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Calling for community support: Pastafarian only swimming

By Diggety 13 February 2012 37

After learning of swimming lane segregation based on gender, Pastafarian leader, The Flying Spaghetti Monster(FSM) is calling on the ACT for support to provide an option for Pastafarian’s only swimming in the ACT.

“A number of noodly knights have contacted me raising the case for Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster only swimming in the ACT,” said Lord FSM (in pirate language).

“Providing Pastafarian’s only swimming would increase the availability of swimming to a number of followers and benevolent pirates in our community, both for safety, and for fun.

“Some followers and families currently do not use our public pools due to religious reasons, accessibility concerns, or for body image reasons.”

Flying Spaghetti Monster followers require pasta sauce as a liquid medium for aquatic locomotion. Consensus  suggests ‘marinara’ the most fitting flavour.

Are there any FSM followers, or sympathizers to the cause amongst the rioters before we submit the proposal to the Greens?


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TheDancingDjinn 8:05 am 15 Feb 12

AnimosiTy said :

well I gotto disagree, buy a backyard pool and invite your mates over… :/ how can our government be expected to run a pool that’s so restricted. maby public pools step out of your comfort zone if you want to be AUSTRALIAN… or go home! :/
we cannot accommodate EVERYONE, what about an aboriginal swimming pool?! a Asian only?! racist and prejudice! really. do you want your own shopping centers too?! people will point and make up an excuse if they want to.. go find some self esteem classes and get out in the community and learn English and I’m sure you’ll feel much more comfortable here in AUSTRALIA.

When you were preparing that speach in your head that last bit came out STRAYA didn’t it?

Absolutely not. This is the thin edge of the wedge, if this gets up it will not be long before other religious fanatics will be demanding even more extreme things, like say, women only swimming.

AnimosiTy 2:58 am 15 Feb 12

well I gotto disagree, buy a backyard pool and invite your mates over… :/ how can our government be expected to run a pool that’s so restricted. maby public pools step out of your comfort zone if you want to be AUSTRALIAN… or go home! :/
we cannot accommodate EVERYONE, what about an aboriginal swimming pool?! a Asian only?! racist and prejudice! really. do you want your own shopping centers too?! people will point and make up an excuse if they want to.. go find some self esteem classes and get out in the community and learn English and I’m sure you’ll feel much more comfortable here in AUSTRALIA.

PantsMan 10:51 pm 14 Feb 12

Was at the Belco pool recently when the the kiddy pool got evacuated cause of some type of ‘contamination’ in the water.

Was it the mystical ‘Spaghetti Meatball?’

OpenYourMind 10:29 pm 14 Feb 12

thy_dungeonman said :

Jethro said :

Meh.

I’m an atheist and enjoy some FSM worship at time.

However, I have no problem with a public pool having an hour session or two a week with a couple lanes screened off for women, Muslim or otherwise.

It’s not a huge deal and I;m actually kind of surprised at the outrage people feel over it.

Exactly, this has to be the most childish thread I have seen on the RiotACT and I think that’s saying something. Atheist or rather anti-theists are now becoming more annoying than the supposed outspoken religious groups they are fighting with reason and rationality

Yes, this pastafarianism is clearly a cult. It starts with a simple swimming lane request and next thing they’ll be infiltrating our political system with their noodly ways and holding pirate vs devil witch conventions on Mount Ainslie. I’ve heard one of the less well known pasta schools doesn’t support immunisation, pasta preachers are behaving innappropriately in school and are protected by the Roman Grand Bolognesian High Priest. There’s even talk of pastafarianism not recognising the marriage of ninjas ands pirates.

This childishness must stop.

Thumper 9:04 pm 14 Feb 12

spinact said :

chris820 said :

The pool would end up resembling the bottom of a laksa.

Laksa? Blasphemer!!

Jehovah!!!!

spinact 8:47 pm 14 Feb 12

chris820 said :

The pool would end up resembling the bottom of a laksa.

Laksa? Blasphemer!!

Deref 6:48 pm 14 Feb 12

astrojax said :

Thumper said :

I have been touched by his noodly appendage… 🙂

i didn’t know his pastaness was catholic…

Unlike Catholicism, to us it’s not literal.

Diggety 6:33 pm 14 Feb 12

thy_dungeonman said :

Exactly, this has to be the most childish thread I have seen on the RiotACT and I think that’s saying something.

You must think I’m joking.

thy_dungeonman 9:14 am 14 Feb 12

Jethro said :

Meh.

I’m an atheist and enjoy some FSM worship at time.

However, I have no problem with a public pool having an hour session or two a week with a couple lanes screened off for women, Muslim or otherwise.

It’s not a huge deal and I;m actually kind of surprised at the outrage people feel over it.

Exactly, this has to be the most childish thread I have seen on the RiotACT and I think that’s saying something. Atheist or rather anti-theists are now becoming more annoying than the supposed outspoken religious groups they are fighting with reason and rationality

Thumper 9:06 am 14 Feb 12

merlin bodega said :

Why only spaghetti FSM? What about rice noodle swimming privately too? You are clearly a gelatinous racist and not one of the Gods in any of the 600,000 or so viable planets in the Galaxy would forgive you for this slur.

Burn in a pizza oven for your sins!

HE burned for our sins.

And later was scraped off the plate and left in a garbage bin from where he was to rise again. Reborn, or restrung, whatever the case may be.

merlin bodega 8:23 am 14 Feb 12

Why only spaghetti FSM? What about rice noodle swimming privately too? You are clearly a gelatinous racist and not one of the Gods in any of the 600,000 or so viable planets in the Galaxy would forgive you for this slur.

Burn in a pizza oven for your sins!

gdt 10:31 pm 13 Feb 12

What happened to the Canberra which used to have nude swiming evenings at the Erindale pool?

Jethro 8:46 pm 13 Feb 12

Meh.

I’m an atheist and enjoy some FSM worship at time.

However, I have no problem with a public pool having an hour session or two a week with a couple lanes screened off for women, Muslim or otherwise.

It’s not a huge deal and I;m actually kind of surprised at the outrage people feel over it.

chris820 8:34 pm 13 Feb 12

The pool would end up resembling the bottom of a laksa.

astrojax 8:28 pm 13 Feb 12

Thumper said :

I have been touched by his noodly appendage… 🙂

i didn’t know his pastaness was catholic…

jayskette 7:23 pm 13 Feb 12

yum 🙂 a giant tomato-sauce based pool with pool noodles floating on top

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