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On January 6, 2013 an op-ed by Susan Jacoby entitled “The Blessings of Atheism” was published in The New York Times.

Her main premise was that “The absence of an afterlife lends a greater, not a lesser, moral importance to our actions on earth.”

We invite the young adults of our church to write a Christian response to her article and present it to the congregation. Here are the details:

    • Length: 1,000 word limit
    • Deadline: email your response to Pastor by February 3rd
    • Presentation: oral presentations on February 10 at 1:45 pm
    • Judging: congregants will choose the best response by paper ballot
    • Award: $50 will be donated to the diaconal fund in honor of the winner
Jacoby’s Article Katelin’s Response Marcy’s Response Stephen’s Response Jonathan’s Response