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roland707 commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post On throwing one suffocating starfish on the beach back into the ocean
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"Well said  V.N.K......Your explanation was valid and quite helpful for any unsatisfied  theist looking  for a way to escape  theism....Once religious beliefs  are cast aside, there is a sense of relief that one can now just…"
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On throwing one suffocating starfish on the beach back into the ocean

Srini: What does one have to do to become an atheist cum secular humanist?Me: There are no conversion or initiation rites to undergo. That happens only in religions. Here you simply give up certain practices. That’s about it. This eases your lifestyle. You do not have to waste all those hours & energies in prayers, bhajans and visits to temples for archanas, sevas, homas and pilgrimages. And the money saved from these can be diverted to deserving charities or as in my case for eating…See More
May 15
tom sarbeck commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Compartmentalization & Religiosity
"Thanks, V.N.K., when I see a post by you, I know it will be be a rewarding read. This post certainly was. About the two types of religiosity, your description helps me see that twelve years in Catholic schools gave me some of each. Remembering how…"
Apr 24
Mark Arellius commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Compartmentalization & Religiosity
"Interesting conversation, here are my thoughts; I don't necessarily agree with the following... A (Religious + Happy) wife is far greater (better & more useful to you) than a (Forcibly deconverted + unhappy) wife. Physical & emotional…"
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Compartmentalization & Religiosity

Sreenivasan (Sreeni): Prof. K, I am reading all your articles which you have been e-mailing me on Religion, Gods & Humanism. As you already know, I am an atheist and so your articles only reinforce my earlier stance but when I try to read it to my wife, she is rather critical about it. She has been brought up in an orthodox Iyengar family and she worships Lord Krishna as her father and mother did in their lifetime.Me: There are 2 types of religiosity. One is the type your wife belongs to.…See More
Apr 20
Ryan Shields commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post I am angry with God(s) for not existing
"Yes, I'm angry at god for not existing either because with no consciousness to remember ever having consciousness, existence ultimately has no value or meaning in any greater context outside of it's own fleeting moment. The beings that I…"
Feb 20
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post I am angry with God(s) for not existing
"Professor, I think that so many people around the world believe because they want to believe. Your words are well spoken."
Feb 8
Freethinker31 commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post I am angry with God(s) for not existing
"Well said V.N.K.........If only.........What you describe sounds like paradise, if only it were true.....Unfortunately there are no gods to correct our mistakes and  cure our ills.....We are all victims of our own  actions and are held…"
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Sometimes I feel I am so lucky to live in modern times wherein secular societies are possible and secular Humanists & Atheistic Philosophers are tolerated if not treated with due respect. Thank goodness I was not born as a contemporary of Scientists like Bruno, who was burnt at the stakes or Galileo who was forced by the Pope to recant, to save his own life.Having said this, I must admit that my life has been one long turmoil of doubt, skepticism and rebelling against authority and…See More
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"Joan, I like that quote from Meitzsche and your addition."
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" V.N.K.Kumar, I thoroughly enjoy your autobiography! You describe a life journey that led to many understandings beyond that which was handed down to you by your ancestors. You clearly are one who lives in the question, not in the dogma or…"
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On throwing one suffocating starfish on the beach back into the ocean

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 6:53am 2 Comments

Srini: What does one have to do to become an atheist cum secular humanist?

Me: There are no conversion or initiation rites to undergo. That happens only in religions. Here you simply give up certain practices. That’s about it. This eases your lifestyle. You do not have to waste all those hours & energies in prayers, bhajans and visits to temples for archanas, sevas, homas and pilgrimages. And the money saved from these can be diverted to deserving charities or as in my case for…

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Compartmentalization & Religiosity

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 8:36am 2 Comments

Sreenivasan (Sreeni): Prof. K, I am reading all your articles which you have been e-mailing me on Religion, Gods & Humanism. As you already know, I am an atheist and so your articles only reinforce my earlier stance but when I try to read it to my wife, she is rather critical about it. She has been brought up in an orthodox Iyengar family and she worships Lord Krishna as her father and mother did in their lifetime.

Me: There are 2 types of…

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I am angry with God(s) for not existing

Posted on February 7, 2015 at 10:21pm 3 Comments

Sometimes I feel I am so lucky to live in modern times wherein secular societies are possible and secular Humanists & Atheistic Philosophers are tolerated if not treated with due respect. Thank goodness I was not born as a contemporary of Scientists like Bruno, who was burnt at the stakes or Galileo who was forced by the Pope to recant, to save his own life.

Having said this, I must admit that my life has been one long turmoil of doubt, skepticism and rebelling against authority…

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Etiology of my Secularism

Posted on January 10, 2015 at 3:29am 6 Comments

DOWN THE MEMORY LANE::

I was 7 years old in 1945. My father was a religious person and a very virtuous man. He was the Mines Manager at TISCO’s Doddakanya mines near Kadakola close to Mysore (India). He was falsely implicated in a case of theft of Rs 1000 /-. I used to hear him cry in front of my mother while I pretended to be asleep. He used to wonder why the Lord Rama & Shirdi Saibaba whose bhajans we used to sing so reverently every day, did not help him to…

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

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

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. 
You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 790 discussion topics and 3850 members.

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