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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

Stacey23 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 12:57 PM
That is called "letting your light shine before men, so that they may glorify God". As Christians, we are called to be examples. But, since we are human, we are imperfect. Jesus himself was perfect and sinless. He is the example that all Christians strive to emulate. But we all fail. All of us. But, we never stop trying. But being an example doesn't mean that we should not try to make the world a better place. But, that should be driven by compassion and obedience to God, not by personal gain. You will not find a perfect Christian. Some exhibit Christ-like character better than others. The failings of humans do not negate Jesus himself. And God knows that we are not perfect. And he loves us anyway.
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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