Talk:The Flying Spaghetti Monster (3.5e Deity)
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This page is absolutely perfect, and is offensive in no way what-so-ever. Saying this page is offensive would be to say that any deity in dungeons and dragons is offensive, which makes no sense given the dynamic of this website. Whoever said that this page is inappropriate is completely ignorant and closed-minded. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs) 20:13, 18 October 2009 (MDT). Please sign your posts!
- When I added this template I had a few questions in mind. One is the real-world application; this is a religion. If I was part of the FSM religion and I saw this here I may be offended (comparable to someone making a deity called "God" for D&D - with D&D's other deities and pantheons every Christian would be offended (for example)). If, however, the scriptures of the FSM religion do not get offended by being added to a game with a deity and pantheon system then I feel this should be moved to d20M (since it does not seem to fit a medieval setting all too well). Your thoughts? --Green Dragon 21:25, 18 October 2009 (MDT)
- The FSM was around before medieval times and after, so why not during? Plus, if that's your argument then why not start with Chuck Norris and Obama, they're on here. Athen20 10:23, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
- God (3.5e Deity) does exist, so any argument using it's lack of existence is fundamentally flawed. Additionally, d20 Modern doesn't really have deities, so you'd have to make a pretty good argument as to why this belongs there, and I don't see one. If FSM exists, then he has always existed, therefore he fits in any setting, right? I suspect, however, that this is a joke article; it's fate should be exactly the same as that of Chuck Norris (3.5e Deity), Barack Obama (3.5e Deity), Boba Fett (3.5e Deity), Dungeon Master (3.5e Deity), Mr. Rogers (3.5e Deity).... JazzMan 17:00, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
- I find this awesome. While i do fully think a few of the others listed "should" be deleted, this is not. IF God and Obama are not gonna be deleted, why should this? are we worried flying spaghetti worshipers will get bent out of shape? :P --Name Violation 20:44, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
That's what Pastafarianism IS. As soon as I figure out how to link out to other sites, I'll prove it. So, if the FSM was intended as a joke religion, it makes perfect sense that it would be an April Fools deity. PokeDM 11:49, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
whip vs. tentacle, among other things
Would a tentacle be more appropriate than a whip for the FSM to use? Natural_weapon#Tentacle is already a well-established form of natural weapon, and seems to me to be more appropriate. Consider that a whip can be disarmed, but a tentacle cannot, and also the designation in true Pastafarianism of the "noodly appendage", which seems to be the subject in question here.
There seem to be some other things missing here as well. More information about the clergy and temples would be helpful, and the dogma section is terribly incomplete. I'm interested in improving this article, but I'd like some feedback on what needs to be added, and how this could be made playable. Silverkin 00:21, 21 February 2011 (MST)
- Well, having a tentacle as a favored weapon would mean that only noodley clerics would get to use it. The whip is probably appropriate in that case. Otherwise, it's up to you; it's not exactly a serious entry. JazzMan 10:23, 21 February 2011 (MST)
If you look at some of the Featured Articles, there is one that is a deity article, Cassia, which could be useful as a guide for what kind of information is needed. We currently lack sections regarding powers, history, location, minions, and weaknesses. If FSM is to be made playable, most of these will have to be added, along with the notes I made earlier. I think the picture could also be improved, and the symbol is incorrect with regard to the actual religion. I have an idea for the new picture, although it would need to be shrunk a bit, located at , and the actual symbol can be found here although again, it needs to be shrunk a bit. Silverkin 15:46, 21 February 2011 (MST)