Mukto-mona Rationalists' Corner

 

 
Dr Abraham T. Kovoor Aroj Ali Matubbar Prabir Ghosh

"I have never, in all my life, not for one moment, been tempted toward religion of any kind. The fact is that I feel no spiritual void. I have my philosophy of life, which does not include any aspect of the supernatural and which I find totally satisfying. I am, in short, a rationalist." -- Isaac Asimov

Rationalism: 

Rationalism is an attitude that accepts the primacy of reason and aims at establishing a system of philosophy and ethics verifiable by experience, independent of all arbitrary assumptions of authority.

Rationalists argue for a rational approach to human problems, suggest reasoned alternatives to religious dogmas, defend freedom of thought and civil liberties and strive for the secularization of politics, society and educational system. Rationalists counter superstition, aim to promote an open and just society, endorse scientific method and also recognize the importance of emotions and imagination.

 

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Rationalist Day Celebration: Submitted Articles ... [<---- Click Here]

Reflections on Mukto-Mona and Rationalism : By Aparthib Zaman

I have had the privilege of being an active member of Mukto-Mona since its inception about a year ago. My own association with it as a member was via rationalism, a philosophy I uphold as the guiding principle of my life and was also stated as an important ideal in Mukto-Mona's statement of purpose (Message #1). So on the occasion of the first anniversary of Mukto-Mona as a forum upholding rationalism, .... ....(Read more)

 

Scientific Mind and Building of a Society based on Science oriented thought : By Professor Ajoy K. Roy

Now a days we talk much of scientific mind or science oriented thought. In BTV for a long time in a particular program the comparer in his introductory remarks uttered with all sincerity that object of his program is to help building a society based on scientific mind  .... ....(Read more)

 

History of Science and Religion: By Syed Kamran mirza

Again and again Islamists are coming with the ‘cannons and guns’ of Islami Science, if there is such a thing in this world call ‘Religious Science.’ That is, blind-folded Muslims attempt to claim that: Islam brought science and modernity to this world.I am a small person in this vast scientific field, i.e.; I make my ends meet by providing scientific knowledge to my employer in an extremely narrow area. .... ....(Read more)

Religion, Science, and Maurice Bucaille by Syed Kamran Mirza 

How Neil Armstrong "became" a Muslim: By Syed Kamran Mirza 

Postmodernism, Hindu nationalism and `Vedic science' By Meera Nanda

 

 

 

An Indian Skeptic's explanation of miracles : By Yuktibaadi

Miracle is something done by supernatural powers. Mysteires are "natural phenomena" about which we do not know anything. But we have been believing "Mysteries" as miracles as we did not know what was behind them.. ....(Read more)

 

 

 

Articles on Rationalism:

Why I Am A Rationalist: by Bertrand Russell

A Rationalist Looks at Death and Dying: by Marjorie Mignacca 

Some Principles of Rationalism: by Marjorie Mignacca

 Hujoor Saidabadi: Montorey shontaan proshob [1] by Prabir Ghosh 

Hujoor Saidabadi: Montorey shontaan proshob [2] by Prabir Ghosh 

SATYA SAI BABA Retelling The Story by Babu R.R. Gogineni 

THE MIRACLE OF GANGA WATER by Dr Abraham Kovoor

Rebuttal : Lincoln and Kennedy: Bound by coincidence Mukto-mona

Claiming Allah in Science: Hijacking Mankind’s Real Glory?? by Jahed Ahmed 

Folklore in Qur’an-Who was Zul-Qarnain? by Syed Kamran Mirza

Quranic Contradictions, Inconsistencies and Errors. by Syed Kamran Mirza

The Gross Inanities In Islamic Myth! by Syed Kamran Mirza 

An Irreverent Look at Some of India's Most Revered Figures By Aparthib Zaman

 

 

 

 



The Miracles of Allah By Ali Sina (Article from FFI)
 


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  Islam is a religion bereft of commonsense that is utterly against reason. Logically challenged Muslims try to confirm their faith with fancies and puerile beliefs. Only a cursory look at what they regard as miracles reveals the deplorable intellectual bankruptcy of the benighted followers of Muhammad.   

