What To Do (and What Not To Do) If Someone Threatens Your Kid with Hell

This is a guest post written by DavidG. McAfee. He is author, most recently, of The Belief Book .…Suppose you’re a non-believer and someone tells your child that he will go to Hell for not believing a certain thing or because he’s not baptized. What do you do? Whether it’s at school, or with friends, …

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‘Touching wood’ most popular superstition

Touching wood is Britain's most popular superstitious belief, a psychological survey revealed today. Next came crossing fingers, avoiding walking under ladders, not smashing mirrors, carrying a lucky charm, and worrying about the number 13. Women were generally more superstitious than men, and the Scottish appeared to be the most superstitious people in theUK, the findings …

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Atheist Bloggers Under Attack in Bangladesh

Writers in Bangladesh are on high alert after the second murder of a blogger roccurred in just five weeks within the capital of Dhaka. Both victims were found “hacked to death” after writing a number of articles against religious fundamentalism. The first murder of Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American, occurred while in a rickshaw with his …

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