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quietude commented on Ajita Kamal's group Indian Atheists
"@Jennifer, I would try to not to tell them they are 'stupid' because atheists can say stupid things too."
Sep 17, 2009
Ajita Kamal replied to quietude's discussion Indian Expats and Tradition in the group Indian Atheists
"No, I think being pedantic is a more intrinsic trait and not related to beliefs about god. So is sarcasm."
Aug 23, 2009
quietude replied to quietude's discussion Indian Expats and Tradition in the group Indian Atheists
"Becoming atheist did not make me any more generous or sweet-natured. Apology accepted."
Aug 23, 2009
Ajita Kamal replied to quietude's discussion Indian Expats and Tradition in the group Indian Atheists
"I didn't say it is a new idea that I came up with. It was meant as a response to Jag who said "I cant enjoy any festival that is indian because it is ALWAYS tied to a religion". Sorry if I didn't give credit to your thesis."
Aug 15, 2009
quietude replied to quietude's discussion Indian Expats and Tradition in the group Indian Atheists
"I already introduced this topic in "how to be an Atheist Indian' and got some interesting replies, Ajita."
Aug 13, 2009
Jag replied to quietude's discussion Indian Expats and Tradition in the group Indian Atheists
"you know what, I like festivals about food!! that always comes with music, an entrance and an exit, tickets, drinks, some grass, some games for the kids, and dessert. There are plenty of those in Toronto, so I check em out. Never the santa claus…"
Aug 13, 2009
Ajita Kamal replied to quietude's discussion Indian Expats and Tradition in the group Indian Atheists
"We could try to secularize the festivals. To a large extent the myths already sound like fairy tales. I think that someday these could be celebrated as such. Other festivals already have a basis in natural events, like the various harvest festivals…"
Aug 9, 2009
quietude replied to Ashish Patil's discussion Ancient Indian atheists innovations: From Atheism To The Flush Toilet... in the group Indian Atheists
"Ambedkar was a 'lower caste' man who was understandably bitter about his treatment in Indian society. So he would naturally blame all atrocities on the rise of brahminism. I agree that the caste system is an abomination, but the point I…"
Aug 9, 2009
quietude replied to Ashish Patil's discussion Ancient Indian atheists innovations: From Atheism To The Flush Toilet... in the group Indian Atheists
"This article on the other hand, is very useful. I now see the parallels between the historical development of hinduism and christianity."
Aug 9, 2009
Jag replied to quietude's discussion Indian Expats and Tradition in the group Indian Atheists
"Wow, u have stumbled onto the reason I never go to India, indian parties in Canada, any of my parents' friends' places, temples, blahblah...Interestingly, you are right, people in the West, cling to their religion more after leaving…"
Aug 8, 2009
Trance Gemini replied to quietude's discussion Indian Expats and Tradition in the group Indian Atheists
"If my relatives are any example. Yes. Indians in Canada are far more traditional than the relatives I've met who live in India. It's actually kind of weird when your relatives from India are more westernized than your relatives who grew…"
Aug 5, 2009
quietude replied to quietude's discussion Indian Expats and Tradition in the group Indian Atheists
"I think you make an interesting observation -- that this is only in the first generation of immigrants."
Aug 2, 2009
quietude added a discussion to the group Indian Atheists
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Indian Expats and Tradition

Do you think people who spend long periods of time away from India begin to adhere to their religion even more than those who stay home? They are so afraid they will lose their ties to India and their kids will know nothing of their heritage. Unfortunately, religion is big part of the heritage.Even when you return to India to see family, it is hardly the time to begin exploring free thought. It is time to reinforce old traditions, visit temples and so on.See More
Aug 2, 2009
quietude replied to quietude's discussion Meera Nanda and Breaking the Spell of Dharma in the group Indian Atheists
"I don't think you have to approach it like it is a big project, or think that you are not knowledgeable enough -- just do it the best you can! You know more than I do. If you get criticised or if you begin a discussion on the issue -- all well…"
Aug 2, 2009
Ajita Kamal replied to quietude's discussion Meera Nanda and Breaking the Spell of Dharma in the group Indian Atheists
"That is a very good suggestion. Except for Professor Narendra Nayak who spends all his waking hours promoting free-thought, all the folks who contribute to Nirmukta have full time jobs. Personally, I am tied up during the week. I will make this…"
Aug 2, 2009
quietude replied to quietude's discussion Meera Nanda and Breaking the Spell of Dharma in the group Indian Atheists
"Very good suggestion, I like that a lot!"
Jul 31, 2009

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At 7:25pm on May 16, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, quietude! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since 2009. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining  Hang With Friends , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.
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At 11:33pm on May 8, 2009, HotMess said…
Welcome to "Are You Experienced?" We look forward to getting to know you!
At 6:33pm on April 25, 2009, cj the cynic said…
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