Ignorant creationists trying to push religion into public science education always try to downplay the religious aspect by claiming they simply want to endorse critical analysis of evolution. Many times this results in placing stickers on textbooks that are derogatory of the theory which now is accepted by anyone who can read (which negates many Christians and bible thumpers, the two of which are not always the same) and understand basic science, let alone comprehend the significance of undeniable proof.
In the same spirit, I propose we immediately begin placing similar stickers in all bibles in America. They should say something like this:
This book contains religious stories regarding the origin of living things. The stories are theories, not facts. They are unproven, unprovable and in some cases totally impossible. This material should be approached with an open mind, and a critical eye towards logic and believability.
Another similar sticker (linked to in the article above) is as follows:
WARNING: This is a work of fiction. Do NOT take it literally.
CONTENT ADVISORY: Contains verses descriptive [of] or advocating suicide, incest, bestiality, sadomasochism, sexual activity in a violent context, murder, morbid violence, use of drugs or alcohol, homosexuality, voyeurism, revenge, undermining of authority figures, lawlessness, and human rights violations and atrocities.
EXPOSURE WARNING: Exposure to contents for extended periods of time or during formative years in children may cause delusions, hallucinations, decreased cognitive and objective reasoning abilities, and, in extreme cases, pathological disorders, hatred, bigotry, and violence including, but not limited to fanaticism, murder, and genocide.
If those in need of a religious crutch just to get through life are able to inflict their small minds on the general population in public schools, why then can we not do the same thing — and make it, as they have done, a requirement of the law? I wonder how that would change their crusade…
The truth hurts, bitch.