Natarajan Shanker
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayne Jan 1, 2011. 17 Replies

Hello all. I am Natarajan (a.k.a Raju), an atheist from Chennai, India. Most of my family know that I am atheist, and they usually avoid discussing religion with me. I too avoid the topic, so no one…Continue

 

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Natarajan Shanker replied to Professor Tanhauser's discussion 'Are conservatives sociopathic? Maybe...'
"The link doesn't work for some reason. Found it by googling, it is accessible here: http://tinyurl.com/3nosydm "
Apr 24, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to Sophie's discussion 'Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?'
"You made me hungry man!"
Apr 22, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to Sophie's discussion 'Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?'
"Actually, I haven't met too many vegetarians who act superior. It is the non-vegetarians who try to act superior, in my experience."
Apr 22, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to Sophie's discussion 'Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?'
"Morality is also learned, isn't it? I am not suggesting a direct correlation between morality and disgust, but isn't disgust often used as a strong deterrent to discourage people from indulging in a behavior which a system of…"
Apr 22, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to Sophie's discussion 'Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?'
"Dont mean to hijack the discussion, but I did notice a lot of people are curious about what consists of "vegetarian" food.  To bust a myth, vegetarian does not mean just vegetables.   There are two types of food - staple and…"
Apr 22, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to Sophie's discussion 'Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?'
"By that definition, avoiding eating human flesh is also just being picky.  "
Apr 22, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to Bryan B's discussion 'Should I stop bashing religion on facebook if asked by my karate instructor?'
"Remove your karate school - stuff from your facebook. Really, its what I would do. Its YOUR profile, not YMCA's profile - isn't it? Your thoughts and ideas don't represent your group's. So your group has no business telling you…"
Apr 21, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to IEatDinosaurMeat's discussion 'Religion and violence'
"I'm wondering what I can do to do SOMETHING against the ear-piercing child abuse that happens everywhere in India. I mean, everyone does it, every single Hindu family does it to every single girl child. So much so that when you suggest it is…"
Apr 21, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to John G.'s discussion 'The 'dream content' argument.'
"The main difference between knowing you had a dream and knowing "god", is that in the latter case you're lying, and in the former case you're not. The other difference is that my dream is my own. I do not expect YOU to believe…"
Apr 21, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to Sophie's discussion 'Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?'
"No, I'm not very fond of tomatoes. But if it were mangoes it would have that effect, yes."
Apr 21, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to Sophie's discussion 'Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?'
"By the way, I think this ties in nicely with the other topic about disgust as a psychological factor that influences notions of morality. In the case of meat, I wonder which one came first and created the other - the disgust or the…"
Apr 21, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to Sophie's discussion 'Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?'
"Well it is  rational if you really have a preference in terms of taste. But, many people have no idea what cat or dog tastes like, but they are like "yuck" at the idea of eating dog or cat.   A couple of days back we were driving…"
Apr 21, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to Sophie's discussion 'Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?'
"A lot of here people assume that the only reason for being a vegetarian is the "moral" aspect. As a vegetarian, and being close to many vegetarians, I can say that is not so. It is the disgust.   Its kinda like this: Some…"
Apr 21, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to idcollapse Ra's discussion 'You are stronger without god'
"First, it made me a more responsible person. The idea of not having anyone to "forgive" me except myself, made me more aware of the fact that my actions and possibly their effects are irreversible. The moral standards shifted focus…"
Feb 19, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to Sophie's discussion 'Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?'
"What exactly is lab-grown meat? Is it not really meat?"
Feb 15, 2011
Natarajan Shanker replied to Hilde Olaussen's discussion 'Offending friends'
"It depends. Most of the time among my friends the topic doesn't come up, but sometimes it does, for example someone says "let us all go to the temple" and I say "no, let's go to a bar, its more fun" and someone quickly…"
Jan 26, 2011

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Atheist
About Me:
Cynical guy
Age
25-30
Why are you here?
To talk
The religion you left
Hinduism
Why you left your religion.
because there seems to be no reason to believe in god
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