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The Sandhill Crane Emblem is related to a same sex couple from Oregon. I thought it kind of interesting as the story makes it seem that the symbol was more personal than institutional.http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/07/coming_to_va_cemetery_headston.html
Where is the Flying Spaghetti Monster? This is an outrage.
I feel the same!!!
Did you notice the copyright claim on the bottom? Someone has a copyright on the icon of a major world faith? How is that possible?Can you imagine if somehow the Vatican managed to get a copyright on the cross symbol?
The copyright is interesting, indeed. Of course, also missing (from this list and from our country) is the Jedi Order emblem. It's growing as a "religion."I was happy to see the Atheist symbol on there. Kinda cool. But doesn't make me want my corpse to be buried just so I can have a headstone for a grave. Maybe for a plaque....
I was glad to see an Atheist symbol too.
The copyright issue regarding these symbols was discussed in a Metafilter thread in 2007:http://ask.metafilter.com/61243/Did-they-have-copyright-in-629
An atheist needs no symbol. I'm not a member of a quasi religion, I'm just not religious.
I wonder about this. What's the purpose of having a set of "approved" symbols? It's someone's grave; shouldn't they be able to put what they please on it? What if they're a member of a belief system that isn't included here?
loving the Hammer of Thor!
It is, by the way, the Shield of David. Not the Star of David.
Is there an important distinction? The Wikipedia entry begins "The Star of David, known in Hebrew as the Shield of David..."