In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, I offer a salute to my three favorite pirate things!
I am not technically a baseball fan. But what kind of Pittsburgh girl would I be if I didn’t support the local home team!? Besides, the ballpark has nachos, beer and guys running around in tight pants. Sounds like a good day to me. Arrrrrr!!!
For those not yet enlightened, Pastafarianism is a real religion that revolves around Pirates, beer volcanos and strippers. But I think our founder, Bobby Henderson, explains it best. From the website:
“Most of us do not believe a religion – Christianity, Islam, Pastafarianiasm – requires literal belief in order to provide spiritual enlightenment. That is, we can be part of a community without becoming indoctrinated. There are many levels of belief.
By design, the only dogma allowed in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the rejection of dogma. That is, there are no strict rules and regulations, there are no rote rituals and prayers and other nonsense. Every member has a say in what this church is and what it becomes.
To outsiders it makes us hard to define, but here are some general things that can be said about our beliefs:
- We believe pirates, the original Pastafarians, were peaceful explorers and it was due to Christian misinformation that they have an image of outcast criminals today
- We are fond of beer
- Every Friday is a Religious Holiday
- We do not take ourselves too seriously
- We embrace contradictions (though in that we are hardly unique)”
Pirates & Beer – I see a recurring theme here. Arrrrrr!!!
And of course….
So, this evening, I will be celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day with beer, wings and perhaps a Johnny Depp movie. dr00l…I mean Arrrrrr!!!
How are you going to celebrate? 😀