Most interesting infographic of the day, via the Washington Post, which also published an even more detailed breakdown by county. Christianity is the largest religion in the US, by a wide margin: more than three-quarters of Americans identify as Christians. Buddhism is second. The data comes from a 2010 census sponsored by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. It'd be interesting to see a similar mapping with "atheism/agnostic" included as a comparison. The lack of inclusion of His Noodly Goodness (Hail FSM) is a real oversight, obviously. Larger size here.
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM)—a fine example of a religion pretending to be a joke (or a joke pretending to be a religion—is wary of religious exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines. However, recognizing that it's important for churches to take a position on this literal life-or-death matter, they are offering religious exemption letters… READ THE REST
I feel sorry for any child that was forced to listen to this eerie audiobook about what happens when people die. I also wonder if the narrator was high on drugs. As gospel music plays in the background, he compares watching someone die to watching a ship slowly disappear into the distance as it fades… READ THE REST
Greg Epstein is the New York Times-bestselling author of Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe. Since 2005, he's served as a Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University — an institute that was founded by Puritans, with the intention of educating the aspiring clergy. The school's original motto was "Truth for Christ and… READ THE REST
Whether you love to sketch figures now and then or can't do much more than "paint by numbers," there's no denying the therapeutic effect drawing and creating art has on your mind and soul. But if you're looking to take your drawing skills up a few pegs, whether it's for fun or to strengthen your… READ THE REST
Why do some people experience incredible sleep while others suffer? The Allergy Institute has answers, noting that allergies are triggered by nasal congestion. It's harder to breathe when you're congested, which is why many people either wake up frequently or feel as if they aren't fully rested. Eliminating those nasty allergens is an easy way… READ THE REST
The world of electrical engineering and robotics is exciting and full of endless possibilities. In fact, getting kids hooked early will boost their problem-solving skills, stimulate their creativity, and better prepare them for the future. They just need the right push to get started. These kits are the perfect place to start whether you want… READ THE REST