Advice Paradise: Of Monsters and Men

“It’s a jungle out there. Disorder and confusion everywhere. No one seems to care.” Well, WE do! That’s why we started this column… Advice Paradise!


We’re not psychologists, counselors, therapists, or experts – we’re just fellow homeschoolers who are willing to offer a little friendly advice. Sometimes it helps to have a second opinion, and we’re here for you. The Advice Paradise team will answer questions on homeschooling, relationships, religion, and life in general. No question is too trivial. Just ask about anything you want to know! We promise to keep it simple and get straight to the point. In some cases, a bit of wit or sarcasm also does the trick.

Check out the following questions and see if any of them apply to you, or maybe you’ve been in the same situation and have some helpful advice to give someone else. Post a comment if you think you have a better answer!

NOTE: We were looking to pick out questions with a Halloween theme this month and these are the closest ones we could find. 🙂

1. Is the Flying Spaghetti Monster an atheist joke or do some people genuinely see it as a good way to argue against gods?

It is a derogatory way to belittle other people’s belief. It is meant to show that Christians are fools. If you think someone is not worth engaging, you could just ignore them. But since Christianity persists, then other things must be tried. At this stage in the struggle, ridicule and intellectual snobbery are used to keep bystanders from considering eternal things.

2. What would you get if you crossed a Yorkshire terrier with a bear?

A Yeti?

3. The person you love reveals that they are a serial killer. What would you do?

Sidle toward the door…

4. Would a hypothetical gorilla win a fight with a philosophical zombie?

I don’t know, but it would be a great particle in a box four-dimensional cage match!


Do you have a question? Send it to and we will share it with the Advice Paradise team to be posted in the next issue of Homeschooling Teen.

Think you have a better answer or would you like to offer some more advice? Please leave a comment below with the question number for reference. Thanks for helping!

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  1. If someone legit tries to use the Flying Spaghetti Monster on you, it’s not even worth arguing with them tbh… The entire argument is gonna be on just the lowest possible intelligence level.

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