Moscow scientist Alexander Panchin published a post in which he talked about a funny initiative by Moscow State University students who opposed the construction of a new university Orthodox church, calling on the university authorities to build normal dormitories instead. In case of impossibility of such a replacement, the students put forward an alternative idea.
Panchin, not without reason, believes that the students created a very correct petition, and he himself, as a graduate of Moscow State University, cannot but support it.
So, Moscow State University announced that more than 200 employees and students addressed the rector of the university and the patriarch with this request. Here's what it consists of:
“We, the students of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, have never asked to build a church and have not turned to the Patriarch with a request to build a temple, but we have repeatedly addressed personally to the rector of Moscow State University V.A. Sadovnichy with a request to build a second line of DSL dormitories (student house on Lomonosovsky).
Since the administration of the university believes that building a temple on the territory of Moscow State University is more important than building a dormitory for nonresident students, we suggest that the administration of Moscow State University take care of building a temple of the religion followed by most students, namely Pastafarianism. "
The advantages of the proposed solution are obvious to me:
Don't forget to sign the petition ... "
There is nothing surprising in the fact that future scientists turned to the leadership of Moscow State University with such a proposal. It is known that the idea of Pastafarianism originated in 2005 in America, when in the state of Kansas it was discussed whether it was necessary to introduce into the school curriculum an alternative "theory of evolution" - the creationist, that everything in the world (and the world itself) was created by God. Young physicist Bobby Henderson took this idea to the point of absurdity, demanding that we admit that we are all created by some flying spaghetti monster. This is how “Pastafarianism” appeared - a parody of primitive religious interpretations and, in general, any totalitarian ideological system. Pastafarians like to prove the dependence of actually random things on each other, showing the absurdity of religious interpretations of the laws of biology and physics, for example, the more pirates, the stronger global warming. No wonder there are so many scholars among the Pastafarians. After all, doubting dogmas is the basic rule of science.