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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

tdub Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:04 AM
1. yes, until such beings are manifestly apparent to all but solitary faithful viewers, atheists will discount them. Pretty much the same way you would discredit Mohammed and his visitations. 2. No one can win this argument. if the universe can't just BE, then how come your god can just be? Ie. you will challenge how was the universe and life created and I will say well then, how was God created? I will accept that the universe just IS and you will accept that God just is. 3. I can live with this definition.
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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