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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

Barnlady Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:00 PM
I am a Christian and I find the atheist's or agnostic's view unbelievable!! In the beginning was nothing and nothing was the size of a basketball and it went "bang" and formed the universe?? You have got to be kidding... If evolution happens then we should have zillions of changing creatures, from one to the other... The fact that not ONE has been found is absolute proof for me.. I believe it takes a lot more faith to believe in nothing than to believe in GOD.. I know on my death bed I am going to be excited, not screeming like Glida Radner for them to not give her another pain shot... I am looking forward to heaven and not grave-rot...
Carl469 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 1:55 PM
We do have "zillions" of species. Well....according to evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson, about two million.
Dean197 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 1:16 PM
I'm an atheist and I find that caricature unbelievable as well, although it has the merit of not involving a talking snake or magic fruit.
Cambermeister Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:18 PM
"I believe it takes a lot more faith to believe in nothing than to believe in GOD"

The evidence suggests you're correct.
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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