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tom sarbeck commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Compartmentalization & Religiosity
"Thanks, V.N.K., when I see a post by you, I know it will be be a rewarding read. This post certainly was. About the two types of religiosity, your description helps me see that twelve years in Catholic schools gave me some of each. Remembering how…"
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Mark Arellius commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Compartmentalization & Religiosity
"Interesting conversation, here are my thoughts; I don't necessarily agree with the following... A (Religious + Happy) wife is far greater (better & more useful to you) than a (Forcibly deconverted + unhappy) wife. Physical & emotional…"
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Compartmentalization & Religiosity

Sreenivasan (Sreeni): Prof. K, I am reading all your articles which you have been e-mailing me on Religion, Gods & Humanism. As you already know, I am an atheist and so your articles only reinforce my earlier stance but when I try to read it to my wife, she is rather critical about it. She has been brought up in an orthodox Iyengar family and she worships Lord Krishna as her father and mother did in their lifetime.Me: There are 2 types of religiosity. One is the type your wife belongs to.…See More
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Ryan Shields commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post I am angry with God(s) for not existing
"Yes, I'm angry at god for not existing either because with no consciousness to remember ever having consciousness, existence ultimately has no value or meaning in any greater context outside of it's own fleeting moment. The beings that I…"
Feb 20
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post I am angry with God(s) for not existing
"Professor, I think that so many people around the world believe because they want to believe. Your words are well spoken."
Feb 8
Freethinker31 commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post I am angry with God(s) for not existing
"Well said V.N.K.........If only.........What you describe sounds like paradise, if only it were true.....Unfortunately there are no gods to correct our mistakes and  cure our ills.....We are all victims of our own  actions and are held…"
Feb 8
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I am angry with God(s) for not existing

Sometimes I feel I am so lucky to live in modern times wherein secular societies are possible and secular Humanists & Atheistic Philosophers are tolerated if not treated with due respect. Thank goodness I was not born as a contemporary of Scientists like Bruno, who was burnt at the stakes or Galileo who was forced by the Pope to recant, to save his own life.Having said this, I must admit that my life has been one long turmoil of doubt, skepticism and rebelling against authority and…See More
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Idaho Spud commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Etiology of my Secularism
"Joan, I like that quote from Meitzsche and your addition."
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Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Etiology of my Secularism
" V.N.K.Kumar, I thoroughly enjoy your autobiography! You describe a life journey that led to many understandings beyond that which was handed down to you by your ancestors. You clearly are one who lives in the question, not in the dogma or…"
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Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Etiology of my Secularism
"Professor Kumar, I always enjoy your writings and the way you tell us about things. I only wish that I could have come to some of these conclusions much earlier in my own life so that I might have more influenced others and guided myself a little…"
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"V.N.K.Kumar, I enjoyed your story and the excellent way you described it."
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Compartmentalization & Religiosity

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 8:36am 2 Comments

Sreenivasan (Sreeni): Prof. K, I am reading all your articles which you have been e-mailing me on Religion, Gods & Humanism. As you already know, I am an atheist and so your articles only reinforce my earlier stance but when I try to read it to my wife, she is rather critical about it. She has been brought up in an orthodox Iyengar family and she worships Lord Krishna as her father and mother did in their lifetime.

Me: There are 2 types of…

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I am angry with God(s) for not existing

Posted on February 7, 2015 at 10:21pm 3 Comments

Sometimes I feel I am so lucky to live in modern times wherein secular societies are possible and secular Humanists & Atheistic Philosophers are tolerated if not treated with due respect. Thank goodness I was not born as a contemporary of Scientists like Bruno, who was burnt at the stakes or Galileo who was forced by the Pope to recant, to save his own life.

Having said this, I must admit that my life has been one long turmoil of doubt, skepticism and rebelling against authority…

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Etiology of my Secularism

Posted on January 10, 2015 at 3:29am 6 Comments

DOWN THE MEMORY LANE::

I was 7 years old in 1945. My father was a religious person and a very virtuous man. He was the Mines Manager at TISCO’s Doddakanya mines near Kadakola close to Mysore (India). He was falsely implicated in a case of theft of Rs 1000 /-. I used to hear him cry in front of my mother while I pretended to be asleep. He used to wonder why the Lord Rama & Shirdi Saibaba whose bhajans we used to sing so reverently every day, did not help him to…

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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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At 10:48pm on May 14, 2013, Angela said…
Welcome to the site!
At 9:57pm on May 8, 2013, Ezra said…

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.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
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