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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

Stacey23 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 2:59 PM
Sykocon--Accepting things for what they are and not demanding that all answers be revealed to you. That is what I consider "child-like" faith. We do not need to understand or know all of God's ways. If we did, we would not need faith. Thanks for sharing.
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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