Originally Posted by packsaddle
Hey OP, the real question is "why do you care?".
evolution is what evolution does.
we're just the lucky products of chance and happenstance anyway.
everything that happens is just the product of a bunch of atoms bouncing off of each other.
if you're an atheist/evolutionist/materialist and you feel even the smallest hint of sadness, grief, or sympathy for the children killed, you're borrowing from the Christian worldview and are not a true atheist/evolutionist/materialist.
if you do not feel even the smallest hint of sadness, grief, or sympathy for the children killed, then you are not only a true atheist/evolutionist/materialist, you are just as big a POS as the shooter.
Empathy is not unique to humans, and certainly not unique to Christians, so your post is, well, ridiculous.
Furthermore, Christians believe that these children (and adults) are now in a better place, and many will claim that this is all part of God's Plan. This minimizes how truly tragic this attack was. As an atheist I accept that these people are not in a better place, there will be no happy reunions. These people only live on in the memories of those that they touched, and in any legacy they may have left behind. This allows me to deeply relate to what a loss this really was.
It's time to grow up beyond ancient mythology and a Consoling Proposition and recognize how tragic today's events truly were.