Fascinating little piece of governmental incunabula: did you now that you can get the "Atheist" symbol on your Veteran's Affairs headstone?
There's something like 57 symbols the VA will carve into the rock that let's people know where your personal worm-buffet is scheduled. All the biggies are there, of course; cross, star, crescent, the wheel of samsara for Buddhism. Hell, the various flavors of Jesus-pesterers all have their various flavor of execution device available; I had no idea, but hokey smoke, Bullwinkle, there's more flavors of Christianity than there are at Baskin-Robbins.
Some of this stuff reminds me how little I know of what people believe.
For example; what the hell are "Kohen Hands"?
Live long and prosper, then. Except the whole "being dead" thing, of course.
But it's pretty impressive the tolerance the VA shows for who gets what on their last set of dressing-up clothes. You want Baha'i? You got it. Sikhism? Jainism? No problem.
Or the Hammer of Thor, or the what-the-hell-is-Eckankar "EK" symbol?
Done and done.
You notice that the poor Satanists, however, have to content themselves with the pentacle of Wicca, which, as my Satanist pals remind me, ain't the same thing.
Anyway, just a little oddity for Friday.