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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…"
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V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The Future of the world is in our hands
"@Loren: Very well said."
Nov 12
Loren Miller commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The Future of the world is in our hands
"This whole issue is the result of the infantilization of people who believe that if they screw up, some unseen and undetectable deity will, at some indeterminate point or other, step in and straighten everything out.  Indeed, there are those…"
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The Future of the world is in our hands

Sreeni: Prof. Kumar, What could be the mission of Atheism & Secular Humanism?Me: Well, if Atheism is the first step taken by someone, Secular Humanism is the 1000 steps thereafter that one has to take. Atheism has no mission besides declaring one’s non-belief in celestial beings. But Secular humanism is Atheism+ & does not believe that man’s mission on earth is merely to love and glorify illusory gods, but it does believe in living this life so that when you pass on, the world will be…See More
Nov 12
V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Atheism is Empowering
"@Tom: You have a pragmatic moral compass like most secular humanists. You are not selfish. You have an ESI, enlightened self interest, concerned with your long term interests while also being more empathic than the selfish people. @Loren: I agree."
Nov 5
Loren Miller commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Atheism is Empowering
"Declaring that there are no gods is very empowering, because it means you've refused permission to those who have assumed power in multiple churches or similar venues which presume their right to tell you what to believe and how to behave.…"
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V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Atheism is Empowering
"You have a pragmatic moral compass, an internalized set of values and objectives that guides you with regard to ethical behavior and decision-making. You are not selfish but you may be self centered like most compassionate people are. Selfish means…"
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tom sarbeck commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Atheism is Empowering
"V, there are carrots and sticks in my life. I do some ‘good’ things because I value the good will of others. I don’t do some ‘bad’ things because I value staying out of prison. Objectively, I’m selfish."
Nov 5
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Atheism is Empowering

Sreeni: When someone declares “There are no gods”, others regard this as an expletive of a highly depressed person. When people hear or say this, it is often associated with nothing going right in the life of the person proclaiming it, or it is heard being said after a tragedy occurs.Me: Yes that happens but these four words do not need to be linked to a fatalistic or bleak outlook but instead can be reassuring, refreshing & empowering.Sreeni: Empowering?Me: Yes indeed so. The process of…See More
Nov 4
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Peaceful & Natural Death Is A Well-deserved Reward Of Permanent Rest
"This is so very well put. I think we can all identify and it explains why the religious believe as they do. In not knowing it gives you comfort. As for me, I hope for that quite non-painful death -- but not yet. I'm re-telling a story from…"
Nov 4
Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Peaceful & Natural Death Is A Well-deserved Reward Of Permanent Rest
" V.N.K.Kumar, I'm sorry your late mother suffered loss. It is a terrible thing. "
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V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Peaceful & Natural Death Is A Well-deserved Reward Of Permanent Rest
"@Joan: All I can do is vicariously empathize with your loss. You appear to be stronger than my late mother."
Nov 1
Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Peaceful & Natural Death Is A Well-deserved Reward Of Permanent Rest
"Powerfully and thoughtfully written! It reflects each perception and consciously makes a decision based on the best reasons.  When Cary died, I wanted to talk to him again, thank him once more for the tender care he gave me when I was…"
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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 Future of the world is in our hands

Posted on November 12, 2017 at 6:23am 3 Comments

Sreeni: Prof. Kumar, What could be the mission of Atheism & Secular Humanism?

Me: Well, if Atheism is the first step taken by someone, Secular Humanism is the 1000 steps thereafter that one has to take. Atheism has no mission besides declaring one’s non-belief in celestial beings. But Secular humanism is Atheism+ & does not believe that man’s mission on earth is merely to love and glorify…

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Atheism is Empowering

Posted on November 4, 2017 at 1:22pm 3 Comments

Sreeni: When someone declares “There are no gods”, others regard this as an expletive of a highly depressed person. When people hear or say this, it is often associated with nothing going right in the life of the person proclaiming it, or it is heard being said after a tragedy occurs.

Me: Yes that happens but these four words do not need to be linked to a fatalistic or bleak outlook but instead can be reassuring, refreshing & empowering.

Sreeni: Empowering?

Me: Yes…

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Peaceful & Natural Death Is A Well-deserved Reward Of Permanent Rest

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 12:35pm 6 Comments

Even after seeing the death of my parents, relatives, acquaintances & friends over the years and realizing the inevitability of death from age if not from accidents, I have not been able to come to terms with death.

When visiting the bereaved people who have just lost some loved ones, I do not know what to say to them. Well-meaning people say these platitudes:

"He/She is in a better place"…

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Everything is designed by god(s), did you say?

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 6:59am 10 Comments

Sreeni: Prof. Kumar, I have been having a lot of debates in our book club meetings with many religious people. They claim that the universe is a special creation designed by a supreme creator. However, I can’t understand how a sane person can persuade himself that beneficent and omnipotent gods would have created such a vast number of animals in our planet with the specific purpose of spending their entire life tormenting and devouring other…
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