What is the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

The Alto Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a Rural Congregation of Pastafarians that Welcomes All

We believe in the complete equality of all humans;
The complete freedom of and freedom from religion;
The complete separation of church and state;
The complete rejection of dogma and ignorance;
The necessity for critical thinking;
and we believe in positively contributing to our community.

As our only dogma is that we have no dogma, we encourage every person–even members of other faiths– to experience our religion in their own way. The more the merrier! We embrace plurality of ideas. Here are some ways people describe the Church of the FSM:

• a secular religion that uses parody and satire to make its point
• a social movement that promotes a light-hearted view of religion and opposes the teaching of intelligent design and creationism in public schools
• The Church of FSM is legit, and backed by hard science. Anything that comes across as humor or satire is purely coincidental
• a club for atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers
• a way to demonstrate that one person’s faith may appear ridiculous when viewed from the outside