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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

In theory, there is nothing wrong with atheism. In reality, however, atheists tend to fill their spiritual void with sinister notions. Atheism breeds uhealthy personality cults and deadly ideologies. Take communism, the most destructive and murderous ideology to date. God out, Marx in. God out, Stalin in. God out, Obama in.
sjh58 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:06 PM
Communism and totalitarianism are not natural consequences of atheism. Stalin was an incomparably evil man and shouldn't be lumped with Obama or Marx. It has been said that good people will do good things and evil people will do evil things with or without religion. But it takes religion for good people to do evil things. An excellent example of this is the demonstration of religious faith exhibited by the 9/11 terrorists.
Dean197 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 2:55 PM
Not a fan of Stalin, didn't vote for Obama. Most Western atheists are humanists, not communists, and we have as much in common with communists because we're atheists as you have in common with Islamists because you're a theist.
The Original King Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:51 PM
Dean...............good point.
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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