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.
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
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.
(when you follow the file icons trail from Topics > Religion & Spirituality > Pastafarianism)
and the blessed hooves of the Invisible Pink Unicorn.
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?
The Interfaith forum got me one or two hides just for mentioning it irreverentiously.
Touchy fellas, apparently.
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: