The History Of How Cows Became ‘Sacred’ To Hindus Is Not That Holy

We Indians often take everything on face value and not try to upset the established customs and religions by our forefather. I mean how can we be seen as the ones revolting against the traditions long established, right? After a string of bans and communal incidents we decided to delve deeper into the ‘what’ and ...

Debunking the 9 debunked myths

Just saw this passionately written article in the CNN belief blog by Moni Basu. Although most people are talking about stuff around the topic in the comments below the article, I’d like to point out some obvious lack of sense in the article itself, that perhaps even CNN chose to ignore blatantly. So here goes:

Power of superstition!

The article ‘Tower of inspiration‘ (Jan 24, 2011) made for an amusing reading. However, the article harps on certain themes without actually verifying the veracity or atleast, providing a scientific evidence of the claims of ‘Pyramid energy’. Before I venture further into the topic, let me say this at the outset: it would be very ...

What about moderate/liberal theists/theism?

Many people argue that atheists pick on all theists when the fundamentalist/extremist ones are mostly at fault and the majority of theists are more benign and beneficial to society. This is wrong. ALL theists and ALL forms of theism are harmful and destructive. The points outlined above are not specific to fundamentalist extremists; They are ...

Freethinker slogans

Here’s a nifty list of funny bumper stickers, aphorisms or atheist slogans about religion Darwin loves you! Blasphemy is a victimless crime. Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers Honk If Your Religious Beliefs Make You An Asshole Don’t pray in my school, and I won’t think in your church. Intelligent Design Makes My Monkey Cry ...