Many students here at TJ are followers of this religion. For the sake of the safety of those we interviewed, we gave them fake names and didn’t take their picture.
Jimmy-Bob-Joe: “It can be pretty hard to be a Pastafarian. My friends always think I’m joking and they mock the FSM. I don’t mock what they have faith in. So why do they think I’m joking? It’s just annoying. But I know that it doesn’t really matter at the end of the day. I am who I am and I believe in what I chose to. The rest doesn’t matter.”
Ginny-Gal Jones: “I guess is can be a little frustrating. I do have faith in the FSM but I don’t know to many other people that do. Which can be a little isolating, but I know I’m not the only one. It’s also frustrating when people say that I’m just saying I’m a Pastafarian to avoid being seen as an athiest. I’m not an atheist, I have a different system of beliefs. Sure, it may seem a little weird-I get that, but it’s what I believe. I don’t go around calling other people atheists when their wearing crosses and talking about God. Why do they have to do that? But, I know that there’s no way I’ll convince them, so I try not to let it go to my head.”
Famous Pastafarian-Capitan Hook: “Sailing the high seas with Her Majesty’s royal navy chasing after you to kill you for golden plates they think you have can be a trifle bothersome. But, being a Pastafarian, I know that what they deserve will come to them from the FSM. Meanwhile we keep sailing, doing what we pirates are quite famed for doing: searching for the golden plates and other treasures, and exploring.”
Famous Pastafarian-Patrick Star: “I live in the ocean and there’s a lot of pirates down here, and they brought two golden plates down to bikini bottom. I understood them, so I became the biggest Pastafarian ever.”