The Dangers of Scientism & the Social Justice Religion | Sohrab Ahmari | SPIRITUALITY | Rubin Report
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Sohrab Ahmari, the author of “The Unbroken Thread” about how public health authorities used scientism instead of science to push through their preferred policies, how logic and reason led him from atheism to evidence for God, and how the decline of religion has led to the rise of the secular religion of social justice. Sohrab first discusses his book “The Unbroken Thread” and the importance of tradition, ritual, and how to live a meaningful life. He explains why it is so vital for young people to have a sense of purpose. He warns against the mindset of politicians like AOC who use climate change to advocate for not bringing children into this world. He also discusses how the scientific method is amazing at understanding things in our universe, but that it is extremely limited for answering more philosophical questions. He explains how experts used scientism masquerading as science to justify their COVID pandemic related policy prescriptions. Sohrab talks about the existence of God and how one can use reason to answer the question “does God exist?” He discusses the importance of St. Thomas Aquinas and his 5 proofs of God. He also explains why some of the most brutal leaders and regimes like Joseph Stalin, North Korea, and Mao’s China have been atheistic in nature. Sohrab also describes how he went from being an atheist to finding reasons to believe. He also discusses the importance of observing the sabbath as a day of rest in the modern world and the benefits of a weekly digital detox. Sohrab explains the difference between religion and spirituality and the importance of having rituals be communal. He shares the story of Edith and Victor Turner who studied anthropology and focused on tribal rituals. Upon returning from their research they became Catholics after gaining a new appreciation for the importance of religious rituals and traditions. Sohrab warns that if God is not in the public square, new gods and perhaps a new religion will take its place. He discusses how social justice has gone through this transition by becoming a sort of progressive religion.
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