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An Agnostic Discovers What’s Missing in His Life

Spiritually speaking, I was lost, full of doubt, and just generally uneasy about my life. I had always considered myself to be an agnostic but had a sense, from time to time, that something was missing. When my high school friend Keith died, I just didn’t know what to do. The anger I felt for the “injustice” of his death caused a dark change in me. I got angry at God and shut that door. Not only did I close off to all religion, but I became actively hostile to the very idea of organized religion or those who espouse its virtues. 

The Nations... in Our Backyard

KATHMANDU, Nepal (CNN) -- Bhutanese refugees began arriving in the United States on Tuesday (3.25.08), the first wave of what the United Nations describes as one of the world's largest resettlement efforts. The U.S. has offered to resettle 60,000 of the estimated 107,000 Bhutanese refugees of Nepalese origin now living in seven U.N. camps in southeastern Nepal -- their home for the past 17 years. Six other nations... have offered to resettle 10,000 each. These refugees registered in refugee camps in eastern Nepal during the 1990s as Bhutanese citizens deported from Bhutan during the ethnic cleansing carried out by...  

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