AOF Activities & Events
Long ago but not so far away -- in 2008 actually -- AOF and the Humanist Association of the Greater Sacramento Area (HAGSA) got together to host a spaghetti feed. We hoped it would catch on. It did. The Sacramento Coaltion of Reason soon adopted the idea. A tradition began, grew legs, gained traction.
The roots of it go back to a student’s 2005 letter to the Kansas School Board that was considering teaching Intelligent Design. Today the "FSM" party stands as an alternative to churchy Easter activities, but still pokes gentle fun at ID-style Creationists who insist a cosmic Intelligence simply had to have created this well tuned world. "Pastifarians" say yes, certainly, the Flying Spaghetti Monster did it in all his noodly, high-carb wisdom. Open your heart to the FSM and It will fill you with rich red sauce and yummy garlic bread.
This year it will be the 11th Annual FSM Party, can you believe? The party is a pot-luck, so bring food & beverage to share, but a minuscule door fee (min. $2, chump change) will cover all hall costs & dining supplies. Especially welcome, for obvious reasons, is pasta. Help celebrate the Grand Designer with glorious 'sketti. Note: please don't forget serving tools, and maybe a crockpot or hotplate if it's something best served warm.
Fun will include music, singing, board games, pirate cosplay and a pirate costume contest. So wear pirate garb if you wish (optional) or something piratey. (Piratish, piratesque? Arr, blast this spellchecker!) Pirates are sacred to the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Why? It is a mystery.
Learn more about the Flying Spaghetti Monster at venganza.org/about. Or enjoy photos from the 2014 and 2013 FSM parties. For historic images from Sacramento's first FSM event, click here, then click on "Mar 23". Hm, how much do those pirate ear-piercings cost anyway? A buck-an-ear. *groan*