Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 8 months ago

What do you think of sad news of prominent Atheist dying in murder-suicide?

Prominent Atheist "Scott Smith, co-host of the "Recovering from Religion" podcast, and his wife were found dead in what is being described as a murder suicide

Recovering from Religion posted the following on their Facebook:

"As many of you have likely heard by now, Scott Smith committed suicide this morning after taking his wife’s life. Scott had worked with Recovering from Religion, most prominently as a member of the team that put out the RfR podcast. This news has hit all of us who knew Scott very hard, and we are struggling, as many of you are, with a large amount of powerful emotions, including sadness, guilt grief, shock, anger, and confusion.

Scott devoted his life to attacking religion beliefs. Recovering from Religion provided online resources for people who could get resources to leave their faith behind. There was a 1-800 phone # people for people to call-in."

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    I never heard of him but atheism certainly isn't free of the religion of HATING WOMEN.

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  • Archer
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    And so in your ignorance your attempting to make some significance out of him being an Atheist like no Theists have ever killed others and then themselves.

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  • 8 months ago

    Lots of atheists claim that they are more moral than Christians because of the Christian teaching that sin can be forgiven. But here we see the consequences of atheism.

    Scott Smith thought that once he died that was it. He thought he would never have to account for his dreadful crime. A Christian would know that suicide is not a way to escape judgement.

    What is shocking is to see this statement on "Friendly Atheist":

    "There’s no reason to vilify an individual, but this is an otherwise good person by all accounts who did wrong… The facts are he was very active in the atheist community and other events outside his local area. He did charity events as well… I can’t say anything bad about him except that he killed his wife, which is pretty bad. But prior to that, he seemed like a model member of the community."

    How could anyone be sympathetic towards a murderer? However good he appeared on the outside, he was an evil guy who killed his wife. Yet some members of the atheist community wish to defend him!

    To be fair to atheists, another atheist has got it right when he said, "I didn’t know him well enough to say whether he was a good guy or not, but the facts of the story tell me that he was NOT a good guy at all. This is a terrible story of an awful person who apparently had a lot of people fooled."

    A Christian would realise that he was not fooling God:

    Psalm 44:21,

    "Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart."

    and Romans 2:16,

    "In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel."

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  • Rayal
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    News report 3 years old. Mental illness is a terrible thing. Still nothing to do with atheism beside the man having a podcast.

    Now do all the other people who commit horrible crimes like Susan Smith.

    "During her trial, Smith's stepfather, Republican Party and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell, testified that he had sexually molested Susan when she was a teenager and again in the months leading up to her drowning the boys."

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  • 8 months ago

    Perhaps Scott and spouse finally recovered from what they opposed, Romans 6:23, Hebrews 9:27. We are however saddened by any senseless loss of life.

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  • 8 months ago

    Go away, little troll.

    You're STILL boring.

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