There’s a Darwin museum in Moscow (opened before the communist revolution, actually) and a group of Russian Orthodox creationists protested outside of it recently, handing out fliers that were every bit as ridiculous as the ones the creationists hand out in this country.
Russian Orthodox religious activists festooned a Moscow museum named for Charles Darwin with banners and leaflets denouncing evolution theory in a display of disdain for secular education…
Footage released by Orthodox activist group Bozhaya Volya, or God’s Will, showed activists unfurling a banner reading “God created the world” on the building’s facade while others threw leaflets bearing creationist slogans into the lobby of a popular destination for school trips and family outings in the capital.
“God created kittens!” read one leaflet visible in the video, which also featured activists holding banners disparaging the theory of evolution as a “pseudo-scientific myth” and singing religious songs.
“Checkmate atheists! In the year 7522 since the creation of the world, creationists have seized the Darwin museum,” a member of the group which advocates “the revival and development of Russia as an Orthodox Empire” said on Twitter.
7522? Bishop Ussher to the white courtesy phone.