Masculine gods? No!

Why does every religion assign masculine gender identity to its gods (except a few polytheist religions which also have feminine deities though fewer alongside the more powerful masculine ones)?  The Greek and Roman gods were reported to be having sexual relations with each other and with humans (and a few animals).  Excepting those, why does … More Masculine gods? No!

Put ‘Pastafarian’ on the Census!

Statistics New Zealand is now undertaking public consultation on refreshing the Standard Classification for Religious Affiliation to better reflect contemporary New Zealand society. You are invited to make comment recognising that Statistics New Zealand has already been considering the inclusion of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The media release can be found here: http://www.stats.govt.nz/tools_and_services/media-centre/additional-releases/review-religious-affiln-standard.aspxMore Put ‘Pastafarian’ on the Census!

Wise Words

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do … More Wise Words

WORLD FIRST LEGAL PASTAFARIAN WEDDING

The world’s first legal wedding under the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) will take place on a commandeered pirate ship in historic Akaroa Saturday 16 April 2016. The Pastafarian couple will be married by the “Ministeroni” (the world’s first legal Pastafarian marriage celebrant) on the ship with all attendees in full pirate regalia. … More WORLD FIRST LEGAL PASTAFARIAN WEDDING

Stonehenge Aotearoa Weddings

The good folks at Stonehenge Aotearoa have made their fabulous site available for Pastafarian weddings. Stonehenge Aotearoa is located in Carterton, just an hour and a half drive north of Wellington. See our Marriage page for guidance on enjoying a Pastafarian nuptial day at this Southern Hemisphere delight. R’Amen!  

Ahoy there Mateys!

Counting the days! As you all know, the New Zealand government approved our application to be a recognised church able to nominate Pastafarians to be approved as marriage celebrants (Ministeronis in our parlance). After a long arduous process (see the Frequently Asked Questions page for a full description) over many months, our first Ministeroni has … More Ahoy there Mateys!