How To Fold One's Hands When Praying to the Flying Spaghetti Monster

How to “Make the Sign of the Sauce” (with apologies to Lawrence Lerner):

And as you pray you wiggle your fingers.

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  • taslima

    Wiggle your noodly fingers!

  • Zinc Avenger


    The right thumb goes OVER the left thumb.

    The left hand does the antipasto’s work!

    Hold your hands while praying like this and you will end up in the spicy, salty, and bitter depths of overseasoned hell!

    • asonge

      I was going to post this exactly, but I am beaten to it.

  • Zinc Avenger

    Bonus: The one-handed version can also be used to invoke Zoidberg.

    • subbie

      Why would anyone pray with just one hand?


      Oh, I see.

      Hey, this IS a good religion!

  • mithrandir

    I had a random thought the other day about someone from this era being put into suspended animation and woken up a thousand years from now…

    Doctor 1: He’s awake! He’s alive!
    Doctor 2: Praise be to His Noodly Appendage!
    Patient: Uh… what? Noodly what?
    D2: His Noodly Appendage. Surely you had heard of His Holiness the Flying Spaghetti Monster?
    P: Wait, what? Don’t be ridiculous, the Flying Spaghetti Monster was a joke!
    D1: Oh, don’t tell me you’re one of those foolish IPU cultists?
    P: I… P… The… Invisible Pink Unicorn?
    D2: Yeah, them! Can you believe they’re going to go to war with us?
    P: …Okay, I’ll bite, why are they going to war with you?
    D1: Well, they say it’s because of our pirate fleet…
    D2: Yeah, can you believe the nerve of them? How else are we supposed to prevent global warming?
    P: You know what? Just put me back to sleep.

  •!/assassinscloak Assassin’s Cloak

    So if I only have one hand I’m praying to Zoidberg? What if I don’t have any hands or have lost a few fingers or have an extra finger or two? These are important theological questions!

    • Zinc Avenger

      Good news! You can pray to the FSM in His Zoidberg aspect. Or cut out the middleman (crustacean?) and pray directly to FSM. The prayers will get to the right deity, demigod, or being of supernatural provenance.

      Just make sure you don’t accidentally send them to the Christian god. He just keeps all the prayers He gets whether they’re for Him or not, and it’s not like He ever even answers them!