V.N.K.Kumar
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Barbara Livingston commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Some of us need the reassurance of some delusions, yet.....
"< To retain his sanity in this mad mad world, man has to have some delusions in his life and God delusion happens to be one of them. Prof. Kumar the above sentance says it all. My closest friend has told me several times she "needs…"
Nov 30
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Some of us need the reassurance of some delusions, yet.....
"Professor Kumar, you have just explained why I am atheist. It's a shame that more people do not see this."
Nov 30
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post You can be a good human being whether you are a believer or not
"Well written professor Kumar. I still find personally that theists are not rational however. They justify their own failings by simply saying they are "forgiven." A theist friend of mine took a ballbat to the windshield of his foes cars.…"
Nov 30
V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post You can be a good human being whether you are a believer or not
"Thanks for your comments. How can anybody ignore the harm done by the fundamentalists & psychotics throughout the history of mankind in the name of their religion? My post was directed to some of the religious folks in my family, extended family…"
Nov 30
Freethinker31 commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post You can be a good human being whether you are a believer or not
"Very well said and beautifully  written.....However you failed  to mention the negative aspect of believing.....When  people  go to war to force their religion on others.....Many  innocents lose  their  lives in…"
Nov 29
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You can be a good human being whether you are a believer or not

I am from the land of India, proud to be an atheist cum secular humanist and am convinced that one can be a good and compassionate human being irrespective of whether we have faith in god(s) or not.The BelieversFor some, the benefits one gets from an implicit faith in God & Religion cannot be matched by any secular philosophies. Such persons would say “I have made up my mind that Gods exist, so don’t confuse me with facts”. Indeed there are many for whom the emotional need for a protective…See More
Nov 29
Freethinker31 commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Some of us need the reassurance of some delusions, yet.....
"Nice  post   Kumar.......I totally agree....Religion   is used  as a crutch, and  may have served   a purpose  in the past but today with so much knowledge available to everyone, a crutch is no longer…"
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Some of us need the reassurance of some delusions, yet.....

To retain his sanity in this mad mad world, man has to have some delusions in his life and God delusion happens to be one of them. Some of us need the reassurance the God delusion gives them that there is a father-figure or mother-figure (albeit invisible), to give protection to them in this life and in the afterlife. And to hell with the truth.Yet.If we are totally convinced that there are omniscient, omnipotent & omnipresent forces micro-managing our lives, many of us wouldn’t take…See More
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Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post A Non-Believer is more Proactive
"That's pretty well put Prof. Kumar. There is no one to help us except ourselves. This is what we should teach our children. Religious people think they are special but no one is special. If you want to become special you must accomplish this on…"
Nov 8
Loren Miller commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post A Non-Believer is more Proactive
"Why are we more pro-active?  Two words: NO AFTERLIFE!  Which means no ultimate justice, no balancing of the books, no great rewards for the good and punishment for the wicked and no eternity to do whatever we want.  Anything we want…"
Nov 8
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"Catholicism taught helplessness. My parents undermined some of its efforts but left a good deal for me to do. "
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A Non-Believer is more Proactive

Sreeni: Prof. Kumar, Why should any intellectual adopt atheism & secular humanism as his philosophy? What is the real benefit from these beliefs or should I say non-beliefs?Me: Every human being apart from working for a livelihood and bringing up his children, would like to be physically healthy and happy and for this he should have the correct philosophy.Sreeni: How can our philosophy help us in acquiring good health & happiness?Me: Only an atheistic philosophy will tell you that…See More
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Freethinker31 commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post When a snail sheds its shell, it still remains a snail
"Thank you so much  V.N.K. Kumar....A brilliant   blog that  has helped  me  understand  so much....I am fairly new to Atheism  and  Humanism  and  your  blog  has helped  me understand…"
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You can be a good human being whether you are a believer or not

Posted on November 29, 2014 at 8:57pm 3 Comments

I am from the land of India, proud to be an atheist cum secular humanist and am convinced that one can be a good and compassionate human being irrespective of whether we have faith in god(s) or not.

The Believers

For some, the benefits one gets from an implicit faith in God & Religion cannot be matched by any secular philosophies. Such persons would say “I have made up my mind that Gods exist, so don’t confuse me with facts”.…

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Some of us need the reassurance of some delusions, yet.....

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 8:38pm 3 Comments

To retain his sanity in this mad mad world, man has to have some delusions in his life and God delusion happens to be one of them. Some of us need the reassurance the God delusion gives them that there is a father-figure or mother-figure (albeit invisible), to give protection to them in this life and in the afterlife. And to hell with the truth.

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If we are totally convinced that there are omniscient, omnipotent & omnipresent forces…

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A Non-Believer is more Proactive

Posted on November 8, 2014 at 2:04am 3 Comments

Sreeni: Prof. Kumar, Why should any intellectual adopt atheism & secular humanism as his philosophy? What is the real benefit from these beliefs or should I say non-beliefs?

Me: Every human being apart from working for a livelihood and bringing up his children, would like to be physically healthy and happy and for this he should have the correct philosophy.

Sreeni: How can our philosophy help us in acquiring good health &…

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When a snail sheds its shell, it still remains a snail

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 8:26am 3 Comments

When a snail sheds its shell, it still remains a snail -- Albert Einstein



Sreekanta Swamy (SS): Prof.Kumar, you call yourself a Hindu Brahmin but you seldom visit our Ganapathi temple and pray. I know you call yourself a Secular Humanist. But does this mean you are no longer a Hindu?



Me: My dear friend, the short answer is “No”. The long answer is: I was born a Hindu Brahmin. I still am one. What is …

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At 10:15am on May 8, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 8:04am on May 8, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello V.N.K. Kumar    

Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 790 discussion topics and 3850 members.

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