V.N.K.Kumar
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  • Mysore, karnataka
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Napoleon Bonaparte commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Happiness & Meaning in life for the Faithful
" Happiness & Meaning in life for the Faithful - Posted by V.N.K.Kumar"
Apr 8
V.N.K.Kumar posted a blog post

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
V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post On being a free bird
"@Masry: I notice that you have an intellectual self which is rational & skeptical but an emotional self which has not been able to outgrow its religious indoctrination. It might take time but eventually you will be able to resolve this cognitive…"
Jan 14
Masry commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post On being a free bird
"Hello Prof. Kumar, I was just about to post about this subject of free will and you beat me to it and you did a great job too. See I have a problem with free will and responsibility, first time I was an atheist I have never felt such freedom, and…"
Jan 14
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post On being a free bird
"That's a well put piece, Kumar, and it makes perfect sense. I find it strange in American society when christians claim it's the belief in god that holds them together and even stops them from commiting crimes. So many of them say they can…"
Jan 14
V.N.K.Kumar posted a blog post

On being a free bird

"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 exam and the invigilator is hovering near…See More
Jan 14
Richard C Brown commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post My Pagan Winter solstice Musings
"Thanks "
Dec 30, 2013
thomas winfield mckay commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post My Pagan Winter solstice Musings
"Nice!!! When I was a science student I was  amazed at how many formulas of math and chemistry I could conjure up in my grey matter at the same time. The problem is that I never could create  new formulas like some of the…"
Dec 26, 2013
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post My Pagan Winter solstice Musings
"Well said, but you left out Deism - the belief of many of our founding fathers. The sky daddy made everything but doesn't give a shit about you, nor is he trying to contact you in any way. In fact, there is no possible way that you could ever…"
Dec 26, 2013
Sentient Biped commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post My Pagan Winter solstice Musings
"VK, Thanks for expressing your ideas!  Thoughtful.... i wonder if people really think they will have eternal life?  Eternity is a long time.  What do they think, will they be tired of living in 100 years?  1,000 years? 1,000,000…"
Dec 25, 2013
V.N.K.Kumar posted a blog post

My Pagan Winter solstice Musings

Cognitive dissonance (CD) is the concept of holding two very different ideas in your mind at the same time. This is something all the great composers do when they think of two melodic themes and how they can intertwine, adapt and combine them. We would find it very difficult to whistle one tune while thinking of an entirely different one but that is the sort of thing that Beethoven or Mozart would consider trifling. Let us take two different ideas:1. Man created god(s), and the concepts of…See More
Dec 25, 2013
V.N.K.Kumar liked Jedi Wanderer's discussion What possible reasons could there be for not believing in God??
Nov 21, 2013
V.N.K.Kumar replied to Mordie's discussion Meaning after religion
"Beautiful comments leveni."
Aug 14, 2013
V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Opportunity costs of Deconversion
"Thanks for your comment. You are spot on. But if the theists are hell bent on condemning us to an eternity in Hell, I don't mind condemning them to eternal stupidity!  But seriously, in my experience, trying to convince people that…"
Jul 31, 2013

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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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My Pagan Winter solstice Musings

Posted on December 25, 2013 at 1:25pm 4 Comments

The Quest for truth is a magnificent obsession

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

A. What benefits do people get from their faith in God ?

First, the social support and sense of identity provided by belonging to a close-knit group belonging to a temple, church or mosque could be the operative mechanisms. After all, religion is usually not practiced in isolation but within a “fellowship of kindred spirits,” who share one another’s burdens, reach out to those in need, and offer friendship and companionship. Indeed, people who attend…

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At 10:48pm on May 14, 2013, Angela said…
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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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