The Rational Religion Show
Joe Rogan Burned for Instagram Post — But Is He RIGHT About Social Decay?

Joe Rogan Burned for Instagram Post — But Is He RIGHT About Social Decay?

January 1, 2022

Joe Rogan claimed we are in Kali Yuga, the 'Age of Conflict.' Turns out, he ain't wrong.

DUNE: What Islam-Inspired Sci-fi Movie Gets Right & Wrong!

DUNE: What Islam-Inspired Sci-fi Movie Gets Right & Wrong!

January 1, 2022

In Dune, the Fremen are clearly a Muslim people in the future. We explore how Islam influences Dune, and what it gets right and wrong in its concept of the Mahdi/Messiah. Minor spoilers ahead!

Did Carl Sagan Get it Wrong on God, Meaning of Life?

Did Carl Sagan Get it Wrong on God, Meaning of Life?

November 21, 2021

Carl Sagan was asked about whether humans matter if God doesn't exist. Does he answer it honestly, or... does he avoid it? Listen to find out. 

Debunking Ricky Gervais on God & Religion

Debunking Ricky Gervais on God & Religion

October 31, 2021

When Ricky met Stephen Colbert this time, sparks flew. We review the debate and show how Ricky gets both his science and religion wrong...

How Banks Took Over the World — Tarek El-Diwany — Bitcoin, Gold, Islamic Economics

How Banks Took Over the World — Tarek El-Diwany — Bitcoin, Gold, Islamic Economics

September 25, 2021

Fiat Currencies, Bitcoin, Gold and Islamic Finance discussed with Economics Expert & Financial Consultant, Tarek El-Diwany. Check out the YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pke8PLE9v7c

Responding to Comments & Questions From Our Viewers!

Responding to Comments & Questions From Our Viewers!

April 19, 2021

Want to hear a funny David Berlinski story? Listen to this! Also we explain what Ahmadi Muslims really believe, what salvation means in Islam, and discuss whether humans are still evolving... 

DARWIN’S RIVAL: Alfred Russel Wallace’s Fight for INTELLIGENT Evolution | Feat. Michael Flannery

DARWIN’S RIVAL: Alfred Russel Wallace’s Fight for INTELLIGENT Evolution | Feat. Michael Flannery

January 23, 2021

Professor Michael Flannery walks us through the rivalry between Darwin and Wallace. They both co-founded the modern theory of evolution. But soon, Wallace split with Darwin over the power of natural selection. For Wallace, evolution by natural selection was real; but its power was limited. It could not explain many aspects of the biological world, leading Wallace to believe that Divine Direction was needed to explain the course of life's evolution.

Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2wMh8IHK38&

Mindfulness: Fake Spirituality for a Capitalist World?

Mindfulness: Fake Spirituality for a Capitalist World?

December 16, 2020

Tahir and Umar are joined by Dr. Damir Rafi, the author of a blistering new critique of the Mindfulness movement. We discuss his experience with it, the origins of Buddhist meditation, the scientific evidence for mindfulness, and a bit of Russell Brand for good measure too. You can watch the video of this discussion via clips of this on our YouTube channel

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Gets Religion Seriously Wrong

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Gets Religion Seriously Wrong

November 29, 2020

Tahir and Umar have a good time taking on Neil DeGrasse Tyson's criticisms of religion - that a good God would not allow suffering, and that religion is not evidence-based. You can also watch this discussion on the Rational Religion YouTube channel. 

Systemic Racism — What People Keep Missing | The Rational Religion Show, Ep. 2

Systemic Racism — What People Keep Missing | The Rational Religion Show, Ep. 2

August 23, 2020

"End Systemic Racism!" But how? Is trying to fix cultural issues enough? How do we change the economic reality for people? And what is at the spiritual root of racism? Tahir & Umar Nasser, two Ahmadi Muslims, discuss the issues brought forward by Black Lives Matters and recent events in the USA.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/PvD-dsqWiVU

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