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The joy of being a young parent

My daughter (intending to be counterculture and all-knowing): "Daddy, do you know about the Flying Spaghetti Monster?"

Me: "Pastafarianism? Sure. What do you want to know?"

Then followed a discussion about evolution, intelligent design, and the importance of respecting the beliefs of others. :)
Permalink Send private email Philo 
September 3rd, 2006 7:53pm
In Russia, FSM knows about YOU...
Permalink Send private email Jöhn Härën 
September 3rd, 2006 7:59pm
How old is she? Did she get that question from school?
Permalink Dash Riprock 
September 3rd, 2006 7:59pm
No, she got it from wikipedia. No clue what prompted the enquiry.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
September 3rd, 2006 8:00pm
:::runs to the wikipedia:::
Permalink What'd I say? 
September 3rd, 2006 8:12pm
Pastafarianism is the shit.
Permalink What'd I say? 
September 3rd, 2006 8:12pm
Damn. Just too late, we just had our census taken. Pastafarianism would have looked so much better than <blank>.
Permalink trollop 
September 3rd, 2006 9:23pm
Mmmmpf - it's been more widely known since 2005 or since the dawn of time depending on one's POV.

Colour me inattentive.
Permalink trollop 
September 3rd, 2006 9:27pm
I have finally found a faith that makes [the most] sense.

A heathen no longer ... the FSM /is for me/!!  I'm also much closer to being a pirate than /any/ of you are, nana nana naaa naaa.

I love it.
Permalink Send private email PNII 
September 3rd, 2006 10:18pm
That's weird. I always thought FSM was a way to make fun of other's beliefs.
Permalink just me 
September 3rd, 2006 10:30pm
Check out the list of 8 "I'd Really Rather You Didn'ts"

#5:  I'd Really Rather You Didn't Challenge The Bigoted, Misogynist, Hateful Ideas Of Others On An Empty Stomach. Eat, Then Go After The Bastard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gospel_of_the_Flying_Spaghetti_Monster
Permalink xampl 
September 3rd, 2006 10:31pm
... what seems to have changed you're opinion on it ???
Permalink Send private email PNII 
September 3rd, 2006 10:32pm
Aren't you like 38? A "young parent" is 19-25.
Permalink ... 
September 3rd, 2006 10:34pm
My daughter is 15. Are there a lot of 15 year olds with 19-25 year old parents?

Or could this perhaps be a relative thing?

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Permalink Send private email Philo 
September 3rd, 2006 10:49pm
Oh, my bad.
Permalink ... 
September 3rd, 2006 10:56pm
:)

No biggie.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
September 3rd, 2006 11:26pm
I know what you mean...I'm more or less the same age as you but through the miracle of getting married in my 30s my two oldest are 19 & 15.

I scored a lot of Kudos when my daughter mentioned "The London Underground Song" and I not only knew it but had it on my palmtop.
Permalink Send private email a cynic writes... 
September 4th, 2006 5:09am
I don't intend to teach my kids to respect other's beliefs. I want them to pretend to but snicker at how dumb the people who believe in god are behind their backs.
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September 4th, 2006 5:42am
"snicker at how dumb the people who believe in god are"

At all of them?
They are all dumb?
The overwhelming majority of this rock's population is dumb to you?
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 4th, 2006 7:09am
"The overwhelming majority of this rock's population is dumb to you?"

That's sorta the inevitable conclusion.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
September 4th, 2006 7:20am
Wouldn't that be slightly arrogant?
Roughly 5 billion people disagree with you, and you say: "They're just dumb".

I'm no believer but that fact does question my disbelief.
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 4th, 2006 7:23am
"Wouldn't that be slightly arrogant?"

Yes. What's your point? :P

"I'm no believer but that fact does question my disbelief."

Nearly two billion people "believe" in Maoism, but you have no problem dismissing that?
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
September 4th, 2006 7:28am
"What's your point"
My point is that arrogance is not something that I would teach my kids.

About maoism: Unfortunately maoism is only believed in by the elite in power. 1.999.999.000 other so called believers try to live their lives and make due under the circustances.
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 4th, 2006 7:37am

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