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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

DCM in FL Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 10:26 AM
"I think most of us would rather not exist than exist only in eternal suffering" Frankly, that's why the doctrine of Hell can be such a stumbling block. But I think Hell is best explained this way: if you insist on being away from God, he *will* grant you your wish.
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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