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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

Matthew492 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 10:59 AM
Dennis Prager is Jewish. I think he would be surprised to discover that he is a dogmatic Christian.
Stephen288 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:22 PM
I stand corrected, but that doesn't change my overall point. Apologies to Mr. Prager for placing him in the wrong pigeonhole, though in the right category.
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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