It’s Not Enough to Say That Thoughts and Prayers are Not Enough

Critics of standalone thoughts and prayers are obliged to both provide and act on a real alternative

Among the atheists I know, the range of opinions on the Second Amendment spans from one end to the other. 

There is, however, one aspect of the gun-control debate where atheists are solidly united, and that is in the opinion that “thoughts and prayers” are meaningless as a response to gun violence.

Many religious people also now agree with that opinion, especially those who advocate for stricter gun laws only to get nothing from their elected officials except clichéd lip service to thoughts and prayers.

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