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Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Dreaming of a Godless future
"I dream of a godless future but the reality of it shows that it's only valid for me. Maybe we could all make this happen one person at a time."
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Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Dreaming of a Godless future
"V.N.K.Kumar, I like your description of the historical nature of human evolution and the need for effective leaders to take us past the age-of-religion to a new age of self-responsibility and self-agency.  There is hope if enough of us can…"
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Dreaming of a Godless future

One reason I don't believe in God is intellectual. I am not at all convinced by the arguments given for God's existence by the Theistic philosophers, neither the cosmological argument & the design argument nor the 32 other specious arguments favouring God’s existence, which to a person not science-savvy might be plausible.A second reason I don't believe in God is emotional. I am comfortable with not having answers to everything. By temperament, I have a high tolerance for ambiguity and…See More
Mar 4
tom sarbeck commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post We wouldn't have existed if our ancestors weren't Paranoids!
"CU, you wrote: Imagine a time when no monies or efforts are spent on religion. Using passive verbs can mislead and distract attention from the use of authhoritarian hmeans to achieve a goal. Using active verbs? Imagine a time when people…"
Feb 1
Compelledunbeliever commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post We wouldn't have existed if our ancestors weren't Paranoids!
"On a second look at your post you again are right. Now that we are more advanced in many ways as a species, we may be living in the most important time of human history(this may take many hundreds of years), that is of putting aside fright survival…"
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tom sarbeck commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post We wouldn't have existed if our ancestors weren't Paranoids!
"Methinks our ancestors' paranoid moments would have alternated: 1) with predatory moments or they wouldn't have eaten, and 2) with lusting moments or they wouldn't have reproduced."
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V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Why Do Intelligent, Well-Educated People Still Believe Nonsense?
"@Crispy: I agree totally.  Secularists need courage for two main reasons : 1. To live in a religious world that marginalizes and demonizes disbelief. 2. to face the realities of human existence honestly. It takes very little courage to live in…"
Jan 27
Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Why Do Intelligent, Well-Educated People Still Believe Nonsense?
"Good metaphor of the tree enveloping the fence post. We need to make it easier for people to reinvent themselves as more well integrated and grounded in reality. I needed science to do that. But I think psychological guidance would be helpful, as…"
Jan 26
Crispy commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Why Do Intelligent, Well-Educated People Still Believe Nonsense?
"Lack of bravery. Plain cowardice."
Jan 26
Jennifer W commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Why Do Intelligent, Well-Educated People Still Believe Nonsense?
"When you're a child, you believe in magic and miracles. Maybe people still deep down inside want to believe that magic and miracles are real."
Jan 26
Idaho Spud commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Why Do Intelligent, Well-Educated People Still Believe Nonsense?
"Michael, you said "My parents.....why would they lie."  I think that's the main reason my indoctrination took so well.  My parents were kind and loving, so I knew they wouldn't lie.  Of course they didn't lie.…"
Jan 26
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Why Do Intelligent, Well-Educated People Still Believe Nonsense?
"I adopted that term "Buybull" from people on this site and I believe it was first used by Joan Denoo. It is fitting because it shows you do not buy all that bull.  lol"
Jan 26
V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Why Do Intelligent, Well-Educated People Still Believe Nonsense?
"@Michael: Buybull ?! ROFL."
Jan 26
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Why Do Intelligent, Well-Educated People Still Believe Nonsense?
"My years as a believer was due to childhood indoctrination. My parents did that to me, and why would they lie. Also we find that in the Buybull it says that a child will hold to the godly beliefs if you raise him up correctly. Just as easily you can…"
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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 a Godless future

Posted on March 4, 2017 at 7:10pm 2 Comments

One reason I don't believe in God is intellectual. I am not at all convinced by the arguments given for God's existence by the Theistic philosophers, neither the cosmological argument & the design argument nor the 32 other specious arguments favouring God’s existence, which to a person not science-savvy might be plausible.

A second reason I don't believe in God is emotional. I am comfortable with not having answers to everything. By temperament, I have a high tolerance for…

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Meaning of life comes from normal activities like Love,Work & Play

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 4:32am 1 Comment

It's not that only Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Florence Nightingale, Albert Einstein, Dalai Lama & such others could have a meaningful life and the rest of the humanity who somehow eke out a livelihood for themselves & their dependents can never have a meaningful life. Not everybody needs to do something of that magnitude to have a meaningful life.…
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We wouldn't have existed if our ancestors weren't Paranoids!

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 12:25am 5 Comments

I am comfortable with not having answers to everything. By temperament, I have a high tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty. Many people suffer Cognitive Dissonance with uncertainties and probabilistic world models, and thus they feel the need to close that loop with a definitive answer, regardless of how intellectually indefensible it may be.

This low tolerance for uncertainty in many others probably has an evolutionary origin related to the fact that in the Paleolithic environment…

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Why Do Intelligent, Well-Educated People Still Believe Nonsense?

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 10:19pm 12 Comments

The first thing we have to realize is that intelligence is compartmental. By that I mean that people who employ sharp wit and critical thinking about one area of life (or even multiple areas) can still remain almost juvenile about a number of others.
 
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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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