Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Emblems of the blessed dead

I'm always interested in the way tables of religions are generated - by scholars, by popular publishers, by ecumenical conferences, by tax authorities, by multicultural educators, by humorists... Here's a set of "authorized emblems" of religious identity from a quite unexpected source. I heard about it in an NPR story this morning about a case before the Supreme Court concerning whether the crosses in military memorials are religious symbols or not. Most of these emblems are new to me.
Remarkable - many Japanese religions, including new ones; Atheism; Wicca. No idea what the numbering means. Oh, and not to forget:
(Not to be confused with #17.) "Not shown because of copyright"? Source

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