Video Celebrating Indian Atheists
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As discussed on facebook and agreed upon elsewhere on the forums, we are making a video in celebration of reaching 1000 Indian Atheists on facebook, and 2 years of Nirmukta. In order to increase community participation in this project we are requesting all those interested to send us rare images of and pithy quotes by famous Indian Atheists. All contributors whose suggestions are are used in the video will be mentioned in the credits.

Please email the email the images and quotes to editor (at) nirmukta (dot) com, or share on this thread.

Thank you!
"Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian"
~ J.B.S.Haldane, on being asked to falsify evolution.
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I believe that religion is the greatest fraud played on mankind
- Kamal Hassan
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"Religion should be treated as personal as sex. People should consider the question 'What religion do you follow?' as awkward as 'How well did you fuck your wife last night?' " - Kamal Hassan
   
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"Religion merges into mysticism and metaphysics and philosophy. There have been great mystics, attractive figures, who cannot easily be disposed of as self-deluded fools. Yet, mysticism (in the narrow sense of the word) irritates me; it appears to be vague and soft and flabby, not a rigorous discipline of the mind but a surrender of mental faculties and living in a sea of emotional experience. The experience may lead occasionally to some insight into inner and less obvious processes, but it is also likely to lead to self-delusion." -- Autobiography (1936; 1949; 1958)


"Religion, is not familiar ground for me, and as I have grown older, I have definitely drifted away from it. I have something else in its place, something older than just intellect and reason, which gives me strength and hope. - Nehru wrote to Gandhi in 1933

   
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Wisdom lies in thinking. The spear-head of thinking is rationalism.

If god is the root cause for our degradation destroy that god.

E.V Ramasamy AKA Thanthai Periyar
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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar - Astrophysicist

A Nobel laureate in physics along with William Alfred Fowler for their work in the theoretical structure and evolution of stars
   
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Dr. Shriram Lagoo, Indian film and theatre actor and ENT surgeon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shriram_Lagoo

Dr. Lagoo, had written an article titled "Time to Retire God" which provoked hot discussions in the print media and other public platforms in India. This article was written as an introduction to a book on Dr. Abraham Kovoor. In this article Dr. Lagoo logically came to the conclusion that the concept of God is defunct.

Dr.Lagoo is actively associated with the Anti-Superstition movement in Maharashtra. He used to call god as another superstition and his lectures during the ANS programs used to go like this:[4]

“I do not believe in God and I feel it is now time to retire God. For the past five thousand years, there has been no proof of the existence of God and faith in a phenomenon, which cannot be proved scientifically, is nothing short of superstition. Many inhuman practices, atrocities and wars have taken place in the name of ‘God’. It is not only necessary, but also our duty to abolish the concept of God to end these consequences because it is a great injustice committed against humanity."

Photo courtesy: http://www.antisuperstion.org
Dr. Lagoo is on the extreme left.
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How do I add a photo here?
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(26-Sep-2010, 06:24 AM)Swati Wrote: How do I add a photo here?

Swati -

Step 1- Click on New Reply

Step 2- Scroll down and click Browse on New attachment field

Step 3 - Click Add attachment to the Right

Step 4 - Click Insert into Post

Step 5 Post reply
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(26-Sep-2010, 10:20 AM)Azad Wrote:
(26-Sep-2010, 06:24 AM)Swati Wrote: How do I add a photo here?

Swati -

Step 1- Click on New Reply

Step 2- Scroll down and click Browse on New attachment field

Step 3 - Click Add attachment to the Right

Step 4 - Click Insert into Post

Step 5 Post reply

I had already tried that but it was not showing up in the post. So, now I changed it from jpeg to gif.
Thanks Azad.
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This is an Interesting Video - love the way this chap presents with an amazing soundtrack

-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdVucvo-kDU

Note - The audio track is "IS this the real Thing" DJ Madson (HE says in his Tag) Punk This is one way in which we can present our video
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Innaiah Narisetti

http://innaiahn.tripod.com/hr.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innaiah_Narisetti

"Just as we all stand up against child marriage, because marriage is an institution meant for adults, and just as we do not let children participate in certain civic duties, such as voting, until they reach a certain age, the time has come to debate the participation of children in religious institutions."

Taken it from:
http://richarddawkins.net/articles/1230
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