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    • Identifying common enemies in religion and sportsA diverse group of individuals with different religious backgrounds discussed the importance of sports and identified common enemies, fostering understanding and respectful dialogue.

      Despite our diverse religious backgrounds, there are common enemies that we can identify and address. During this unique podcast, we gathered a group of individuals with different religious beliefs to discuss the importance of the NBA and the greatest players of all time. However, the conversation naturally led to a discussion about the differences and commonalities between Christianity and Islam, as well as the identification of common enemies. Daniel Hajjaj, a Sunni Muslim debater, Jake Brancatella, a Muslim metaphysician, Rashid, a Moroccan Christian convert, and Robert Spencer, an American author and commentator known for his writings on Islam, shared their backgrounds and perspectives. Despite our differences, we identified that there are greater challenges that we can tackle together, and the conversation provided a platform for understanding and respectful dialogue.

    • Personal stories of finding deep connection with IslamThree speakers shared their unique journeys to Islam, finding beauty in its call to prayer, appealing monotheism, and personal growth, while acknowledging the challenge of requiring faith without certainty.

      The speakers in this discussion shared their personal stories of how they came to have a deep connection with Islam. Robert's grandmother found the Islamic call to prayer to be the most beautiful sound she had ever heard, despite growing up in Turkey and eventually moving to the United States. Brother Rashid converted to Islam after comparing the lives of Jesus and Mohammed and facing rejection from his family. Jake was raised Catholic but found the Islamic belief in pure monotheism to be more appealing than the theology of his childhood religion. Daniel, whose parents were from Iran, became more religious and eventually converted to Sunni Islam while studying at Harvard, but faced challenges reconciling traditional Islam with modern liberal secularism. Despite their different backgrounds and experiences, they all found Islam to be a source of deep meaning and belief in their lives. The biggest challenge they mentioned with the religion was the requirement of faith, as none of us can be certain of the truth of our beliefs until after death.

    • Discussing the interpretation and application of religious tenetsFocus on the peaceful aspects of religion, not the criminal punishments and war theory, for a more productive dialogue. Clarify context and perspectives to avoid misunderstandings.

      While faith and religion can provide meaningful experiences and connections for individuals, there are significant differences and challenges when it comes to the interpretation and application of certain religious tenets, particularly in relation to violence and freedom of speech. The discussion highlighted the focus on the 5% of Islam that involves criminal punishments and war theory, rather than the 95% that revolves around worship, devotion, and loving one's neighbors. It also raised the question of whether the critique of Islam comes from a religious or secular perspective, and whether the same standards should be applied to all religions. Ultimately, it's essential to clarify the context and perspectives involved in such discussions to foster a more nuanced and productive dialogue.

    • Old Testament laws vs Islamic interpretationsWhile Old Testament laws against apostasy are not enforced, Islamic interpretations continue to influence terrorist groups, highlighting the importance of understanding interpretative traditions.

      While there are historical instances of Old Testament laws being applied to Christians and Jews, neither religion currently supports the enforcement of such laws, including the death penalty for apostasy. In contrast, many Muslims continue to interpret and enforce these passages in the Quran and Hadith, leading to the prevalence of Islamic terrorist groups. The discussion also touched upon the differing views on the inherent morality of putting an apostate to death, with the speaker expressing his belief that it is immoral, while the interviewee acknowledged not having given the question much thought. The speaker emphasized the importance of understanding these interpretative traditions and their impact on contemporary societies.

    • Islam and Christianity have contrasting views on apostasy and blasphemyIslam believes in the death penalty for apostasy, but modern Muslims do not execute this punishment. Christianity rejects capital punishment for apostasy due to the dignity of the human person.

      While both Islam and Christianity have laws regarding apostasy and blasphemy, the application and interpretation of these laws differ significantly between the two religions. In Islamic tradition, there is a belief that the punishment for apostasy is death, which is revealed by God in the Quran. However, the idea that individuals should execute this punishment is not the same as people in modern times believing they are the executors of Allah's wrath. In contrast, in Jewish and Christian traditions, the understanding of the dignity of the human person led to the rejection of capital punishment for apostasy. There is also a lack of data on the number of individuals who have been killed for converting from one religion to another. The guidelines of the Quran are based on the jurisdiction of the government, meaning the laws of the land should be followed. However, Islam is meant to be applied everywhere and every time, which is a significant difference from Christianity, where Jesus is believed to have stopped the application of Old Testament laws.

