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Frankie Dapper commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post I felt like an eagle floating above the earth
"I agree that your epiphany and understanding is similar to that experienced by apostates the world over. It would function nicely to inform theists who look askance at atheists or perhaps to push doubters into the cold water. It reminds me of…"
Jan 20
V.N.K.Kumar posted a blog post

I felt like an eagle floating above the earth

I remember the moment of my epiphany, the moment I became an atheist. I was 20 years old. I had read the oscillating universe by George Gamow & the origin of species by Charles Darwin. Then, suddenly, I realized we homo-sapiens are just a kind of animal like other animals on this spinning rock we call Earth. Whatever purpose we feel we have is one we devise for ourselves; it’s not handed to us from on high. We are on our own; there is no deity holding a net under our feet as we go about…See More
Jan 20
Sofia Magee commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Nothing Fails Like Prayer, yet it continues
"This is awesome"
Jan 11
Michael Penn commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Nothing Fails Like Prayer, yet it continues
"Yes, nothing fails like prayer. Thanks again for this wonderful piece about it.? Recently I was talking with my long time theist friend and the subject of prayer came up. He offered me an event from his past where his brother fell and had a…"
Dec 22, 2018
Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Nothing Fails Like Prayer, yet it continues
"V.N.K.Kumar, thank you for this thoughtful piece of writing. Listening to the white supremacy population and their rationale for their beliefs was probably the experience?that turned me away for religion. Teaching in an all-black classroom…"
Dec 17, 2018
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Nothing Fails Like Prayer, yet it continues

PROBABLY THE MOST COMMON PURPOSE OF PRAYER IS:?-- to ask God to do things – fulfill requests, grant favours, and generally use his supernatural powers to act on behalf of the petitioner. Internet prayer request pages overflow with theists asking others to pray for them so that they may be healed of sickness and injuries or delivered from financial troublesHowever, as an application of simple logic shows, any prayer that asks God for anything is pointless. Is prayer going to bring to God’s…See More
Dec 16, 2018
Loren Miller commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Everyone Is a Skeptic
"The issue isn't skepticism, it's selective skepticism.? It is the active compartmentalization of one's own belief system against all others which gives rise to this brand of spurious thinking.? Or, put another way: I…"
Dec 12, 2018
온라인슬롯사이트추천Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Everyone Is a Skeptic
"Thank you,?V.N.K.Kumar, for your clarity. In your writing, I sense compassion and care; neither come from a god, or an angel, or a superhuman power, but from the ability to think and reason. Philosophy has a power that prophecy does not.?"
Dec 12, 2018
V.N.K.Kumar posted a blog post

Everyone Is a Skeptic

Are you a religious believer or a doubter? Let’s find out. I will cite some sacred, holy, divine, religious tenets, and you tell me if you believe them.?1. Aztec priests sacrificed about 20,000 people a year to many gods including an invisible feathered serpent. Do you think an invisible feathered serpent wanted human lives offered to it? Or are you a skeptic??2. Muslim suicide volunteers who flew airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon left behind a testament saying they were…See More
Dec 11, 2018
V.N.K.Kumar posted a blog post

My maiden attempt at poetry

Some time ago I saw this quote:"It’s a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It’s the opposite. We have nothing to die for. We have everything to live for" --- Ricky GervaisThis galvanized the dormant muse in me & inspired me to type out the following free verse:..................................................................................................OUR RAISON DETRE – A free verseIt’s a strange myth,That atheists have nothing,To Live for.In fact it’s the opposite –We…See More
Nov 19, 2018
Chris commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Greed is an Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis
"Another way to look at it is: The Link Between Neoliberalism, Perfectionism, and Mental Health Disorders A study of college-aged people in the U.S., Canada and Britain says that the increase in mental health disorders may be tied to an increase in…"
Jan 9, 2018
V.N.K.Kumar commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Greed is an Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis
"@Joan Denoo: Privately I agree with you 100%. This piece was originally drafted for friends & relatives surrounding me who worship Mother Teresa of Calcutta. I am on the same wave length as you are since reading Christopher Hitchen's book…"
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Joan Denoo commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Greed is an Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis
"V.N.K.Kumar, I respectfully disagree with you about Mother Teresa, she was an instrument of her church to generate funds and not to care for the sick and dying. There are many bits of evidence that she was greedy: * ?Mother Teresa Humanitarian…"
Jan 1, 2018
V.N.K.Kumar posted a blog post

Greed is an Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis

ARE HUMANS NATURALLY GREEDY?Short Answer: Yes. Many humans have a desire to accumulate things more than what they need or deserve.Long Answer: It can not be denied that some people are more ‘Greedy’ than others. People act in a greedy way for different reasons. Of course there are the megalomaniacs and narcissists who are completely self-obsessed, just as there are the completely selfless martyrs.For every Vijay Mallya there is a Mother Theresa ( Taking Indian examples familiar to me)But those…See More
Jan 1, 2018

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I felt like an eagle floating above the earth

Posted on January 20, 2019 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

I remember the moment of my epiphany, the moment I became an atheist. I was 20 years old. I had read the oscillating universe by George Gamow & the origin of species by Charles Darwin.



Then, suddenly, I realized we homo-sapiens are just a kind of animal like other animals on this spinning rock we call Earth. Whatever purpose we feel we have is one we devise for ourselves; it’s not handed to us from on high. We are on our own; there is no deity holding a net under our feet as…

Continue

Nothing Fails Like Prayer, yet it continues

Posted on December 16, 2018 at 7:51pm 3 Comments

PROBABLY THE MOST COMMON PURPOSE OF PRAYER IS:?

-- to ask God to do things – fulfill requests, grant favours, and generally use his supernatural powers to act on behalf of the petitioner. Internet prayer request pages overflow with theists asking others to pray for them so that they may be healed of sickness and injuries or delivered from financial troubles

However, as an application of simple logic shows, any prayer that asks God for anything is pointless. Is…

Continue

Everyone Is a Skeptic

Posted on December 11, 2018 at 10:21pm 2 Comments

Are you a religious believer or a doubter? Let’s find out. I will cite some sacred, holy, divine, religious tenets, and you tell me if you believe them.
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1. Aztec priests sacrificed about 20,000 people a year to many gods including an invisible feathered serpent. Do you think an invisible feathered…
Continue

My maiden attempt at poetry

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 12:46am 0 Comments

Some time ago I saw this quote:

"It’s a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It’s the opposite. We have nothing to die for. We have everything to live for" --- Ricky Gervais

This galvanized the dormant muse in me & inspired me to type out the following free verse:

..................................................................................................

OUR RAISON DETRE – A free verse

It’s a…

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