Parenting for Pastafarians

You’ve no doubt heard of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a theory about the intelligent design of the universe held true by Pastafarians. [For reference, visit Wikipedia's FSM page or the original Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.]

Heretofore, Pastafarian parents have been left out of the loop. Now,
thanks to "Illustrator Who Thinks He’s a Software Developer" Buz
Carter, there is an FSM coloring book under development. In that spirit, I have cobbled together a list of makeshift FSM parenting resources.

A tightly cropped portion of a Flying Spaghetti Monster coloring book page by Buz Carter. The image shows a boy looking into the Monster's eyes and he holds the Monster's noodly appendage.

Coloring Pages

  • FSM coloring book by Buz Carter.
  • Spaghetti and Meatball drawings for Kansas kids. These two capture the awe and fear instilled by the Monster. (Kids 12 and under can color one of the drawings and bring it to Valentino’s Pizza to receive 50 percent off a children’s buffet or a free small drink.)
  • Lady and the Tramp falling in love over spaghetti and meatballs.
  • Pirate coloring pages [Pastafarians dress in full pirate regalia].
  • Pirate for son or daughter of two daddies, courtesy of the National Institutes of Health (hey, this pirate is so very stereotypically jovial).




P.S. I harbor no ill will to anyone of any faith. I do believe in evolution, enjoy eating spaghetti and think the modern revival of pirates that is detached from historical reality has made pirates fun. Who doesn’t want to have fun?


4 Responses to “Parenting for Pastafarians”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Should add “Cloudy with a chance of meatballs” to the reading list.

    September 15th, 2005 at 8:14 am

  2. AJ says:

    There were a lot of spaghetti books I excluded from the list, mainly because I couldn’t see how a Pastafarian parent would incorporate them into their belief system to teach a life lesson to a child. But, “Cloudy with a chance of meatballs” has such a message. I’ve added it to the list. Thanks.

    September 15th, 2005 at 8:29 am

  3. tod says:

    AJ, you crack me up! I hadn’t heard of FSM or Pastafarians until you posted it in a comment a few weeks ago on my site.

    September 16th, 2005 at 12:40 pm

  4. Linda says:

    This is reely funny, but i thought pastafarianism wasnt a real belief. When i googled it, it said that it was mock religious, and only wanted to laugh at the government.
    So i was just curious how people actually have children that are pastafarians. How can a child know enough about the government [or other religions for that matter] to mock them?
    Im not saying anything agianst it, [the coloring book and costume ideas are adorable] but i am just confused.

    April 23rd, 2007 at 5:03 pm