    • A debate on the threat of secular liberalism to MuslimsThe speakers disagreed on the implications of secular liberalism for Muslims, with one arguing it's an atheistic system imposed through colonialism and the other emphasizing common ground in opposing it. The conversation touched on the role of violence in Islam and the need for engagement with critics.

      The discussion revolved around the contrasting perspectives on morality and secularism between the speaker and Daniel. The speaker criticized secular liberalism, which he sees as an atheistic system imposed globally through colonialism and imperial wars, and argued that it poses a threat to Muslims. He claimed that critics of this system face persecution and even death threats. Daniel, on the other hand, agreed with the speaker that secular liberalism is evil but emphasized that they could find common ground in their opposition to it. The speaker also brought up the issue of violence in Islam and the need for Muslims to engage in "jihad" against apostates and non-praying Muslims. However, Daniel pointed out several inaccuracies in the speaker's statements and questioned the applicability of these beliefs in different contexts. The speaker responded by reiterating his criticism of secular liberalism and its impact on Muslims around the world. Overall, the conversation highlighted the complex and contentious issues surrounding religion, morality, and politics.

    • Islam's contradictory teachings of peace and violenceThe speaker critiques Islam's acceptance of violence against certain groups and women, citing personal experiences and Quranic passages, and calls for a reevaluation of these teachings.

      The speaker argues that while Islam may promote peace and worship, it also condones violence against certain groups, including Christians and Jews, and the treatment of women. He shares personal experiences of violence and oppression, and criticizes the Quran for permitting men to beat their wives. The speaker also criticizes Muhammad's actions, such as waging wars and taking women against their will. He contrasts Muhammad with Jesus, who never killed or waged war. The speaker believes that the Old Testament, which includes instructions to kill apostates, is still applicable in Islam, and that those who criticize Muhammad should be killed. The speaker calls for a reevaluation of these teachings and a departure from violence and oppression. The speaker's argument is not a simple comparison between two religions, but a call for a deeper understanding and reform within Islam.

    • Exploring the moral dilemmas faced by Christians and MuslimsBoth Christians and Muslims grapple with the application of moral principles from their religious texts and traditions in modern times, leading to debates about intolerance and tolerance.

      The consistency of one's faith as a Christian is being questioned based on the acceptance or rejection of certain moral practices and laws mentioned in the Bible and Christian tradition. If one condemns these practices as inherently immoral, it could lead to the rejection of the entire Bible. On the other hand, if one argues that God changed the law, the moral arguments against Islam lose their force. Christians must deal with the moral problems presented by the Old and New Testaments, which endorse slavery and violence, as well as the church tradition and canon law. Muslims, like Christians, believe in the coming of a violent Messiah. The issue lies in the selective adaptation of religious texts and traditions, with some arguing that certain practices are no longer applicable in modern times, while others insist on standing by revelation. The debate raises questions about intolerance and tolerance between the two faiths.

    • Exploring Christianity's evolving perspective on social issuesChristians must balance tolerance with core values, understand historical contexts, and engage in respectful dialogue to find common ground.

      The discussion revolves around the concept of tolerance within different religious communities, specifically focusing on Christianity and its evolving perspective on certain social issues. The speaker expresses concern about Christians becoming too tolerant and losing sight of their core values, while acknowledging that not all Christians hold the same beliefs. The speaker also emphasizes the importance of understanding the historical and cultural contexts of religious texts, such as the Bible, and the need to avoid flattening out complex religious traditions into rigid, inflexible doctrines. Instead, it's crucial to recognize the evolving nature of religious understanding and the role of human interpretation in shaping religious beliefs and practices. Ultimately, the conversation highlights the importance of engaging in open, respectful dialogue about religious differences and finding common ground based on shared values and principles.

    • Christian principles of human dignity and societal progressThe belief in human dignity rooted in Christianity has shaped societal norms and laws, including the abolition of slavery. However, some Christians argue that affirming a transgender identity goes against biblical teachings on male and female, creating a debate about the evolving nature of religious principles.

