Tough question, right? I am sure you are squinting at the details of the back of this car trying to find the answer. Disclaimer, no religious disrespect intended, I am just a lover of parody.
I came across this little gem of a Subaru in the supermarket parking lot. At first glance I thought, wow, this is one religious dude. On second glance I saw that this guy was hysterical. A closer look at the left side and I saw this:
Classic Jesus fish, or Ichthys. Not so classic Sushi fish.
Panning to the other side of the car I found these little gems of religious parody:
The ever popular Vegan fish. The FSM fish (I will get back to that one) and the completely irreverent Theory of Evolution Darwin fish. In the center was simply an empty fish. I think that one was trying to stand out. Or perhaps it was the void of religion in contrast to the other parody of religion types. Nonetheless they all clung proudly to the back of the trusty Legacy.
I had to do a little Googling on FSM and here is what I found. This stands for Flying Spaghetti Monster. Here is what Wikipedia served up for me on this.
The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the deity of the parody religion the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism. In 2005, Oregon State physics graduate Bobby Henderson wrote an open letter about a “Flying Spaghetti Monster” as a satirical protest against the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to permit the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in public schools. In the letter, Henderson parodied the concept of intelligent design by professing belief in a supernatural creator that closely resembles spaghetti and meatballs. Henderson further called for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism to be allotted equal time in science classrooms alongside intelligent design and evolution. You can read the rest here. (totally worth the click to see the artwork on that page)
In closing, all I can say is this whole thing only cements the idea that I MUST meet the person who drives this car.
9 responses to “What do Jesus and Sushi Have in Common?”
I am so glad I got to witness this, if only second-hand. I know it’s gonna come up in conversation sometime soon . . .
Happy to share. I MUST find the owner of this car. I am pretty sure they live in the zip code.
flabbergasted … how do these things find you?
because I am the Magnet for the Absurd. (and I have the mugs to prove it!) https://icouldcrybutidonthavetime.wordpress.com/?s=mugs&searchbutton=Go%21
This is the second reference I have seen for the Flying Spaghetti Monster today, the other one on Penn Jillette’s (Penn and Teller) twitter feed. http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/43272-student-punished-for-spaghetti-beliefs
Wow, kim. I am keeping some really funny company. How did we get through life not knowing about this?
I believe the camo fish (leaf) actually says ‘Pagan’, not Vegan xD Either way, this guy or gal is hilarious.
Hahaha, i believe you are correct.
wtfomglolz i read it like dat 2 @ 1st