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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

lemonfemale Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:44 PM
Prager misses the point. The atheist message is surely more comforting than what Fred Phelps would tell them. At least for adults, the atheist message is a lot more comforting than Hell. But that doesn't make either atheism or religion true. "After a brief sojourn with the Goddess, your child will be reborn, maybe in your present family." Neopagan belief. Would that make those families feel better? No. Because they would not believe it.
DCM in FL Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:52 PM
You use Fred Phelps to represent Christianity??
lemonfemale Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:59 PM
No. I'd use Phelps to represent demonic possession. He is a piece of work. But does Phelps make atheism more true because he makes atheism more comforting? In my case, by Christian belief, I am condemned to Hell. Does that make atheism true? It would feel better. (!)
Chries Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 4:53 PM
It's all about what "would feel better?" You're going to give females a bad name...
jwilliams Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 5:11 PM
"You use Fred Phelps to represent Christianity??"

I would not, personally, but neither would I use Stalin or Mao to represent atheism like a few posters I know of around here.
The Original King Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 6:33 PM
jwilliams.................I'd have to give you point, set and match on that one.
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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