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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

Stephen288 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:30 PM
>>To even make the claim that you cannot have absolute knowledge, assumes you HAD such knowledge to draw that conclusion in the first place!<< Quite the opposite. The universe is vast, at least many billions of light years, perhaps infinite. Our view is tiny. Lacking the boost of "faith," I see no objective evidence that proves God's existence to me. Proving the NON-existence of anything, let alone God, is well-nigh impossible. So I confess I just don't know. And I don't know what I don't know. I'm open to any argument or evidence. But in 65 years I've yet to be convinced that either side is right, however sure they are of their positions.
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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