Happy Holiday Season from the Flying Spaghetti Monster

❝ It’s that time of year again. Many will be celebrating Christmas, some Hanukkah, some Kwanzaa, whatever. Pastafarians will be celebrating our holiday, named “Holiday“. And it’s not a specific date so much as it is the Holiday season, itself…

❝ …I would like to point out how much Pastafarianism has spread in a remarkably short amount of time. A few years ago, you’d be wished a “Merry Christmas” by everyone. Now, by our schools, businesses, goverment, on tv – everywhere – what do you hear? We’re not offered the Christian greeting “Merry Christmas“, but instead a happy “Holiday” season. Holiday, is of course OUR Pastafarian holiday, and it’s amazing to see how it’s been accepted, embraced even, by so many people.


12 thoughts on “Happy Holiday Season from the Flying Spaghetti Monster

  1. War on X-Mas® says:

    “Festive Satanic statue added to Illinois statehouse” (BBC News) https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46453544 “Placed between a Christmas tree and a menorah, the four-foot sculpture depicts a snake coiled around an outstretched arm holding an apple. The supporting plinth is inscribed “Knowledge is the greatest gift”. The state government said the Chicago Temple of Satan had the same right as other religious groups to have a display however the move has been criticized on social media by Illinois Family Action, an anti-abortion pressure group.”

  2. Crazy Like Fox says:

    Fox News host Sean Hannity issues all-caps warning that “CHRISTMAS IS UNDER SIEGE.” https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sean-hannity-war-on-christmas-panic_us_5c08ab7ee4b069028dc66e97
    The object of Hannity’s ire isn’t a “happy holidays” or the removal of any sign of Christmas, but rather a Massachusetts church celebrating the holiday while making a point about refugees.
    Saint Susanna Parish in Dedham has placed the baby Jesus in its Nativity scene and the Magi behind a fence, according to Boston25.
    “Sixty-five million refugees worldwide seeking a better way of life and we were wondering what that might look like 2,000 years ago if this family encountered the same dynamics that are taking place in our country right now,” the Rev. Steve Josoma told the station.

  3. Exegesis says:

    “The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is not a religion and therefore it has no rights of being treated as such, the Constitutional Court of Germany said. The organisation, started by atheists to mock religions, has no right to have official signs in the entrance of cities and towns. In Germany, these signs next to some main streets inform about the location and times of the worship services of faith communities, such as Protestants and Catholics. (see http://evangelicalfocus.com/upload/imagenes/5be06424c486f_flienge630.jpg )
    The German “Pastafaris” have said they will now bring their case to the European Court of Human Rights, according to news agency Idea. http://evangelicalfocus.com/europe/3969/Atheist_church_is_not_a_religion_says_Germany
    Pastafarianism is not a religion, court decides : Dutch judge issues ruling in case over the right to wear a collander in a passport photo https://www.irishtimes.com/news/offbeat/pastafarianism-is-not-a-religion-court-decides-1.3598756
    A New Jersey township is charging a family $2,000 per night to allow their 70,000-light Christmas display to continue, potentially violating their First Amendment rights. https://www.westernjournal.com/town-demands-family-pay-2000-per-night-display-christmas-lights/

  4. Kensington Gore says:

    “Melania Trump’s red Christmas trees being picked apart by visitors on White House tours” http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/melania-trump-s-red-christmas-trees-being-picked-apart-by-visitors-on-white-house-tours
    “Melania Trump defends red White House Christmas trees” https://www.today.com/home/melania-trump-defends-red-white-house-christmas-trees-they-look-t144054
    “The choice of red is an extension of the pales, or stripes, found in the presidential seal designed by our Founding Fathers,” the White House said in a statement. “It’s a symbol of valor and bravery.” https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/first-lady-melania-trump-unveils-christmas-white-house-2018/
    “The Shining” (something in the river of blood) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-q2BG8VY5Y

  5. Tis the season... says:

    “Trump’s ‘Merry Christmas’ pledge fails to manifest at his own businesses : Despite railing against political correctness, the word ‘Christmas’ is curiously absent from Trump’s stores, restaurants and hotels” (Guardian UK) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/23/trump-war-on-christmas-happy-holidays-businesses
    “The real war on Christmas” (Rev. Laura Mayo, Huston Chronicle 12/21/18) https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/houston-belief/article/The-real-war-on-Christmas-13484370.php “…The real war on Christmas is a campaign to forget that the holy family sought asylum as refugees and to refuse to see each desperate family at our border as a reflection of the sacred. The real war on Christmas is waged by those who claim the name of Jesus while embracing the values of the Herod — using fear to stoke tension and strife, to perpetuate subjugation and extract vengeance so that those more privileged retain every last morsel they can. We have permitted the values of Herod to creep in and take over, to distract us from the vulnerability of hope emanating from the person of a newborn baby whose parents are besieged by plots of murder fashioned by a fearful tyrant.”

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