It started with an open letter to the Kansas school board, requesting equal teaching time for a particular alternative theory of Intelligent Design, that of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and His Noodly Appendage, and the requirement for pirate regalia:
Although the school board deigned no official reply to this plea, it brought to the world's attention the whole religious movement of Pastafarianism, with Bobby Henderson as its Prophet. And now its own Holy Book (reviewed here) has been published for the movement's growing readership.
The recent publicity has, naturally, spawned schisms (The Reformed Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, The Reformed Church of Alfredo, ...). However, despite these minor differences, the newly popular church threatens to outshine the One True Way, that of the Invisible Pink Unicorn, May Her Hooves Never Be Shod.
Henderson's Gospel starts as it means to go on:
And, of course, there's the stunningly irrefutable defence of the FSM creation story:
The gospel's highlight is possibly The Eight "I's Really Rather You Didn'ts". I submit that the world would be a much better place if all religions, and all secularists, adopted these asap. The instructions on how to make various graven images are also rather useful. However, apart from these occasional high points, this gospel is somewhat of a mish-mash of collections of writings of various authors, of variable quality, with repetition and contradiction. (Hmm.)
If you haven't already, go read that letter, and browse the associated website to get the highlights; buy the book mainly to offend people.