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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 7:26 PM
First of all, until a person is dead, anything might happen and once they are dead, we don't really know and we are not the judge, thank you God.
rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:34 PM
Sorry, I was interrupted by 3 dogs and a Wife who were desperate to go places. Maybe, I finished my thoughts in good fashion?
rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:21 PM
Secondly, Jesus tells us much about how we are supposed to act towards everyone including our enemies and the non-believer and that we especially are not supposed to be hypocritical (we are all sinners) and should realize that we should reflect God and do his will as part of the over-all plan dealing with this mixed up, messed up world we live in (sorta like the barber story, above). I recall something about a believer being judged more harshly for not doing his duty than a non-believer.
Buck O Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 8:40 PM
Yes, that's what I meant. Unrepentant atheists. What was second?
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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