Once Again, an Atheist Blogger Has Been Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

For the third time since the beginning of the year, an atheist writer has been killed in Bangladesh.

Following Dr. Avijit Roy in February and Washiqur Rahman in March, a group of anonymous attackers killed blogger Ananta Bijoy Das yesterday (or late last night, U.S. time) as he walked to work:



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In Praise of Life (Let’s Ditch the Cult of Longevity)

You are going to die.

If this troubles you, it shouldn’t; you should get over it and get on with living.

Here’s why.

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Al Qaeda Takes Credit for Slaughter of Atheist Bloggers, Saying the Attackers “Taught a Lesson to Blasphemers”

Back in February, author Dr. Avijit Roy (below) and his wife Rafida Bonya Ahmed were returning home from a book fair in Dhaka, Bangladesh where they were promoting Roy’s latest work when two assailants came after them with cleavers and “hacked them mercilessly.”



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Swiss Native, Stonewalled by Mormon Church, Wants to Know Why His Ancestor Was Posthumously Baptized

Nicolas Ulmer, who lives in Switzerland, was doing some research about his ancestors and realized that one of them was baptized as a Mormon after his death… even though he had nothing to do with the Church. (It was big news a few years ago when people found out Mormons conducted “posthumous proxy baptisms” on Holocaust victims to give them a chance to be “saved,” a practice the Church says it stopped in 1995.)

Since the Mormon Church won’t answer Ulmer’s questions, he wrote a letter to the editor, now published on the Salt Lake Tribune‘s website:

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You Have to Read This Hilarious, Beautiful Obituary a Woman Wrote for Her Atheist Mother

Nina Beth Nestor died last week at the age of 85. I didn’t know her personally, but her obituary, written by daughter Diane Howard, will bring a smile to any atheist’s face:



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