      The Christian principles of human dignity, as taught in the New Testament, have been instrumental in shaping societal norms and laws, including the abolition of slavery. This belief in the inherent worth and value of all human beings, rooted in the idea that we are all made in the image of God, has been a driving force for moral progress. However, when it comes to contemporary issues like transgender rights, some Christians argue that affirming a transgender identity is a rejection of the divine plan. They believe that the Bible's teachings on male and female being created in God's image are fundamental to human identity and dignity. This principle, they argue, cannot be amended or evolved. Some may see parallels with the concept of abrogation in Islam, where God's teachings are subject to change. However, in Christianity, Jesus is seen as having brought new teachings that superseded certain Old Testament laws. This ongoing debate highlights the importance of understanding the historical and theological contexts of religious texts and principles.

    • Religious texts and the killing of innocent peopleBoth Old and New Testaments have passages condoning killing, but all religions now agree it's wrong. Quran and Sunnah don't condone killing of women and children, and Islamic history supports this. Understand texts in context, not literally, and follow the golden rule.

      Both the Old Testament and the New Testament contain passages that order the killing of innocent people, which has caused controversy and different interpretations among Jews and Christians throughout history. They have evolved in their understanding of these passages and now unequivocally agree that killing innocent people is wrong. However, in contrast, the Quran and Sunnah do not condone the killing of women and children, and there is no record of such acts in Islamic history. The speaker emphasized that these religious texts should be understood in their historical and cultural contexts, and not taken literally without considering the evolving interpretations and teachings of these religions. The golden rule, "Do not do to people what you don't want them to do to you," was suggested as a guiding principle for ethical behavior.

    • Discussing the permissibility of killing women and children in war based on religious texts from Islam and ChristianityHistorical context is crucial in understanding religious texts regarding warfare and their modern application. Religion has a significant role in justifying war and conquest throughout history.

      The discussion revolved around the permissibility of killing women and children in war based on religious texts from Islam and Christianity. The Hadith from Sahih Muslim, specifically the text reported by Saab ibn Jathama, was discussed, which seems to give permission for the killing of women and children of polytheists during night raids. However, it was clarified that this text should be understood in the context of its historical circumstances and not applied to modern warfare. The Old Testament text from First Samuel 15:1-3, which orders the intentional killing of babies and infidels, was also brought up and contrasted with Islamic teachings. The debate highlighted the importance of understanding religious texts in their historical context and the application of religious principles in different times and circumstances. The overall discussion emphasized the role of religion in justifying war and conquest throughout history and the importance of defending traditional religious beliefs while living in a world of realpolitik.

    • Factors Beyond Economy Driving Muslim MigrationMuslims migrate to Christian nations for reasons beyond economic opportunities, including lack of freedom and human rights in many Muslim countries, erosion of traditional values, and global power imbalance.

      The reason for the disproportionate number of Muslims moving to Christian nations versus the reverse is primarily due to economic opportunities. However, there are other factors at play such as lack of freedom and human rights in many Muslim countries. The speakers shared personal experiences of living in Muslim nations and facing restrictions on their religious beliefs and freedoms. They argued that traditional societies, including Muslim ones, value family and community more than individualistic Western societies, but these values are being eroded due to political and cultural influences. The speakers called for resistance to these influences and preservation of traditional values. They also criticized the global power imbalance that forces traditional societies to conform to Western values or face consequences such as sanctions and bombings. The speakers emphasized that there is not a safe place for traditional religious people in the world today. While the economy plays a role in migration, it is not the only factor, and many Muslims leave Muslim countries for reasons beyond economic opportunities.

    • Living under Islamic law: Loss of personal freedoms and protectionsThe speaker discusses his experiences of persecution as a Christian convert in a Muslim country and explains that Islamic law punishes apostasy with the death penalty, limiting individual freedoms and protections.

      The speaker argues that while living under Islamic law, individuals do not have the same freedoms and protections as in the Western world. He shares personal experiences of persecution and discrimination as a convert from Islam to Christianity in a Muslim country. He also explains that the punishment for apostasy, or leaving the faith, is often the death penalty in Islamic law. The speaker believes this is a holdover from the idea that defection from the group threatens the group, and therefore, individuals face restrictions on their speech and actions. He uses the analogy of the mafia to illustrate this principle, but emphasizes that the problem with the mafia is criminal activity, not the principle itself. The speaker values the freedoms and protections of Western democracies and argues that they have led to significant advancements in areas such as women's rights, abolition of slavery, and freedom of speech and religion.

