V.N.K.Kumar
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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. "
Nov 8
V.N.K.Kumar posted a blog post

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…"
Jun 24
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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."
Jun 24
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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
Jun 21
Napoleon Bonaparte commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Happiness & Meaning in life for the Faithful
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Happiness & Meaning in life for the Faithful

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 Happiness for the believers comes from their implicit faith in their god(s).…See More
Apr 8
V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post On being a free bird
"My dear friend: I am not suggesting that you should be good because you will then be rewarded in heaven or else you will be punished for eternity in hell. That is the opinion of the religious people in all cultures, your Muslim culture or my Hindu…"
Jan 17
Masry commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post On being a free bird
"@Prof. Kumar, thanks for your reply but I disagree with you about being good, not to sound evil here but "being good" was one of the reasons I became an atheist. I was always told to follow the ethics of the prophet hoping that someone is…"
Jan 16

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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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On being a free bird

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 12:23am 5 Comments



"Prof. Kumar", my walking friend Sreeni asked " what were the initial emotions in you when you felt you have lost faith in gods, soul, afterlife & the works?"



I said, " Well, I soon realized that I was a free bird! I was accountable to myself, not to some divine voyeur constantly looking over my shoulder and marking down my every transgression, no matter how insignificant, to use against me later. A picture came in front of my eyes. I am writing an…

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Hello V.N.K. Kumar    

Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
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