V.N.K.Kumar's Blog (87)

The invisible & the non-existent look very much alike

But then we have the scriptures which are very visible and purportedly written or dictated by the invisible God(s). Agreed. The Judeo-Christian and Islamic scriptures contain many passages that teach noble ideals, which the human race has done well to adopt as norms of behavior and, where appropriate, to codify into law. Agreed.…


Added by V.N.K.Kumar on June 4, 2013 at 9:26pm — 1 Comment

An atheist's tribute to all mothers on Mother's Day

Isn't it great to be a female ? To be able to manufacture a life within themselves and deliver it to the outside world ? Motherhood is so fulfilling for women. They say : Since God cannot be in every place at the same time, He made mothers. As a secular humanist I might not believe in God(s), but I do consider motherhood as a divine, godlike & sacred…

Added by V.N.K.Kumar on May 15, 2013 at 7:40am — 1 Comment

The Generation Gap : A skit

The year is 2032 CE and I have perhaps kicked the bucket much earlier. Ananya, my eight year old grand-daughter currently, has since become a Rocket scientist and she likes to discuss philosophical issues with her grandmother, my wife, whom she calls as Granny.

Ananya : Granny, Scriptures in Hinduism say that there was a Krita or Satya Yug, then a Tretha Yug when Shri Ram was…


Added by V.N.K.Kumar on May 13, 2013 at 9:57pm — No Comments

The Yoga Delusion


Added by V.N.K.Kumar on May 12, 2013 at 3:12am — 2 Comments

Living a meaningful life

There is a branch of psychotherapy called “Logotherapy” , which deals with meaning of life. I wish to condense several volumes of its literature into this post, for the benefit of those who are unaware of this. I have adapted the model to suit the requirements of Secular Humanists for a meaningful life, who happen to be people without the…


Added by V.N.K.Kumar on May 9, 2013 at 6:23am — No Comments

Faith and its repercussions on our health

In a nutshell : In this article, a dual attempt is being made : one, to correlate faith in the supernatural with the sub-optimization of health and two, to discover possible strategies to preclude this sub-optimization.

Why do people have…


Added by V.N.K.Kumar on May 8, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Why do people like me become atheists ?

This is a very good question. Unfortunately, it isn’t very easy to answer. There are perhaps as many reasons for being an atheist as there are atheists. What I mean by this is that the road to atheism tends to be very personal and individual, based upon the specific circumstances of a person’s life, experiences, and attitudes.…


Added by V.N.K.Kumar on May 8, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

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