Recently the Flying Spaghetti Monster is used by atheists, agnostics (known by Pastafarians as “spagnostics”), and others as a modern version of Russell’s teapot.
In November, 2007, three talks involving the Flying Spaghetti Monster are scheduled to be delivered at the American Academy of Religion‘s annual meeting in San Diego. The talks include titles such as, “Holy Pasta and Authentic Sauce: The Flying Spaghetti Monster’s Messy Implications for Theorizing Religion“. (wikipedia)
Actually The Flying Spaghetti Monster is the deity of a parody religion called The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and its system of beliefs.
The religion was founded in 2005 by Oregon State University physics graduate Bobby Henderson to protest the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to require the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to biological evolution.