So I’ve got some unleavened bread here. To some people, it’s just a piece of flour, mixed with water and heated. And to some people, it’s the body of a god, sacred beyond imagining.

Plain unraised bread, made without yeast or other raising agent, is ‘unleavened’.

A few years ago, a Florida student called Webster Cook put a piece of unleavened bread in his pocket. Churchgoers confronted Webster to get the bread back. Later, he got death threats. Local priest Miguel Gonzalez called for prayer instead.

Gonzalez also compared the stunt to a kidnapping.

Humanist PZ Myers was so outraged, he blogged asking his readers to send him crackers, which he would treat “with profound disrespect and heinous cracker abuse, all photographed and presented here on the web.”

Enter justice minister Dermot Ahern, who last summer added blasphemy to the Defamation Act, So I suggested a bit of cracker desecration in response.

The idea didn’t go over too well at the Atheist Ireland agm where I raised it. Creating a ‘Church of Dermotology‘ was much more popular. Even painting pictures of the prophet got a better reception.

There it is. A piece of bread.

I‘m asking for your suggestions below.

Plain old pasta or Flying Spaghetti Monster?
Plain old pasta or Flying Spaghetti Monster?

By Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham occupies his time working as a journalist, writer, sub-editor, blogger and podcaster, yet still finds himself underemployed.

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  1. Cook pasta in a large pot with boiling salted water until al dente, then drain. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet, add garlic and cook until tender. Add zucchini, salt, red pepper flakes, dried basil and saute for ten minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, bay scallops, and fresh basil and simmer for five minutes, or until scallops are opaque. Pour sauce over pasta and serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

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