    • Religious growth strategies and demographic shiftsHigher birth rates and conversions are driving the growth of some religious groups, leading to concerns about demographic shifts and potential political power. It's crucial to approach this issue with sensitivity and respect for diverse perspectives, and for all communities to adapt and respond to these changes.

      The growth strategies of certain religious groups, such as Islam, are outpacing those of other religions, leading to concerns about demographic shifts and potential political power. This trend is driven by higher birth rates and conversions, which some argue could result in Muslim dominance in politics and governance. However, it's important to note that this is a purely business perspective, focusing on demographic trends and strategies for growth, rather than religious or moral arguments. From a religious standpoint, this issue raises complex and deeply held beliefs, and it's crucial to approach it with sensitivity and respect for diverse perspectives. Regardless of one's faith or beliefs, it's clear that demographic shifts are occurring, and it's essential for all communities to consider how they can adapt and respond to these changes. Ultimately, the challenge for all religious groups is to find ways to grow and thrive while respecting the rights and dignity of all individuals and promoting peace and understanding among different faiths and cultures.

    • The Growing Muslim Unity vs. Stagnating Christian EffortsMuslim communities are growing and uniting, while Christians are not keeping pace, potentially leading to Christians becoming a minority and facing discrimination. Christians need to recognize the importance of their faith and take action, such as having larger families and effective proselytizing efforts.

      While Muslim communities are growing and becoming more united in their faith, the Christian community is not matching their efforts. This disparity could lead to a future where Western countries resemble Muslim-majority nations, with Christians becoming a minority and facing discrimination. To prevent this, Christians need to recognize the importance of their faith and take action, such as having larger families and engaging in effective proselytizing efforts. It's also important to note that there is not complete unity within the Muslim community, with different sects and interpretations of Islam. However, the replacement rate in many Muslim countries is below the replacement level, and there is a significant number of people leaving Islam, which is often not accounted for in population statistics. Additionally, the version of Islam practiced in many Muslim countries may not align with the more extreme interpretations of the faith. Overall, it's crucial for Christians to understand the potential consequences of their current situation and take steps to strengthen their community and faith.

    • Exploring religious differences and similaritiesHistorically, religious conflicts have led to division and violence, but recognizing shared values and learning from each other's histories can foster understanding and peace.

      While there may be historical and theological differences between various religious groups, it is important to acknowledge and learn from the commonalities and shared values. The discussion highlighted the historical conflicts between Christianity's Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox sects, which led to significant violence and division. In contrast, Islam's Sunnis and Shias, despite their differences, agree on the belief in one God and the importance of the Quran. Furthermore, the critique of Islam's internal divisions was challenged with the reminder of historical conflicts within Christianity itself. The conversation also touched upon the importance of maintaining a consistent theology and the potential challenges to faith when beliefs evolve or change over time. Ultimately, the conversation emphasized the importance of recognizing the common ground and shared values among different religious groups to foster understanding and peace.

    • Comparing the consistency of Christian and Islamic teachingsChristianity's apostolic succession and bishops maintain a consistent interpretation of scriptures, while Islam's lack of a similar authority may lead to varied interpretations and disagreements. Christian converts are fewer but more committed, while Islamic population growth is driven by births rather than conversions.

      While both Christianity and Islam have a rich history and evolving understanding of their respective faiths, the perception of applicability and consistency of their teachings for modern times varies significantly. The speaker argued that Christianity, through its apostolic succession and the authority of bishops, maintains a consistent interpretation of its scriptures, while Islam, without a similar established authority, may lead to more varied interpretations and potential disagreements. Additionally, the speaker noted that while there are converts to Islam, the number is relatively small compared to the overall population growth, and many may leave the faith after further exploration. The speaker also challenged the notion that Christianity views the Old Testament as irrelevant or that anything goes, emphasizing the importance of adherence to established doctrine within both Catholicism and Protestantism.

    • Early Christian theologians' views on God and Jesus differed from the later Trinity doctrineThe development of the Trinity doctrine occurred in the 4th century, while early Christian theologians held differing views on God and Jesus.

