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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

Paul266 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 1:17 PM
John, I agree with most of what you say but the very last phrase troubles me. How do you know what additional grace is available or will be bestowed? I know that Jesus died for our sins and we are told to repent and believe but can you seriously make that final pronouncement?
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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