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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

Steve970 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 2:15 PM
God is a fictional character, but I don't think there is any record of who first created that character. The mythology is rather fogged by the mists of time. Intelligence could not have created itself any more than a circle can be square.
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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