In 2005 the Kansas Board of Education voted to let public schools teach the creationist theory of intelligent design alongside evolution, arguing that you couldn’t prove a supernatural being hadn’t given rise to life. Mmmmm. Well.
A 24-year-old with a degree in physics named Bobby Henderson responded on his website that you also couldn’t prove a flying spaghetti monster hadn’t created the universe. Why not teach that theory as well? And the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) was born and has evolved into it’s own “religion”. And maybe with the trappings that come with it.
FSM has it’s own iconography (see image) and the flagship German church in Brandenburg, features a weekly mass with beer and noodles replacing bread and wine. It also has adopted a metal colander as sacred head gear. Love it! I just became a full member and I don’t have to do anything! My kind of church. Join the Church