      The early Christian theologians, such as Justin Martyr, held views on the nature of God and Jesus that differed from the later formulated doctrine of the Trinity. While these figures are revered in Christianity, their teachings should not be equated with modern theological understandings. The development of the doctrine of the Trinity occurred at the Council of Nicaea in the 4th century, and it was not a part of the theological discourse during the first three centuries of Christianity. The debate around LGBTQ issues in Christianity is a more recent development and cannot be compared to the historical evolution of the doctrine of the Trinity. The early church was grappling with understanding the nature of God becoming man, and there were various attempts to formulate this concept, some of which were erroneous. It's essential to recognize the historical context and development of Christian theology to understand its nuances.

    • Welcoming New Converts in Christianity and IslamBoth Christianity and Islam welcome individuals seeking conversion and spiritual growth, offering them a fresh start and a clean slate, regardless of past or current identity. The enemies of both faiths are spiritual and worldly forces that threaten freedom and individual choice.

      Regardless of one's past or current identity, both Christianity and Islam welcome individuals who seek to convert and find spiritual growth. Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender individual who went viral and caused controversy for Bud Light, is an example. If Mulvaney were to desire to convert to Christianity or Islam, both religions would welcome him with open arms, offering him a fresh start and a clean slate. The enemies of both faiths are not specific groups or individuals, but rather spiritual and worldly forces that threaten freedom and individual choice. For Christians, the enemy is anything that threatens personal freedom and the ability to choose one's faith. For Muslims, the spiritual enemies include Satan, the material world, and the ego. In the context of society, liberal secularism is seen as a major threat to traditional values and beliefs. Ultimately, both religions prioritize the worship of God and the pursuit of a righteous path.

    • Finding Common Ground on Climate, Health, and EducationDespite differences, Muslims and Christians can find common ground on issues like climate change, health care, and education. However, historical events and policies have led many Muslims to align with Democrats, and it's crucial for both parties to acknowledge and address Muslim concerns.

      While both Democrats and Republicans have their top issues for the 2024 election, there are areas where Muslims and Christians could potentially find common ground. These areas include climate change, health care, and education. However, historical events and policies have led many Muslims to align with the Democratic Party, particularly due to the aftermath of the Patriot Act and perceived anti-Muslim sentiment from the Republican Party. The left's stance on issues like race and criticism of Islam, portrayed as racism and bigotry, has also contributed to this alignment. It is essential for both parties to acknowledge and address the concerns of the Muslim community, and for Muslims to maintain their independence and not reflexively align with one party over the other. Ultimately, finding common ground and working towards solutions that benefit all communities is crucial for a united and inclusive society.

    • Controversy over reporting on crimes committed by MuslimsRobert Spencer, founder of Jihad Watch, faces accusations of racism for focusing on crimes by Muslims labeled as 'jihad activities'. Critics argue it's hate speech if applied to other groups. Spencer defends, stating he reports on crimes with Islamic justification, but past work with GOP administrations raises questions.

      Robert Spencer, the founder of Jihad Watch, has been accused of racism due to his focus on reporting crimes committed by Muslims and labeling them as "jihad activities." Critics argue that if he applied the same label to other religious or ethnic groups, it would be considered hate speech. Spencer defends his site by stating that he only reports on crimes that have justification in Islamic texts and teachings. However, his past involvement in counter-terrorism work with Republican administrations has been brought into question, with some accusing him of hypocrisy. The controversy surrounding Spencer reached new heights when it was revealed that the Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik cited Spencer's work as an influence. Despite Spencer's denial, the association has damaged his reputation and fueled accusations of hate mongering.

    • Ideologies of white supremacy and anti-immigration sentiment shared between Breivik and SpencerWhite supremacist and anti-immigration ideas, specifically targeting Muslim communities, can inspire violence even if not directly causing it. Spencer's assumption of Muslim involvement in crimes based on their name is a dangerous promotion of intolerance and fear towards certain communities.

      The ideology of white supremacy and anti-immigration sentiment, specifically targeting Muslim communities, was shared by both the terrorist Breivik and Robert Spencer, despite Spencer's denial. The issue is not that Spencer's ideas directly cause violence, but that they contribute to the same harmful narrative. An example of this is Spencer's quick assumption of Muslim involvement in crimes based on the perpetrator's name, even when proven incorrect. This behavior, rooted in racism, is a dangerous promotion of an ideology that can inspire violence. Despite their disagreements on specific religious interpretations, they share a common thread of intolerance and fear towards certain communities.

