V.N.K.Kumar
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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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"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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"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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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
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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
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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
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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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