""There is no differentiation being made (as far as I can tell anyway) between essence and existence."
The differentiation is made in other places in the Gita and elsewhere where the body is treated as an inferior thing to the atman. There…"
I never thought you supported the caste system. You'd be in the wrong forum then, heh. But you were drawing that distinction between ancient and modern versions of the caste system which I've heard held up as an excuse for it by…"
I don't know about these Utopian times when the caste system was strictly voluntary and frankly have trouble believing it was ever so. No ancient civilization was fair in its distribution of labor. There were those who did the grunt work,…"
"Advaita is harmful not just for its glib, otherwordly mystical derails that lead you away from the tangible and the real, but also because of how the idea of karma was tied into it. Now, metaphysical ideas of cause-effect aside, karma is also an…"
"I see no cause for alarm in this. Madhavan Nair should be allowed his right to believe or disbelieve as long as he keeps it personal and does not let it interfere with his work as ISRO chairman. If he decided to start a research programme into the…"
"Creation implies a Creator. Anyone who speaks of 'Creation' from an atheist perspective is clueless. I didn't read it all but I think the attempt is to define atheism as a belief-system just like theism, so yea, he's calling…"
First, welcome to A|N. I may be a bit belated in my welcome good wishes but i still want to say "welcome!" because i am glad you are here with us. /BIG SMILES/ =)
Second, i wish you a very happy birthday!! and-many, many, MANY MORE!!
i hope you have a wonderful b-day *AND* a long and productive atheist life. (I believe that we are more logical than our beloved friends and families who believe in imaginary beings, don't you think?)
well, i must close for now, so you take care, and so glad to have you with us! =)
I think it all depends on your interests. I found many of mine when I'd see a comment I liked, and then looked at a person's profile. There are plenty more that are interesting, I just don't have the time. One way to find groups is to search on the Groups page.