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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

Dollysboy Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 9:59 PM
The Rev. Prager seems to want me to believe that an all-powerful, all-merciful God should be able to console me with the preposterous possibility that one or more of my loved ones (or myself) will be suffering unimaginable pain for eternity. No thanks. Is it only Christians that love to believe that their deity wants some of them to suffer so severely? Islam probably does too. Who cares?
RayTheAnarchoCapitalist Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:11 PM
Good point. Narrow is the gate and few enter. Most Christians who die will therefore go to Hell. What kind of consolation is it to say "Well your kid has a 10% chance of not being tortured forever."
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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