Is the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster a religion? 

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This is an interesting topic.  In the strictest and most direct form of an answer, no.  The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is not a religion.  It arose out of a letter from a college student. Bobby Henderson, in May 2005 to the Kansas Board of Education.  At the time, the board was moving towards enacting legislation which would teach the theory of Intelligent Design alongside evolutionary thought.  The letter brought out the idea that the notion of "intelligent design" presumes that a Christian form of such design would be advocated.  To this, Henderson makes his case that multiple visions of intelligent design should be advocated, including the case for the Flying Spaghetti Monster:

I am concerned, however,...

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