With millions, if not thousands, of devout worshippers, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is widely considered a legitimate religion, even by its opponents - mostly fundamentalist Christians, who have accepted that our God has larger balls than theirs.
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, while having existed in secrecy for hundreds of years, only recently came into the mainstream when an open letter to the Kansas School Board was published in May 2005. In this letter, Bobby Henderson, devout follower and part time prophet, righteously claimed that if the alternative theory of Intelligent Design should be taught along with the theory of Evolution, equal time should be reserved for another science based Intelligent Design theory, namely Pastafarianism.
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