A new church has emerged, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
The battle between evolutionists and creationists is still waging strongly. Evolutionists are propagating “Intelligent Design“—the idea that “certain features of the universe and living things exhibit characteristics of a product resulting from an intelligent cause or agent”.
However, the fact that organisms function so well and that nature is very efficient proves the reverse. The perfection and balance we perceive in nature is actually evidence of the fact that living things could not have been designed.
Following the Intelligent Design argument through to its Judeo-Christian roots, we are all created in the image of God. Mankind has, however, never been able to design anything that works as well as living organisms.
Some might argue that we are but imperfect reflections of God’s image and that this is the reason that designing anything is always a process of “trial and (t)error”. God, as a perfect being, would have designed the universe as it is now in only six days. The idea of God as a perfect being has been proposed many times to prove that a god actually exists. It has always struck me as a strange concept. Defining a being as perfect is an enquiry limiting rhetorical move. There is no empirical evidence or rational argument that leads to the idea that God is a perfect being—it can only be presumed.
The fact that the universe and living organisms work they way they do is in fact evidence of evolution. Nature has perfected its original “design” through billions of years of trial and error.
Flying Spaghetti Monster
A vastly superior theory to Judeo-Christian creationism is offered by the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Proponents of this brand-new religion assert that an invisible and undetectable Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe, starting with a mountain, trees and a midget. All evidence pointing towards evolution was intentionally planted by this being. ‘Pastafarians’, as they call themselves, make some of the same basic philosophical mistakes as Christians.
However, the Spaghetti Monster theory is superior to Christianity because there is no dogma that we are created in the image of the monster—as can be clearly seen in the illustration.
If anyone wants or needs to believe that the world was created, rather than evolved, the Flying Spaghetti Monster offers a great alternative to established religions.