The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster’s belief system rooted in the doctrine that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the creator of the universe. For this reason, members of the Church, or “Pastafarians”, often express their beliefs by wearing a colander on their heads. Additionally, we are taught by religious texts that humans descended from the pirates. For this reason, Pastafarians celebrate their heritage every year by holding Pirate parades in cities across the world. Unlike other religions, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is led to believe that the Flying Spaghetti Monster created a heaven in which there is a massive beer volcano. Although not all Pastafarians literally believe all of these teachings, some fundamentalists do.