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V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Heaven -- a reality for some and a delusion for others
"MP: You have given an interesting spin to it!"
Dec 16, 2015
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Heaven -- a reality for some and a delusion for others
"It was decided while gathering the books that would become the Bible that for this new religion to succeed it would have to be based on suffering. There were books at the time that said Jesus did not suffer on the cross. Perhaps suffering was needed…"
Dec 16, 2015
Gerald Payne commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Heaven -- a reality for some and a delusion for others
"Religious minds have no idea of any world outside of the fabricated world they live in. Reality is no more than an opinion, based on superficial observations, that cloak an underlying truth, that will be apparent to all come the…"
Dec 15, 2015
Bertold Brautigan commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Heaven -- a reality for some and a delusion for others
"I have indelibly burned into my brain this prayer from an obscene purple pamphlet the Catholics use for a lenten ritual: I will scorch, scathe and punish myself in this world that I might be happy in the next. Nietzsche called this belief in a…"
Dec 15, 2015
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Heaven -- a reality for some and a delusion for others

Since time immemorial, believers in a loving and just god have looked around at the world we live in, filled with toil, strife and suffering, and have pondered how to reconcile their belief with the facts at hand. The solution which most religions have adopted is to assert the existence of another world, beyond this one, to which the souls of the good will fly in order to receive their due reward.Poets and dreamers throughout history have filled their scriptures with rapturous visions of this…See More
Dec 15, 2015
Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The tussle between Religion & Secular Humanism
"Life is meaningless! We live and then we die. Nothing complicated in that reality, The wonder of it is that we live at all, that we exist as sentient beings able to experience life through our sensory organs. We can see, hear, smell, taste, feel…"
Dec 11, 2015
Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The tussle between Religion & Secular Humanism
"Who is Sarveppalli Radhakrishnan? Does he or she have something to teach us? Thank you for this lead. It seems he may have wisdom beyond his cultural superstitions. "
Dec 11, 2015
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The tussle between Religion & Secular Humanism
"My  advice for anyone who doesn't want to hear John Lennon's "Imagine" is to turn the radio dial to another station or simply turn the radio off. No one is forcing them to listen to it. That being the case they have no…"
Dec 11, 2015
V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The Emperor is Naked!
"JD: Thanks for your beautiful comments. It almost made me cry. But I liked the optimism at the end."
Dec 11, 2015
Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The Emperor is Naked!
"Being a quiet atheist benefit no one. It doesn't benefit the one who proselytizes, nor those who profess faith in a delusion. Of course, there are times when it is foolish or brutish to challenge a believer in fairy tales. I find no honor in…"
Dec 11, 2015
Gerald Payne commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The tussle between Religion & Secular Humanism
"I think it's more likely that we'll see a day when lions eat straw than a day of universal secularism. I read a post the other day calling for a ban on John Lennon's ''Imagine'' being played over the airwaves as…"
Dec 11, 2015
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The tussle between Religion & Secular Humanism
"Regardless of what the religious say, there will never be a day that lions eat straw. Every time they told me that I was wondering if this would affect the entire cat family. Just keep your lions and kittens outside with the cows and horses. They…"
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Gerald Payne commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The Emperor is Naked!
"The Achilles heel of our rational outlook is that it only makes sense to other rational thinkers. Religious ideas are so subjective and psychokinetically attractive that there's an impregnable wall of illusion preventing people even…"
Dec 11, 2015
Gerald Payne commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The Emperor is Naked!
"That people can deny evolution is testimony to the hypnotic effect of superstition. Facts are unreligious and therefore unreliable; not a true reading of any analysis because of their deviation from revealed truth. If facts are somehow dependent on…"
Dec 11, 2015
Gerald Payne commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Religions are ephemeral & short-lived but Atheism is eternal
"Magic has always been the answer to unexplained phenomena; it needs no mental effort. How long people will accept miraculous explanations for scientifically proven natural events is anybody's guess, but I doubt, given the human susceptibility…"
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Heaven -- a reality for some and a delusion for others

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:12am 4 Comments

Since time immemorial, believers in a loving and just god have looked around at the world we live in, filled with toil, strife and suffering, and have pondered how to reconcile their belief with the facts at hand. The solution which most religions have adopted is to assert the existence of another world, beyond this one, to which the souls of the good will fly in order to receive their due reward.

Poets and dreamers throughout history have filled their scriptures with rapturous…

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The Emperor is Naked!

Posted on December 11, 2015 at 2:35am 8 Comments

All religions have come to us through hearsay. Everyone is talking about the god who is there, but where ?  No one knows what it is, where it is, how it is or why it is, but they talk about it just the same, as if they knew.



No one ever experiences god personally. We listen to other people talk about it and read books ; other people tell us what to believe, they interpret our subjective feelings as "god", but we can never know for sure, because god is…

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Religions are ephemeral & short-lived but Atheism is eternal

Posted on December 10, 2015 at 1:18am 7 Comments

How long has religion existed?
Since the beginning of human thought - hundreds of thousands of years ago. When the first humans ran in fear from a bolt of lightning; felt the horror of a mother and baby dying in childbirth; witnessed a mountain explode in a fountain of molten rock; saw a comet plough through the firmament; watched one friend survive an unlikely accident when others perished; noticed the changing of the…
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The tussle between Religion & Secular Humanism

Posted on December 6, 2015 at 9:39pm 10 Comments

Religion fulfills certain basic human desires. It offers people a sense of worth and specialness. It gives them a community in which they can feel understood and supported. It eases their fears about life and death, offers them hope of immortality. It also gives them a feeling of superiority, of having an edge over others. So you can't really blame people for being obsessed with Religion,God or Afterlife.

My point however is that though traditional religions fulfill many human needs,…

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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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