All Blog Posts Tagged 'India' (9)

Nirmukta podcast, India

I will be on the Nirmukta podcast in India, tomorrow at 10:00 AM. Should be fun, especially since have made some comments and claims about Hinduism in two of my books. Nirmukta podcast

Added by Darrel Ray on February 17, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments

The First Secular Leader

King Ashoka, king of India around the 3rd Century BCE left am amazing legacy as the first proto secular leader. He ruled about 80% of present day India/Pakistan Read his edicts and compare them to anything in the Bible or Koran.  He certainly understood pluralism and religious tolerance far more than Christians or Muslims today.  King Ashoka of India

Added by Darrel Ray on June 18, 2011 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

Chapter Eight; WRAPPING UP THE TOP TEAMS part thirty-four

The fourth largest group of adherents are the Hindu. Most of these adherents are from the India and Asian subcontinent. I have a visited a lot of hotels around the country and it seems like most of the Indian Hindu run these hotels. Oddly enough they all seem to have the last name “Patel”. I am not sure what it is about their religion or culture that attracts them to the hotel business but they do, indeed, seem to have an attraction for it.

After the Hindu, the rest of the World's… Continue

Added by Thomas True on November 8, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Why Should An Atheist Care About Bhutan's Proposed Anti-Conversion Law?

Bhutan’s proposed anti-conversion law makes me feel fortunate to live…

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Added by T Andrew Klatt on July 22, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

WebSite www.IndianHumanist.Org Launched

I launched my website www.IndianHumanist.Org a couple of days back.

I would like to use this as a repository of Information related to the progress of Humanism in India.

It will have info and links about the various organizations and people connencted with the Humanist Movement.

It will also have links to books, articles, events related to the Humanist activity in India.

Hope this will play the small part that is…

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Added by Dr Bala on March 23, 2010 at 6:46pm — 5 Comments

Man Created God In His Own Image.

I see that there is trouble afoot in India with yet another 'holy man' abusing his power.




But don't forget, it's what God does all the time. He kills, rapes, threatens, bribes, cheats, deceives and manipulates; all for his own…
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Added by Richard Francis on March 7, 2010 at 8:35am — 3 Comments

It's Foolproof!

Can't say I saw this when I was in India, but I don't think it would have surprised me. I saw stranger things...



From Yahoo! News



PATNA, India (Reuters) – Farmers in an eastern Indian state have asked their unmarried daughters to plow parched fields naked in a bid to embarrass the weather gods to bring some badly needed monsoon rain, officials said on Thursday.



Witnesses said… Continue

Added by Kristi Leitholt on July 24, 2009 at 2:17am — 2 Comments

An Indian technology school names "monkey god" chairman

Is this for real



The Hindu god Hanuman also known as Anjaneya the son of Anjana is made the chairman of the recently opened Sardar Bhagat College of Technology and Management in northern India.

What is the work of a chairman? According to Wikipedia, a chairman "presides over meetings of the assembled group and conducts its business in an orderly fashion.When the group is not in session, the chairman's duties often including acting as its head, its representative to the… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on November 8, 2008 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Holy war strikes in India: 35 Christians killed and 50,000 forced from their homes

Religious intolerance: More reasons to get rid of religion.





Source - Belfast Telegraph:



Holding her daughter close, Puspanjali Panda told how a baying Hindu mob dragged her husband – a Christian pastor – from his bed, beat him to death with stones and iron rods and then threw him into a river.



She found his corpse two days later, washed up on the bank. When she went to the police, they told her to go away. She found his corpse two days later,… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on October 10, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

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