Christianity: China's best bet? - Features. Every night, when Yang prays with her seven-year-old daughter, she knows that she is doing something illegal.
Like millions of other Chinese Christians, Yang refuses to be a member of one of the official state-sanctioned churches. Instead, she gathers twice a week with two dozen other Protestants in a private living room to pray and sing - far away from the gaze of the Communist Party. She says she is not opposed to the Chinese government at all, but just wants the freedom of religion that is guaranteed in the Chinese constitution. And she wants her daughter to grow up as a Christian. In China's state-sanctioned churches it is prohibited to share faith with anyone younger than 18. "Our life has become so hectic, there is so much pressure. Officially atheist, Communist China is witnessing a massive rise in religiosity. Historically, China's policies on religion have veered between approval, bloody repression and grudging tolerance.
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Australia. Www.nyu.edu/econ/user/debraj/Papers/AndersonRay.pdf. PhotoMaps by NearMap. Facebook bans Nirvana album cover – then says Nevermind. Facebook can't seem to decide how it feels about nudity on the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind.
"[Facebook] sent us a form message," a source told Entertainment Weekly. "I'm guessing it's probably due to the baby penis – still making waves 20 years later. " Whether because of fan outcry or through an administrative error, Facebook has since returned the cover – and its dangling digit – to its Nirvana and Nevermind pages. Scientists find asteroid with potential power of 15 atomic bombs. Heading this way. Tonight. Asteroid 2011GP59 passes just 3,356,000km from the Earth on April 9.
We've circled it for you... Picture: OccultDave/YouTube Source: news.com.au AMATEUR astronomers across the world have fallen for a cheeky asteroid that passed the Earth on Monday night. Asteroid 2011 GP59 was caught winking at our planet from a distance away barely 10 times that of the moon. The "winking" bit which is getting spacefans so hot and bothered stems from the fact that the asteroid is cigar-shaped and spinning madly end-to-end, comparatively speaking. “Usually, when we see an asteroid strobe on and off like that, it means that the body is elongated and we are viewing it broadside along its long axis first, and then on its narrow end as it rotates,” said Don Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
“GP59 is approximately 50m long, and we think its period of rotation is about seven-and-a-half minutes. Don't believe Don?