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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

Nos Nevets Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 9:26 AM
1. The dead do not suffer. That also means Hitler & his ilk are not punished. 2. The truth or falsity of athiesm, theism, or a particular religion is paramount. The consoling/troubling effects of holding a particulare belief does not alter its truthe value.
annfan_777 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:22 AM
Dull thinking and Biblical illiteracy. When the dead are eventually raised, there will be a judgement.
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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