Rationalism

JawabDo - Social Media Campaign
Democracy

Statewide protests in Maharashtra and #JawabDo campaign on 4th anniversary of murder of Dabholkar’s murder

  #JawabDo campaign on Social Media Lyrics of “Jawab Do” जवाब दो (थीम सॉंग) जवाब दो… जवाब दो… जवाब दो… जवाब दो, जवाब दो, अब हमें जवाब दो बित गये हैं चार साल, क्या किया, हिसाब दो ? जवाब दो… जवाब दो… जवाब दो… परंपरा के नाम पर… क्यों उन्मादों की धूल हैं ? परंपरा […]

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Radicalization
Religion and Phiosophy

Atheism, rationalism, free speech and communalism #NotInMyName

It is rare that one needs to speak up as an atheist and disown the speech or behavior of other atheists as communal hatred. Atheists are usually the smallest minority anywhere and where there is communal violence, they are usually on the receiving end, so the question of atheists being perpetrators of communal hatred rarely […]

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Dr. Narendra Dabholkar - rationalist, humanist
Religion and Phiosophy

Narendra Dabholkar’s speech on tradition and superstition – English translation Part 2

  Narendra Dabholkar has become an icon of rationalist thought in India, but his works being mostly in Marathi are understood by few non-Maharashtrians for either endorsement or criticism. I am attempting to translate some of his speeches, so that his thoughts may reach more people and inform opinions. This is part 2 of the […]

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Dr. Narendra Dabholkar - rationalist, humanist
General

Narendra Dabholkar’s speech on tradition and superstition – English translation Part 1

Narendra Dabholkar was a notable rationalist from Maharashtra who quit a flourishing medical practice to devote time to social reform and had founded the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti to combat superstitious beliefs among people. He was brutally murdered after receiving threats from religious fanatics for many years. Extremists condemn him for opposing Hinduism. Liberals endorse […]

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Sant Rampal - a self proclaimed Godman
Religion and Phiosophy

A do-it-yourself experiment in faith-based cheating

A series of tweets about the gullibility of blind faith. Sanatan Sanstha's "God" Athavale and his pink toilet brush. http://t.co/NI6DgqdZvM Not just zealot murders, add demented to the list. — Wildcard Vidyut (@Vidyut) September 21, 2015 Looks like Sanatan Sanstha will be going for the insanity defense for killing people. The divine particles spoke to […]

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