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THE TANTALIZING PURPOSES OF PRAYER

Purpose no. 1.Most common purpose of prayer is to ask God to do things – fulfill requests, grant favours, and generally use his supernatural powers to act on behalf of the petitioner.Disputation.Simple logic shows that any prayer that asks God for anything is pointless. Is prayer going to bring to God’s attention a need of which he was not previously aware ? Is it going to convince him to do something he was not already going to do?Both of these are impossible with an omniscient deity. On the…See More
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"It is common today for the spiritually minded to claim the modern god is the technology god, which "materialists" worship today. This is a false god they claim, while typing on their i-pad. "
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“Alhamdulillah”, proclaimed my friend

His name was Bukhari, a sunni Muslim. He was the Training Manager at BHEL, Trichy (India). He used to invite me from Madras for conducting 3 to 5 day training programmes & workshops for his middle level & senior level managers. During the lunch break, I would walk from the conference hall to his cabin in the next building for a chit-chat.I never took lunch since it would make me sleepy. I had to be at my best for the post lunch sessions (called the Grave yard sessions) since most of the…See More
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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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THE TANTALIZING PURPOSES OF PRAYER

Posted on September 24, 2016 at 12:13am 6 Comments

Purpose no. 1.

Most common purpose of prayer is to ask God to do things – fulfill requests, grant favours, and generally use his supernatural powers to act on behalf of the petitioner.

Disputation.

Simple logic shows that any prayer that asks God for anything is pointless. Is prayer going to bring to God’s attention a need of which he was not previously aware ? Is it going to convince him to do…

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“Alhamdulillah”, proclaimed my friend

Posted on August 21, 2016 at 1:46am 4 Comments

His name was Bukhari, a sunni Muslim. He was the Training Manager at BHEL, Trichy (India). He used to invite me from Madras for conducting 3 to 5 day training programmes & workshops for his middle level & senior level managers. During the lunch break, I would walk from the conference hall to his cabin in the next building for a chit-chat.

I never took lunch since it would make me sleepy. I had to be at my best…

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Which gods can the Gen Next worship w/o getting embarrassed?

Posted on August 17, 2016 at 11:28am 12 Comments

I had a disturbing dream recently. I had renounced non-belief in the supernatural phenomena like gods, soul, afterlife, heaven, Karma, reincarnation and become a devout Hindu brahmin once again. I was doing maha mangalarthi to Durga mata by dancing like the Bengalis do. I woke up in cold sweat and felt relieved that my secular humanism was in tact. Perhaps it was the consumption of too many vadas my loving wife had made the previous night.

In real life, this can happen only if my…

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Genesis of the concept of Soul & Afterlife [Viewed through the microscope of science]

Posted on August 4, 2016 at 9:24am 4 Comments

WISHFUL THINKING

Religion as per some philosophers is all about Comfort & Consolation. Religious beliefs (Soul, Afterlife, heaven & gods) are molly-coddling illusions. Afterlife beliefs are the primary reasons for the case that religion is a product of wishful thinking.

The belief in life after death may eliminate or weaken:

- The fear of personal extinction

- The overwhelming sadness when loved one dies

- The sense that a life of finite duration…

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