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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

Soleil Noir Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 2:17 PM
And more importantly, there is no such thing as an "atheist response" because atheism is not an organized movement -- it is, to borrow from Sam Harris, nothing more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs.
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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