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Paul Michaelson commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Why are the religious folks disturbed by non-believers?
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Why are the religious folks disturbed by non-believers?

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 believing…See More
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"Good essay, but "raisins?" What happened to the virgins?"
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Revealing my "Raison Detre"

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 by the fact…See More
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"I prayed 2 or 3 times a day for 45 years, and don't remember it ever being enjoyable or relaxing.  Well, maybe a little relaxing at times, because I fell asleep sometimes. But there was no joy or bliss as I remember.  I also…"
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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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Why are the religious folks disturbed by non-believers?

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 8:50am 3 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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Prayers -The Pros & Cons (Through the eyes of a Secular Humanist)

Posted on April 14, 2017 at 5:46am 7 Comments

WHY PRAYER "WORKS" 

 Prayer is a unique combination of meditation, wishful thinking, simple greed, conscience-clearing and a desire for peace of mind. It’s all rolled into one! And it’s all quite selfish when you examine it.

Since most people begin prayer with their eyes closed and their hands clasped or at least at rest, you’re off to a good start in the area of relaxation. That’s really all meditation is anyway, which is why it works for so many people.…

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What are the healthy traits of Non-Believers?

Posted on April 9, 2017 at 2:40am 0 Comments

A mentally healthy person whether a believer or non-believer has to have these nine characteristics: 

- Self interest, 

- Self direction, 

- Tolerance, 

- Acceptance of Uncertainty, 

- Flexibility, 

- Scientific thinking, 

- Commitment, 

- Risk Taking, & 

- Self acceptance.

These characteristics are CONSPICUOUSLY ABSENT in Religious people. Let us see how this happens.

1. SELF-INTEREST. The emotionally healthy…

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At 10:48pm on May 14, 2013, Angela said…
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Greetings! Welcome to the site!

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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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