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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

Steve970 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 12:22 PM
There is only one reality. There is no alternative to the natural world.
rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 12:35 PM
The mind is a strange thing....and whatever reality is, we probably do not know or understand so do the best we can with different experiences. However, there is a spiritual/emotional side to existence that some reject. If you are having a tough time keeping fed, you might not pursue the spiritual but it is still there.
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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