 

 


A Refutation of the Design Argument for God By Aparthib

 

Postmodernism, Hindu nationalism and `Vedic science' By Meera Nanda

Remembering Aroj Ali Matubbor - excerpts and quotes By Aparthib Zaman

 

Mother Teresa on fire!

Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa: Revered by many
 

India has no reason to be grateful to Mother Teresa

"India, especially Calcutta, is seen as the main beneficiary of Mother Teresa's legendary 'good work' for the poor that made her the most famous Catholic of our times, a Nobel Peace Prize Winner and a living saint. Evaluating what she has actually done here, I think, India has no reason to be grateful to her", said Sanal Edamaruku, Secretary General of the Indian Rationalist Association and President of Rationalist International in a statement on the occasion of her beatification today. The statement continues:  . ... (Read more)

A protest from Mukto-mona on Teresa's Miracle (Bangla)

 

 

 

 

 

Yuktibaadi's column in Mukto-mona:

  Subject Name/Email Date
8345 [Irrational Belief series] Influence of the Idea of God on Human Tho Yuktibaadi Tue  10/29/2002
8333 [Irrational Belief series] Why Bad Beliefs Don't Die Yuktibaadi Sun  10/27/2002
8311 [Irrational Belief series] Seven-year-old boy sacrificed to goddess Yuktibaadi Fri  10/25/2002
8264 [Irrational Belief series] God did not cure cancer Yuktibaadi Wed  10/23/2002
8240 [Irrational Belief Series] MOTHER TERESA MIRACLE A ‘HOAX,' SAYS Yuktibaadi Tue  10/22/2002
8194 Prabir Ghosh challenges Mother Teresa's 'miracle' Yuktibaadi Sun  10/20/2002
8141 Science and Religion Yuktibaadi Tue  10/15/2002
8130 Should Skeptical Inquiry Be Applied to Religion? Yuktibaadi Mon  10/14/2002
8087 Fwd: Critical Eye on the Discovery Science Channel Yuktibaadi Sat  10/12/2002
7996 MODERN WORLD KILLS MAGIC OF UFOS Yuktibaadi Mon  10/7/2002
7734 Fox TV and the Apollo Moon Hoax Yuktibaadi Wed  9/18/2002
6412 Uri Geller - Fraud or psychic ? Yuktibaadi Fri  6/14/2002
5765 A Note from Yuktibaadi (5) : - Homeopathy Yuktibaadi Mon  5/6/2002
5642 A Note from Yuktibaadi (4) -Sai Baba Yuktibaadi Sat  4/27/2002
5633 A Note from Yuktibaadi (3) - FAKIR Yuktibaadi Fri  4/26/2002
5561 A note from Yuktibaadi (2) Yuktibaadi Mon  4/22/2002
5532 A note from Yuktibaadi Yuktibaadi Sat  4/20/2002

 

A Rational Human Being in Mukto-mona:

A rebuttal to Maj. Gen. Abdul Wahab’s article on the incredible Miraj journey

A rebuttal to “With a guide to Hajj” Part 1 

 

Rationalist International in Mukto-mona: 

INDIAN RATIONALISTS QUESTION MOTHER Teresa’s OVARIAN MIRACLE 

INDIA: SATI IS BACK! 

Nigeria: Flogging, amputations and more death-by-stoning sentences 

BLASPHEMY CASES IN PAKISTAN 

India: The truth about the Face-Scratcher 

A courageous atheist strikes back !

News: Zafran Bi Bi 

India: Gujarat riots - communalization of state

Farewell - Fairplay 

 

Rationalist's challenge

 Rationalist James Randi's One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge

Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal    

THE CHALLENGE OF DR. KOVOOR 

NZARH Offers "Sunshine" Guru $100,000 

Ali Sina's challenge on Scientific claim on Quran

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