A Tree of World Religions

I missed this whenever it first appeared, and I (obviously) can’t verify all this information, but here’s an amazing detailed “tree of world religions“:

The full version, created by Dzvenislava Novakіvska and her team at Funk & Consulting, can be seen here.

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After Christian Formatter ‘Modified’ an Atheist’s Book, a Happy Ending

Last week, I posted about Joseph Herrera, the author of a book called God Doesn’t Exist: And Yes, I Can Prove It. It seemed like the Christian formatter for his book had stuck an anti-atheist message in one of the bookmarks and added in his own links in the appendix.

I’m happy to say there are some positive updates to this story.

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Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area Wants Schools to Let Muslim Students Leave Class Hours Early Every Week

The Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area has a request for public school teachers and administrators. They want children of Muslim parents to be dismissed from school early once a week so that they can attend a mandatory prayer service.

Oh, and by early, they mean 12:30p until the end of the school day.

Because that won’t disrupt student learning at all.

They put this permission slip on their website for families to download and take to their kids’ schools:

Let’s focus on the core of it:

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Why Duck Dynasty Patriarch Phil Robertson’s Joke About Atheists Makes No Sense

Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the family featured on the reality show “Duck Dynasty,” was giving a sermon at White’s Ferry Road church in Louisiana last weekend and make a crack at atheists that really makes no sense whatsoever when you give it more than a second of thought:

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A Coconut is Messing Up This Country’s Elections

In America, out voting scandals involve ID laws, hanging chads, and outright disenfranchisement.

In the Maldives, their big voting scandal this year involves a coconut.

A cursed coconut.

A cursed 4-inch coconut inscribed with a Koranic verse written in Arabic.

To quote Paul Fidalgo:

A magic coconut has disrupted Maldivian elections and now there is an investigation into the magic coconut and OH GOD I WISH I WAS KIDDING

So how is this coconut disrupting an election?

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