What is the Unicorn Museum?
Based on the idea of ‘if it’s in the Bible, it must be true’, The Unicorn Museum promotes belief in the Biblical Truth of unicorns, a creature mentioned nine times in the KJV Bible.
The Unicorn Museum is a parody of The Creation Museum, a religious-based institution which opened its doors in Petersburg, KY on May 28, 2007. The Creation Museum is a $27 Million state-of-the-art facility intended to teach the “truth” of the biblical creation story and promote the belief that the Universe is 6600 years old, Adam walked with the dinosaurs, and the Bible is a wholly accurate historical record.
The Creation Museum is designed to undermine evolution and present the biblical story of life on Earth as a scientifically valid viewpoint. At a time when U.S. children’s proficiency in Science and Mathematics is among the lowest in the modern world, we feel that the Creation Museum represents a challenge to the education and well-being of America’s youth.
So what are we doing about it? We’re having a contest. Submit your ideas for a Unicorn Museum billboard design. The design voted most popular by UM website visitors will be placed on a billboard near the location of the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY.
While you’re at it hit the Donate page and pitch in a few bucks for the cause - Unicorn billboards don’t come for free.
Why the name ‘Unicorn Museum’?
Unicorns, a fantasy creature, are mentioned in the Bible a total of nine times, yet many Christian adherents still maintain that the Bible is a wholly accurate historical account. By focusing on the more implausible aspects of this reputed infallible document, the Unicorn Museum seeks to illustrate the $27 Million charade that is the Creation Museum and highlight the intellectual laxity that characterizes Creationism and Intelligent Design.
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