My son is in second grade. He has a good friend from a different ethnic and religious background, and they have been friends for a while. My son sleeps well at night, but for the past few nights he has been having really bad nightmares. I wondered if something was bothering him, and I asked him about it. He told me that his friend told him that if he didn't believe in God he would go to hell and burn in hot fire. He's now realy frightened about it, and wants to go to church, yada, yada because his friend told him that that was the only way to not die and burn in hell. This boy says he doesn't want to be friends with my son anymore either, if my son does not believe in God and go to church. My son has bad nightmares about burning. I don't mind what the other kid thinks. I'm all for everyone following what they like. However the other kid saying stuff like this to my kid is unacceptable to me. My kid can go to church if that is his inclination when he grows older and believes in the teachings of Christianity (our family is Buddhist). But I don't want some other kid doing this to him. Can anyone tell me how to deal with this? I actually debated posting this here because it involves *some* aspect of religion, but the overlying issue is not the religion, it is the mental bullying of my son and how I should teach him to cope with it.