In 'What If...,' Shirley MacLaine speculates on a whole host of topics from the mundane to the esoteric. It's vintage MacLaine, imaginative, irreverent and funny. The Oscar-winning actress, who recently appeared on “Downton Abbey,” spoke to FOX411 about her musings and beliefs.
FOX411: You're quite happy living by yourself.
Shirley MacLaine: Oh my God yes! I can do all the “ifs” I want. I think I dodged that one. I was married for 30 years. That was enough.
FOX411: Yeah, but you lived in different countries.
GENEVA (Reuters) - In 13 countries around the world, all of them Muslim, people who openly espouse atheism or reject the official state religion of Islam face execution under the law, according to a detailed study issued on Tuesday.
And beyond the Islamic nations, even some of the West's apparently most democratic governments at best discriminate against citizens who have no belief in a god and at worst can jail them for offences dubbed blasphemy, it said.
The study, The Freethought Report 2013, was issued by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), a global body uniting atheists, agnostics and other religious skeptics, to mark United Nations' Human Rights Day on Tuesday.
Ahmed Gamal, a 24-year-old political activist who lives in Assiut, Egypt, says he's very concerned about his marriage prospects. "It's not a new Egypt until I have enough money to get married," he said.
By Lauren Bohn, Contributor, NBC News
ASSIUT, Egypt – A 24-year-old political activist working ten-hour shifts at an accounting firm in Assiut, one of the poorest areas of Egypt, says he can explain why his country hasn’t had a true revolution.