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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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Idaho Spud commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Prayers -The Pros & Cons (Through the eyes of a Secular Humanist)
"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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" You've done it again!!!! This is truly the best explanation of the psychology behind prayer I have ever seen. I feel like I've been hitch slapped!!! Keep up the good work!"
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"all the prayers in the world were answered and granted... ...would both teams win every sports match? ...would a lot of people end up happy, healthy, and well off, and simultaneously sick, suffering, destitute, and dead? ...would…"
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"Ever since I first saw the YouTube video which referred to "praying to a jug of milk," I can't consider the concept of prayer without having to resist laughing out loud.  Prayer is a no-op, an action which accomplishes exactly…"
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Prayers -The Pros & Cons (Through the eyes of a Secular Humanist)

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. You’re clearing the mind of stray…See More
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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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Revealing my "Raison Detre"

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 2:15am 2 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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Why even Smart People Believe Religious Claims

Posted on April 9, 2017 at 2:36am 1 Comment

Of course it is true that some highly educated people believe religious claims. Why is that?

Permit me to offer some explanations.

FIRST, smart persons are very good at defending ideas that they believe for non-smart reasons. They want to believe something, say for emotional reasons, and they then become quite adept at defending those beliefs after the fact, since they are smart! But it is arrogant of those with no credentials in the sciences, and no experience in the field or…

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Greetings! Welcome to the site!

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Hello V.N.K. Kumar    

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