Religion

Nepal and the Sino-Indian Rivalry

The inevitable passing of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, the radicalization of the Tibetan diaspora and the fervor of the international campaign to free Tibet are bound to keep the Himalayan dispute on the world's front pages. Many Nepalese recognize that an independent Tibet would leave their country without a border with China. They believe such a situation would allow India to tighten its grip.

Norway Killer Anders Breivik Testifies: 'They Were Not Innocent'

Tuesday marks the second day of the long-awaited trial against Breivik, who, on July 22, detonated a car bomb outside of Norwegian government headquarters before going on a shooting spree at a Labor party-sponsored summer camp. During his testimony, in which he read from a written statement, the 33-year-old said that his actions were done out of goodness, not evil.

The Power of Apple: DMV Uses iPod Video To Encourage Organ Donation

An organ donation video people can watch on an iPod while they wait at the Department of Motor Vehicles may encourage more to become donors, a new study suggests. Researchers found that for folks getting a driver's license at the DMV in their county, watching a video on one of Apple's iPods seemed to sway the decision on becoming an organ donor.

Tennessee Law Opens Door to Creationism In Science Classes

Soon Tennessee classrooms will be able to debate the merits of creationism and evolution side-by-side, after Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday refused to sign a controversial proposal dubbed the Monkey Bill, but allowed it to become law anyway.

Easter 2012: Easter Egg Hunts And Rolls Around the World [PHOTOS]

While Easter is one of two important religious holiday celebrations in Christianity, Easter egg hunts are arguably the best part about celebrating the Easter tradition, aside from the chocolate bunnies, of course, that doesn't involve religion whatsoever. View the slideshow to see photos of Easter Eggs Hunts and Rolls celebrated around the world leading up to Easter 2012.

The Silent Majority Sings as One: “God Bless the USA”

Those lyrics are from the most patriotic American anthem of the last half-century, Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.” Ronald Reagan played the song the year it came out, at the 1984 Republican convention, and it gained iconic status after the 9/11 atrocities.

New South Park Episode ‘Jewpacabra’ Takes On Easter, Passover, Chupacabra [VIDEO]

Cartman was at it against last night on Comedy Central, as he did his best to convince the residents of South Park (or at least the stupidest ones) that the Jewpacabra, a close relative of the mysterious chupacabra monster, was on the loose and threatening to turn the annual Easter egg hunt into a bloodbath. Of course the entire plot backfires on Cartman, with hilarious, historic and extremely shocking results. Watch the full episode here.

Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 1 Review: Knowledge and Power

Sunday's episode, The North Remembers, is full of buried truths interlaced with brutality. Even for the viewer armed with unparalleled perspective, uncertainty is the theme. (And readers of George R. R. Martin's book series are kept guessing with the juggling of scenes and new insertions.)

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