'Spaghetti Monster' poster banned for being offensive to religion

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Secular students at a London university have had a poster featuring a 'flying spaghetti monster' banned by union officials, out of fear it would cause offence to religious students.

The South Bank Atheist Society (SBAS) poster featured the monster in place of God in a mock-up of Michelangelo's famous 'Creation of Adam' fresco from the Sistine Chapel, but it was removed from the freshers' fair last week.

"This incident is just one of a catalogue of attempts to censor our society," South Bank Atheist Society president Cloe Ansari said.

"I never expected to face such blatant censorship and fragile sensibilities at university, I thought this would be an institution where I could challenge beliefs and in turn be challenged.

"All I have seen is religious sensibilities trumping all other rights with no space for argument, challenge or reasoned debate. It is not what I expected when I came to university."

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