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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

Stephen288 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:35 PM
No, I don't give up trying to figure it out, and I certainly don't say both sides are wrong in their fundamental beliefs. I just know too many on both sides, devoutly religious or aggressively, defiantly atheist, who are positive that they are right, and everyone else is both wrong, delusional and irrational. I see no evidence that convinces me that either side's position is supported by logic. Both boil down to belief. So I say I don't know.
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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