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Idaho Spud commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Living beyond your Lifespan
"I'm an organ donor and will probably leave my body to scientific or medical uses.  However, not because I care about being remembered.  When I'm dead, I will care about nothing, so why should I care now?   I also don't…"
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tom sarbeck commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Dreaming of Utopia while a Dystopia prevails
""...an atheist's political persuasion - liberal or conservative, for example, ...." Daniel, please enlarge your example to include progressives. We are many and we are to the left of liberals: 'progressive, liberal or…"
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Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Living beyond your Lifespan
"Well written and your end note says it all. My problem with organ donation is that I'm getting too old for that now. There could be a body donation to science in which I can imagine I am now dead and they find out what was really wrong with me,…"
Jun 8
tom sarbeck commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Living beyond your Lifespan
"Daniel, your tossing pebbles into a lake metaphor makes more sense than any other explanation I've seen. Thanx."
Jun 8
tom sarbeck commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Living beyond your Lifespan
""Of all the living things on this planet, human beings are the only ones able to imagine the future." HEY, WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE FOR THAT???"
Jun 8
Glen Rosenberg commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Living beyond your Lifespan
"That is so poignant GC. "
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Grinning Cat commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Dreaming of Utopia while a Dystopia prevails
"Part of that utopia would be having our tribalism more focused on "us" as "human beings"! And the song is worth hearing once more:"
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Grinning Cat commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Living beyond your Lifespan
"Glen, thanks for that link! It mentioned Amy Krouse Rosenthal's essay "You May Want to Marry My Husband", which she wrote "with profound love and humor" as she was dying of ovarian cancer. A few…"
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Glen Rosenberg commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Living beyond your Lifespan
"It's a fantasy, but that delusion helps people cope with their mortality. Daniel, that is an assumption that i do not share. Maybe super-pious fundamentalists, maybe.. But the rank and file of believers seem just as fucked up as the rest of us…"
Jun 7
Daniel W commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Dreaming of Utopia while a Dystopia prevails
"Again, thank you for your thoughtful essay. Based on my experience, even atheists, who claim no religious affiliation, are still tribal.  It' seems to easy, that knowing an atheist's political persuasion - liberal or conservative, for…"
Jun 7
Daniel W commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Living beyond your Lifespan
"VNK Kumar, thank you for your always thoughtful essays, including this one. My point of view is that our lives are like the effects of throwing pebbles into a lake.  There are waves that emanate from the initial plunk.  Those waves…"
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Glen Rosenberg commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Living beyond your Lifespan
"You said lacuna. That alone made it worthwhile to read your thoughts on absence of afterlife. "
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Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Why are the religious folks disturbed by non-believers?
"Loren and Richard, I very much like Loren's responses; he explains belief powerfully and how it is beneficial to religions' cause to indoctrinate children beginning at an early age. Adults hear the stories of human's relationship to…"
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Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Why are the religious folks disturbed by non-believers?
""how do we convince the believer what has been ingrained from early youth?" Richard, do you want to be addressed by this name or do you have another one for friends? As to your question, I always write my response before reading…"
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About Me:
I have degrees in Mechanical Engng & Business Mgt. Was training Managers in Industrial organizations in Time mgt, Performance counseling, team Building, conflict mgt, for 30 years. I am a contrarian & a secular humanist. I am also an autodidact in preventive medicine, positive psychology & Humanism.

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Dreaming of Utopia while a Dystopia prevails

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 3:21am 3 Comments

THE UTOPIA I DREAM OF 

 1. Imagine a world where 99% of the population is voluntarily atheistic - where rampant belief in supernatural (SN) agency is not socially supported. Where the political leaders do not invoke the names of deities at the conclusion of speeches or use the blessings of such deities in justifying state-sponsored wars and the captains of competing cricket teams, when asked whether their team will win the game, will not feel compelled to say "Insha…

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Living beyond your Lifespan

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 3:17am 9 Comments

When people learn that I'm a secular humanist, one of the most frequent questions they ask is, "What do you believe happens after death?"

So that there's no confusion, let me make my position on this clear. I don't believe that there is any such thing as a soul/mind/atma that survives the death of the body. I believe that the mind is a physical process, arising from and produced by the activity of the brain, and so when the body ceases to function, the mind ceases as well. Thus, I…

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Why are the religious folks disturbed by non-believers?

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 8:50am 10 Comments

I was wrong. I used to think that ignorance of the scientific origins of the universe, life and mankind was behind the faith of the believers. And I used to recommend to my fellow atheists & Secular humanists that they should read the introductory literature on cosmology, astrophysics, evolutionary biology, anthropology & Evolutionary psychology so that they can convince the believers of the natural causes of origins (Universe, Life & Man) & hence persuade them to stop…

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Revealing my "Raison Detre"

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 2:15am 3 Comments

Srikanta Swamy (SS): What do you say to someone who is struggling with the pain of withdrawal symptoms of leaving his religion and coming to the realization that this is all there is and that there are no personal Gods - Brahma, Vishnu or Shiva, speaking in the context of our Hinduism?

Me: Deal with it. It's a fact of life. Look at the bright side. You no longer have to worry about eternal punishment. Your life is now your own, not governed by external forces except for those imposed…

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