Saturday, February 7, 2009

"Evolution -- When You've Outgrown the Missionary Position."

Freedom From Religion Foundation Honors Darwin
(As well as other things)

Mike Miller 1/28/2009 7:46 pm

The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation is unveiling a new billboard in Madison and two other cities to honor Charles Darwin as his 200th birthday approaches.

"Praise Darwin," reads the upper portion of the billboard, in biblical script, while the second line reads, "Evolve Beyond Belief."

The organization also plans to put up billboards in Dayton, Tenn., and Dover, Penn., in time for Darwin's Feb. 12 birthday. Dayton was the site of the infamous 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial," while Dover is the small Pennsylvania town where an attempt by the local school board to promote "intelligent design" as a competing theory to Darwin's theory of evolution was tossed out by U.S. District Judge John Jones after a trial in 2005 that lasted 40 days and 40 nights.

Other phrases considered for the billboards:

"Honk If You're Evolving" "Don't Start Evolution Without Me"

"Creationism? Just Say No," "Dude -- 'God' is just a Theory,"

"Nonbelief -- The Natural Selection."

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