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Post by YoungApolegist » Tue May 27, 2014 6:58 am

Probably the most overrated, overused, and tiring arguements that the new atheists use is the argument of the "Flying Spaghetti Monster." First of all, the FSM is a concept that was invented in 2005. Ever since then, the FSM has become one of the most annoying fallacy used by the new atheists. Is anybody else annoyed by this?
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Post by WannaLearn » Tue May 27, 2014 7:10 am

sure :)

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Post by melanie » Tue May 27, 2014 7:49 am

What is the FSM?

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Post by melanie » Tue May 27, 2014 7:55 am

melanie wrote:What is the FSM?
Okay I googled it
Haha that is so ridiculous it's funny, but I think the ludicrousness of it is it's point??
Satire and irony
Kinda sad when those calling foolishness are the fools.
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Post by Proinsias » Tue May 27, 2014 7:58 am

It's a more entertaining version of Russell's teapot.

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Post by melanie » Tue May 27, 2014 8:01 am

Proinsias wrote:It's a more entertaining version of Russell's teapot.
Okay I'm afraid to ask what is Russel's teapot?? Lol

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Post by melanie » Tue May 27, 2014 8:07 am

melanie wrote:
Proinsias wrote:It's a more entertaining version of Russell's teapot.
Okay I'm afraid to ask what is Russel's teapot?? Lol
Ha! Googled that too.
Still laughing
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Post by melanie » Tue May 27, 2014 8:09 am

Thanks Proinsias
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Post by Seraph » Tue May 27, 2014 11:11 am

They are annoying. They're meant to be a parody of the argument that one cannot disprove the existence of God, but it's annoying because the better arguments for God have nothing to do with being unable to disprove Gods existence.
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Post by 1over137 » Tue May 27, 2014 11:32 am

:flyingspaghetti: this is it

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Post by Alpha~Omega » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:01 pm

The home site has a decent article on this topic. Check it out if you haven't already.
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Post by Vansdad » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:22 pm

Insulted is more like it

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Post by Kenny » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:28 pm

YoungApolegist wrote:Probably the most overrated, overused, and tiring arguements that the new atheists use is the argument of the "Flying Spaghetti Monster." First of all, the FSM is a concept that was invented in 2005. Ever since then, the FSM has become one of the most annoying fallacy used by the new atheists. Is anybody else annoyed by this?
The flying spaghetti monster was created as a parody to protest the teaching of Creationism and intelligent design in public schools. The claim was if intelligent design gets equal time as Evolution, the religion of the Flying Spaghetti monster should get equal time as well. It was also used to refute some of the claims Christians used to prove God.

As irritating as it may be, it appears to be somewhat effective in accomplishing what it was created to do because the School that was the target of its creation quit teaching intelligent design, and Christians don’t seem to use the arguments it was designed to refute, as often as they used to.

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Post by PaulSacramento » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:09 am

Kenny wrote:
YoungApolegist wrote:Probably the most overrated, overused, and tiring arguements that the new atheists use is the argument of the "Flying Spaghetti Monster." First of all, the FSM is a concept that was invented in 2005. Ever since then, the FSM has become one of the most annoying fallacy used by the new atheists. Is anybody else annoyed by this?
The flying spaghetti monster was created as a parody to protest the teaching of Creationism and intelligent design in public schools. The claim was if intelligent design gets equal time as Evolution, the religion of the Flying Spaghetti monster should get equal time as well. It was also used to refute some of the claims Christians used to prove God.

As irritating as it may be, it appears to be somewhat effective in accomplishing what it was created to do because the School that was the target of its creation quit teaching intelligent design, and Christians don’t seem to use the arguments it was designed to refute, as often as they used to.

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It created a straw argument that NEVER existed other than those believers that insisted that belief in God was/is based on blind faith.
Which is an insult to EVERY believer and every religious thinker that ever existed that based his/her faith on reason ( see Aquinas as the prime example).

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