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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

badgerpat Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:06 PM
It's nothing of the sort. Take your sanctimonious self satisfaction somewhere else, where someone might be impressed by it. I'm not sure where that would be, but good luck.
lemonfemale Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:53 PM
They believe they do. They may be incorrect in this belief. This does not extend to defending Dawkins because he mocks religious people for believing they are correct. The mirror image of mocking atheists.
badgerpat Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:35 PM
I have no problem with someone believing differently than I. I have a major problem with the universal tendency of atheists to pretend they have logic and intelligence on their side.
lemonfemale Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:29 PM
No more sanctimonious than anyone who feels they have the correct answer. Like any religious person. SN may be incorrect but it is perfectly OK to believe you are correct until someone proves otherwise.
Last week the New York Times published an opinion piece that offered atheism's response to the evil/tragedy in which 20 children and six adults were murdered at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut.

What prompted Susan Jacoby to write her piece was a colleague telling her that atheism "has nothing to offer when people are suffering."

She wrote the piece, "The Blessings of Atheism" ("It is Here and It is Now!" screams the subhead) to prove her colleague wrong by offering a consoling atheist alternative to religion's consoling belief in an afterlife. Atheists cannot believe that there is any...

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