Atheism in Hinduism: Atheists in India

Atheism is non-belief on God and Gods existence. In Hinduism, atheism is allowed and officially accepted by all Hindu organizations. Hinduism accepts atheists as Hindus even they dont believe God.

Commenting on ‘Atheist Bus Campaign led in UK, US, Canada and some other parts of Europe, Prakash Shesh, a management consultant, published a feature on Times of India.

Prakash Shesh for Times of India says –

Hinduism — the religion of a large majority of Indians — officially accepts that atheists can continue to be Hindus. India has produced many towering personalities who did not believe in God.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, despite his traditional upbringing, was an avowed nonbeliever. The Indian atheist list would include: Babasaheb Ambedkar, Veer Savarkar, Ram Manohar Lohia, Manavendranath Roy, Ramasamy Naicker (his protégés MG Ramachandran and Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi), Baba Amte and Khushwant Singh.

Atheism not only rejects faith in life after death, spirits and God, but is also severely critical of religious principles that do not stand the test of scientific scrutiny.

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