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Loren Miller commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Everyone Is a Skeptic
"The issue isn't skepticism, it's selective skepticism.  It is the active compartmentalization of one's own belief system against all others which gives rise to this brand of spurious thinking.  Or, put another way: I…"
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Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Everyone Is a Skeptic
"Thank you, V.N.K.Kumar, for your clarity. In your writing, I sense compassion and care; neither come from a god, or an angel, or a superhuman power, but from the ability to think and reason. Philosophy has a power that prophecy does not. "
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Everyone Is a Skeptic

Are you a religious believer or a doubter? Let’s find out. I will cite some sacred, holy, divine, religious tenets, and you tell me if you believe them. 1. Aztec priests sacrificed about 20,000 people a year to many gods including an invisible feathered serpent. Do you think an invisible feathered serpent wanted human lives offered to it? Or are you a skeptic? 2. Muslim suicide volunteers who flew airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon left behind a testament saying they were…See More
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My maiden attempt at poetry

Some time ago I saw this quote:"It’s a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It’s the opposite. We have nothing to die for. We have everything to live for" --- Ricky GervaisThis galvanized the dormant muse in me & inspired me to type out the following free verse:..................................................................................................OUR RAISON DETRE – A free verseIt’s a strange myth,That atheists have nothing,To Live for.In fact it’s the opposite –We…See More
Nov 19
Chris commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Greed is an Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis
"Another way to look at it is: The Link Between Neoliberalism, Perfectionism, and Mental Health Disorders A study of college-aged people in the U.S., Canada and Britain says that the increase in mental health disorders may be tied to an increase in…"
Jan 9
V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Greed is an Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis
"@Joan Denoo: Privately I agree with you 100%. This piece was originally drafted for friends & relatives surrounding me who worship Mother Teresa of Calcutta. I am on the same wave length as you are since reading Christopher Hitchen's book…"
Jan 2
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Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Greed is an Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis
"V.N.K.Kumar, I respectfully disagree with you about Mother Teresa, she was an instrument of her church to generate funds and not to care for the sick and dying. There are many bits of evidence that she was greedy: *  Mother Teresa Humanitarian…"
Jan 1
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Greed is an Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis

ARE HUMANS NATURALLY GREEDY?Short Answer: Yes. Many humans have a desire to accumulate things more than what they need or deserve.Long Answer: It can not be denied that some people are more ‘Greedy’ than others. People act in a greedy way for different reasons. Of course there are the megalomaniacs and narcissists who are completely self-obsessed, just as there are the completely selfless martyrs.For every Vijay Mallya there is a Mother Theresa ( Taking Indian examples familiar to me)But those…See More
Jan 1
V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The steps a person needs to take to be Religious
"@ Idaho:  Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the trajectory of your beliefs and how your faith waxed & waned over time. Now you are free like many of us to be guided by your own moral compass, an internalized set of values and objectives…"
Nov 30, 2017
Idaho Spud commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The steps a person needs to take to be Religious
"I did the first step OK.  Loving parents resulting in me believing them for 50 years. I don't think I was good on the 2nd step.  I never could understand faith.  However, like most of my questions, I was brainwashed to think it…"
Nov 30, 2017
Chris commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Atheism is Empowering
"Yawn. Atheism isn't proclamed -it just is."
Nov 24, 2017
V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The steps a person needs to take to be Religious
"Well said Michael. Ra seems to be the only logical choice for all intellectuals if they are bent on worshiping something. Our Sun is omnipresent, omnipotent, omnibenevolent and by extension perhaps omniscient too. Without it there can be no life. So…"
Nov 22, 2017
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The steps a person needs to take to be Religious
"One argument the Abrahamic faiths use is the idea that the religion has lasted so long that it has to be true. They go on and keep making things up to support that idea and it is all contrived. If the test of time matters then Ra would be the one…"
Nov 22, 2017
V.N.K.Kumar posted a blog post

The steps a person needs to take to be Religious

1. First, choose your parents. At least one of them should be religious. If you say it is impossible to choose parents, then wish for dame luck to favour you with religious parents.You should also love your parents and be obedient to them. It now becomes easy to believe in gods, because you love your parents and your parents told you that there are Gods.2. Next, understand that believing in Gods in the absence of evidence is especially noble. What is the big deal in believing in something with…See More
Nov 22, 2017
Vangelis commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The Future of the world is in our hands
"A few comments: I don't believe it is enough to leave the religionists alone and assume they will do no harm. In fact, they do harm on a daily basis. Richard Dawkins accuses them of child abuse because they teach delusions to their children. I…"
Nov 14, 2017

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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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Everyone Is a Skeptic

Posted on December 11, 2018 at 10:21pm 2 Comments

Are you a religious believer or a doubter? Let’s find out. I will cite some sacred, holy, divine, religious tenets, and you tell me if you believe them.
 
1. Aztec priests sacrificed about 20,000 people a year to many gods including an invisible feathered serpent. Do you think an invisible feathered…
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My maiden attempt at poetry

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 12:46am 0 Comments

Some time ago I saw this quote:

"It’s a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It’s the opposite. We have nothing to die for. We have everything to live for" --- Ricky Gervais

This galvanized the dormant muse in me & inspired me to type out the following free verse:

..................................................................................................

OUR RAISON DETRE – A free verse

It’s a…

Continue

Greed is an Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis

Posted on January 1, 2018 at 10:16pm 3 Comments

ARE HUMANS NATURALLY GREEDY?

Short Answer:

Yes. Many humans have a desire to accumulate things more than what they need or deserve.

Long Answer:

It can not be denied that some people are more ‘Greedy’ than others. People act in a greedy way for different reasons. Of course there are the megalomaniacs and narcissists who are completely self-obsessed, just as there are the completely selfless martyrs.

For every Vijay Mallya there is a Mother Theresa ( Taking…

Continue

The steps a person needs to take to be Religious

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 1:30am 4 Comments

1. First, choose your parents. At least one of them should be religious. If you say it is impossible to choose parents, then wish for dame luck to favour you with religious parents.You should also love your parents and be obedient to them. It now becomes easy to believe in gods, because you love your parents and your parents told you that there are Gods.

2. Next, understand that believing in Gods in the absence of evidence is especially noble. What is the big deal in believing in…

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At 8:04am on May 8, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello V.N.K. Kumar    

Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
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