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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

lhaig Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 3:06 AM
Oh my goodness, I am going to an imaginary place created by an imaginary being, who was in turn imagined by men.... I am very scared =) Actually I have to add that IF God was real then I am sure I would be higher in the queue for heaven than believers, as I do good things because I want to, rather than out of fear of being burned for eternity in hell if i dont =D
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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