The Rational Religion Show tackles big questions with a light touch. Brothers Tahir & Umar Nasser, two British doctors, have fun looking at politics and culture through the lens of Ahmadiyya Islam.
How Banks Took Over the World — Tarek El-Diwany — Bitcoin, Gold, Islamic Economics
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!
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
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?
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
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
"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