Hindu Seer VII

The letter says it all:

Hi anti-religious youths (Vulcan, Saswat, Anup, Chinmay,…,…)

There is absolutely no benefit by your vomitting venoms in this
forum. Neither it will help your cause nor will it lessen my pro-
religious stand; nor will it affect millions unconcerned with your
venoms.

So, here is my challenge to all of you:

ALL OF YOU JOIN YOUR HANDS AND PROPOSE/EXECUTE A ROAD-MAP TO
ELIMINATE RELIGION FROM HUMAN MIND; AT LEAST FROM INDIANS. IF YOU
CANNOT, THEN STOP VOMITTING POISON.

IF YOU PROPOSE A ROADMAP AND CONVINCE ME IN YOUR CAUSE, I WILL BE
THE HAPPIEST TO JOIN HANDS WITH YOU.

However, be sure that I am not to be challenged for anything, for I
have not opposed any of existing religious concepts or establishment.

SO, ERADICATE RELIGION, OR ELSE KEEP QUIET. DONT BARK.
AA

And from a professor who is sure he does not learn from others:

Dear friends,
After reading all the wonderful postings on how
idiotic are the theists, I was wondering if I am a
Theist or an Atheist? I do not see any more
literature available either from the East or West; on
theism or atheism that has escaped my small mind.
After careful thinking, considering every experience
in my life, I have decided to be a theist. As
expected from any other human being (created by God),
my knowledge is finite and that is the reason it would
be impossible on my part to clash with the great minds
who do not believe in ‘theism’. The formidable
intellects of the scientific minds, from Claudius
Ptolemy to Albert Einstein; religious minds, from
Zoarathustra to Vivekananda; and atheists, from
Charvakas to Bertrand Russell have added sparks in the
lives of many intellectuals of the present day world
and in history.
I feel fortunate that I possess fragments of such
sparks in my trillions and trillions of memory cells,
either conferred by my ancestors DNA or by chance.
Therefore, it would be unwise on my part to enter into
debates with people who are confused about their own
identities, let alone the basic principles of nature.
Long time back, in some context, I had stated that I
was an atheist when I was young. Things have changed
since I became a father and held my children in my
arms. I had prayed when the little helpless creatures
became sick. I had cried when they cried in pain.
But, becoming an atheist just because I am fortunate
to have a decent living in America, drive a used car,
and has a secure job? No way!
I would rather be an idiot and a theist, perhaps a
preacher too! To fit the last definition, I need to
learn more of the stuff called religion and science.
This would benefit some, rather than the harm that I
may cause boasting that ‘I am intelligent’ while my
brain is a store house of pumped up by hormones rather
than pure knowledge.
If anyone is interested to be an atheist, my
suggestion will be to become one like Neitzsche or
Walter Kaufmann. Educated people should not waste
their lives by making a profession out of the
idiosyncracies of materialism.

With regards,
MP

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Author: Saswat Pattanayak

Journalist, Generalist, Atheist, Poet, Lover, Photographer, Communist, Third wave Feminist, LGBT ally, Black power comrade, Peacenik, Anti-capitalist, Critical media theorist, Radical film critic, Academic non-elite…

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