[updated on Monday – I can never resist editing these things a day later, or just later…]
After much deliberation, a group of Aikido students, which includes myself, have formed The Church of the Fallible God. We teach peace harmony and truth as we see it. We could be wrong. We won’t know until we actually battle the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the many arms of Shiva, the many heads of the Lernaean Hydra who has now infested the swamps of Louisiana, or any other form in which he or she might appear. We concede that our brains bear a striking resemblance to the Flying Spaghetti Monster, whom we worship at our dinner tables. But we are not ignorant of our ignorance. What we do know is that different perspectives are necessary to even begin to fathom anything as complex as the meaning and purpose of life, or why we even bother to get out of bed in the morning. And that the Flying Spaghetti Monster provides us an opportunity to share our perspectives as we gather together to break our bread. Or just to eat pizza and drink beer. For a small fee, one of our members has offered to also keep peace and harmony. I don’t recommend this service, unless you agree with the truth, as he sees it. Personally, I find his truth unfathomable, and so will not even attempt to explain it. But he does good aikido so we still have a sliver of common ground, which allows for peace and harmony, at least on Saturday morning.
To add your perspective, visit the Church’s weblog here.