same number of bells is repeated every four hours. http://www.boatus.com/eightbells/history.asp
Bells are sounded in a pattern every thirty minutes. The maximum number of bells that can be struck is eight, hence the saying "eight bells and all is well." This is the common schedule of ship's bells that is repeated every four hours:


(18,219 posts)
3. Don't let the haters bring you down.
Sat Jun 20, 2015, 02:10 PM
Jun 2015

Rejoice in the knowledge that they will not be able to sit on a jury in this group, nor will they see anything to alert on. Sounds like a win/win to me.



(2,884 posts)
6. It's on open display on the 'info' page of the Pastafarian group
Sun Jun 21, 2015, 10:19 PM
Jun 2015

(when you follow the file icons trail from Topics > Religion & Spirituality > Pastafarianism)



(2,884 posts)
7. We should have an interfaith dialogue
Sun Jun 21, 2015, 10:21 PM
Jun 2015

I do not disbelieve in the invisible Pink Unicorn, of course.

I just do not know how to reconcile its existence with the creation genesis by the Holy Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Where does it fit in?



(2,884 posts)
9. I experienced that firsthand
Sun Jun 21, 2015, 11:08 PM
Jun 2015

The Interfaith forum got me one or two hides just for mentioning it irreverentiously.

Touchy fellas, apparently.


(52,935 posts)
10. I was told she represents FSM's feminine side
Sun Jun 21, 2015, 11:29 PM
Jun 2015

a sort of Holy Binity. This was my introduction to the faith: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1282103

This response explains the Blessed Invisible Pink Unicorn:

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