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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

John5103 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:35 PM
Will they see them again? According to your gospel, only if they believed in Jesus. Don't offer false hope. God does not save people just because they're young and cute. The requirement of faith for salvation applies equally to everyone regardless of age.
DCM in FL Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:56 PM
Why does there always seem to be someone in these discussions who takes some highly questionable "doctrine" that they've apparently invented themselves, and tries to push it as if it were Holy Writ?

You, Mr. 5103, are being that person here.
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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