London South Bank University is being criticised for censoring a poster that puts a satirical figure in place of God in a famous Michelangelo painting, The Independent reports.
The Flying Spaghetti Monster is a familiar figure that is meant to signify secularism. The South Bank Atheist Society created the poster for a school fair, according to the Huffington Post.
Here’s the poster:
Student union officials reportedly removed the posters because they were “religiously offensive,” according to The Independent. The atheist society’s stall was eventually banned from the fair entirely.
Now, the university is under fire for censorship.
The Guardian called the poster controversy “one of the daftest and most anti-intellectual acts of censorship since the Catholic church told Galileo to point his telescope the other way round in case he discovered something that offended flat-Earthers.”
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