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This Pastafarian’s Battle For Religious Freedom Took A Turn For The Bizarre

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has scored another big win in the exciting world of driver’s license photography.<p>Following in the footsteps of fellow Pastafarians Eddie Castillo and Shawna Hammond, Massachusetts resident Lindsay Miller has won the right to wear a colander in her driver’s …

Religion

This 81-year-old woman is the last person who speaks her tribe's language, so she's making a dictionary

There are literally thousands of languages in the world — but, unfortunately, there are also countless languages, dialects, words, and phrases lost …

The day Dad’s secret Ethiopian love child arrived on our doorstep

With hindsight, he was probably having a midlife crisis. But instead of splashing out on a sporty new car, my hitherto sensible, law-abiding insurance broker father hit 48 and upped sticks from our home near Glasgow to east Africa, with barely a word of explanation to his family.<p>I was 13, the third …

19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Make You Weep

AP<p>See Also<p>The United States is rapidly becoming the very first "post-industrial" nation on the globe. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them, but the pace at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely …

Economics

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …

Religion

America’s real founding moment: Why we get Independence Day all wrong

The black fight for freedom is the key American narrative — and the U.S. as we know it is younger than you think<p>It’s been a little more than two weeks since nine human beings, all African-American, were murdered in a Charleston, South Carolina, church by a young white supremacist. In some ways, the …

Political Science