V.N.K.Kumar
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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
Tom Sarbeck commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post A Non-Believer is more Proactive
"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
Nov 8
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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Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post When a snail sheds its shell, it still remains a snail
"V.N.K.Kumar, Thank you for the very comprehensive discussion with challenges from the believer, and your clear statements of rationale for the status of non-belief in supernatural powers. Your responses do not sound as a religious…"
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Daniel W commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post When a snail sheds its shell, it still remains a snail
"Thank you for a well thought out discussion.  I especially liked the line "this afterlife doctrine devalues our existence here and now".  So true."
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When a snail sheds its shell, it still remains a snail

When a snail sheds its shell, it still remains a snail -- Albert EinsteinSreekanta 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 distinctive about Hindu Brahmins is Personal cleanliness, concept of Ahimsa & Vegetarianism…See More
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Some of us need the reassurance of some delusions, yet.....

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 8:38pm 1 Comment

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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Happiness & Meaning in life for the Faithful

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 1:55am 1 Comment

What makes life worth living? Is it a life filled with happiness or a life filled with purpose and meaning? Is there even a difference between the two?

We can roughly say that Happiness comes from ‘Taking from others’ (e.g., Getting the love, trust or respect from significant others) and Meaning in life comes from ‘Giving to others’ ( e.g., Bringing up children, donating to charities or doing Voluntary work).

Happiness…

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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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