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Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The futile search for happiness & meaning
"I am happiest when I am doing something meaningful, but what is meaningful to me may not be meaningful to you. In fact, you may not care for it at all. This is a variety of life that makes us all who we are. "
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Daniel W commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The futile search for happiness & meaning
"Happiness will take different forms for each person depending on their temperament, their sociological ecosystem, their culture, and other factors. The same is true for meaning. An introvert will be miserable in a world that makes the extrovert…"
Thursday
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The futile search for happiness & meaning

What makes life worth living? Is it a life filled with happiness or a life filled with purpose and meaning? Is there even a difference between the two?Think of the human rights activist who fights oppression but ends up in prison like Nelson Mandela — was he happy? Or the social animal who spends his nights (and some days) jumping from party to party—is that the good life?HappinessReligious people believe that Happiness comes from their implicit faith in their gods. This gives them the…See More
Thursday
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Why it is so difficult to love 'Science' but learning it is imperative

Since its inception, Science has been a thorn in the side: incessantly inconvenient, calculatingly cold, and questioning of one's deeply held beliefs ( Regarding God, soul, afterlife, astrology, homeopathy & 101 other pseudo-sciences). It disregards personal feelings.But that's not the worst of it.Science is the reason why Earth is no longer at the center of the Universe. We humans used to be so significant. Everything revolved around us until Science and it's meddling, pesky purveyors got…See More
Apr 24
Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post What happens when we die?
"Marija Gimbutas, a Lithuanian-American archeologist, researched the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of "Old Europe". She formulated her Kurgan hypothesis, which describes the migrations of Indo-European speakers from a…"
Apr 24
V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post What happens when we die?
"Daniel: Thanks for your comments. The examples you gave are very interesting."
Apr 23
Daniel W commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post What happens when we die?
"My sleep is deep and as far as I know, dreamless.  I know they say, one dreams many dreams through the night.  I remember none of it.  It's like a recurrent death. I've been under anesthesia a few times.  They stick…"
Apr 23
V.N.K.Kumar posted a blog post

What happens when we die?

From the beginning of human history people have wondered about death. It is not uncommon for young children to ask their parents, "what happens when we die?"Of course we all either consciously or subconsciously know what really happens when we die. The answer of course is that we are dead. It is right there in the word. Unfortunately, people have a very hard time internalizing this concept. Emotionally, the idea of no longer existing seems to be a terrifying thought for many people.This is…See More
Apr 23
Bertold Brautigan commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Opportunity costs of Loss of faith
"Michael - I would have guessed he liked scrambled rather than over easy."
Mar 8
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Opportunity costs of Loss of faith
"Jebus said: "My joke is easy and my burden is fright.""
Mar 8
Daniel W commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Opportunity costs of Loss of faith
"BB, your scholarship always leaves me in awe. Whereas, I just did a search on "religion as yoke" and came up with, among other links, "True Religion Gray Leather Yoke Camo Down Puffer Jacket" whatever that is.  My…"
Mar 8
Bertold Brautigan commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Opportunity costs of Loss of faith
"Daniel, interesting that you should ask whether religion is a yoke. Yes, and the yoke's on you! Seriously, folks - the etymology of the word is re (again) + ligare (to connect, as in ligature). Probably not coincidentally, the root of…"
Mar 6
The Flying Atheist commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Opportunity costs of Loss of faith
"I had no trouble at all transitioning from church-going to non-attending.  Ever since I had my first apartment back in my early twenties, I have always stated that my Sunday mornings were reserved for coffee, bagels and cream cheese, and the…"
Mar 6
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Opportunity costs of Loss of faith
"I think it is quite normal to postulate that there might be a god. This is just part of human nature. It starts getting abnormal when you believe that said god has a message and is starting to talk to you. Some do not know when innocent wondering…"
Mar 6
Daniel W commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Opportunity costs of Loss of faith
"It's a good question. Should there be a continued opiate for the masses? Will they go through withdrawal if their religious opiate is taken away? Taken away by whom? Shoukd there be a detox process while addicts of religion adjust to life…"
Mar 6
V.N.K.Kumar posted a blog post

Opportunity costs of Loss of faith

Makes me sad to think that Hindus in India waste so much of their time, energies & monetary resources on religious rituals like homas, yagnas, teerath yatras, temple festivals, prayers & bhajans. But sametime I wonder what they might do with the time released from these preoccupations if they opt to be secular.Females might indulge in more gosssip, suffer depression because they now do not have the option of praying to gods for succour and males might drink, gamble and seek other…See More
Mar 3

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The futile search for happiness & meaning

Posted on April 27, 2016 at 10:40pm 2 Comments

What makes life worth living? Is it a life filled with happiness or a life filled with purpose and meaning? Is there even a difference between the two?

Think of the human rights activist who fights oppression but ends up in prison like Nelson Mandela — was he happy? Or the social animal who spends his nights (and some days) jumping from party to party—is that the good life?…

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Why it is so difficult to love 'Science' but learning it is imperative

Posted on April 24, 2016 at 12:11pm 0 Comments

Since its inception, Science has been a thorn in the side: incessantly inconvenient, calculatingly cold, and questioning of one's deeply held beliefs ( Regarding God, soul, afterlife, astrology, homeopathy & 101 other pseudo-sciences). It disregards personal feelings.



But that's not the worst of it.



Science is the reason why Earth is no longer at the center of the Universe. We humans used to be so significant. Everything revolved around us until Science and it's… Continue

What happens when we die?

Posted on April 23, 2016 at 4:42am 3 Comments

From the beginning of human history people have wondered about death. It is not uncommon for young children to ask their parents, "what happens when we die?"

Of course we all either consciously or subconsciously know what really happens when we die. The answer of course is that we are dead. It is right there in the word. Unfortunately, people have a…

Continue

Opportunity costs of Loss of faith

Posted on March 3, 2016 at 10:38pm 7 Comments

Makes me sad to think that Hindus in India waste so much of their time, energies & monetary resources on religious rituals like homas, yagnas, teerath yatras, temple festivals, prayers & bhajans. But sametime I wonder what they might do with the time released from these preoccupations if they opt to be secular.

Females might indulge in more gosssip, suffer depression because they now do not have the option of praying to gods for succour and male…

Continue

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At 10:15am on May 8, 2013, Steph S. said…

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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