    • Traditional values and religious division between Christians and MuslimsHistorically, religious division has been exploited to keep Christians and Muslims separated, but recognizing and challenging these efforts can foster understanding and unity

      Traditional values, such as preserving marriage, chastity, modesty, and respecting parents, are shared values between traditional Christians and Muslims. However, there is a long-standing religious division between these two groups, with the Quran encouraging Muslims to consider Christians and Jews as enemies. This division has been exploited by those in power throughout history, and continues to be used to keep these groups divided. The importance of preserving traditional values and unity between these groups is crucial in the face of efforts to divide and conquer. The powers that be have historically used tactics such as surveillance and labeling certain beliefs as extremist to further this division. It is essential to recognize and challenge these efforts in order to foster understanding and unity between different religious and cultural groups.

    • Bringing Communities TogetherDespite differences in religion and beliefs, we can find common ground and unite by fostering respectful conversations and eliminating intolerance and hatred.

      Despite our differences in religion and beliefs, it's important for communities to come together and have respectful conversations. The analogy of the unification of the 5 mob families in New York can be applied to the idea of bringing different communities together to discuss their differences and find common ground. While we may have philosophical differences when it comes to religion and theology, there are other areas where we can agree, such as traditional values and the importance of family and children. It's crucial to remember that respect and understanding are key components of any productive conversation. The ultimate goal should be to find ways to unify and eliminate the bigger enemy, which is intolerance and hatred towards each other. By fostering relationships and open dialogue, we can turn potential enemies into allies.

    • A conversation between Robert Spencer and Rashid Rauf on interfaith dialogueTwo influential figures from different religious backgrounds discussed the importance of respectful and open interfaith dialogue, emphasizing the significance of fostering understanding and bridging divides.

      Robert Spencer and Rashid Rauf, two influential figures from different religious backgrounds, had a meaningful conversation about the importance of interfaith dialogue. They discussed the need for more in-depth discussions between individuals from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities. Spencer shared his work on his YouTube channel, Jihad Watch Video, where he covers the latest news with David Wood every Wednesday evening. He also mentioned his upcoming books, including a critical biography of Muhammad. Rauf highlighted his extensive online presence, including his website, Brother Rashid.com, YouTube channel, Brother Rashid TV, and his large following on Facebook. They both agreed on the importance of respectful and open dialogue and expressed their hope for future conversations. The conversation underscored the significance of interfaith dialogue in fostering understanding and bridging divides.

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    Debate Reaction, Trump Immunity, Pride Civil War & Jamie Foxx's Medical Mystery | PBD Podcast | Ep 432

    Debate Reaction, Trump Immunity, Pride Civil War & Jamie Foxx's Medical Mystery | PBD Podcast | Ep 432

    Patrick Bet-David, Vincent Oshana, Tom Ellsworth, and Adam Sosnick recap the Donald Trump vs Joe Biden CNN Debate, the Supreme Court's ruling on immunity, how Pride Madness is dividing America, and Jamie Foxx speaks out about the mysterious medical condition that almost killed him. Purchase the limited edition Stars & Stripes VT Collection: https://bit.ly/3z6VaLM Purchase the new "Angry Patriot" t-shirt for $34.99 at VTMerch.com: https://bit.ly/4c3WsW2 Purchase tickets to The Vault Conference 2024 featuring Patrick Bet-David & Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: https://bit.ly/3X1JBzm0h Connect one-on-one with the right expert for you on Minnect: https://bit.ly/3MC9IXE Connect with Patrick Bet-David on Minnect: https://bit.ly/3OoiGIC Connect with Tom Ellsworth on Minnect: https://bit.ly/3UgJjmR Connect with Vincent Oshana on Minnect: https://bit.ly/47TFCXq Connect with Adam Sosnick on Minnect: https://bit.ly/42mnnc4 Connect with Rob Garguilo on Minnect: https://bit.ly/426IG0R Purchase Patrick's new book "Choose Your Enemies Wisely": https://bit.ly/41bTtGD Register to win a Valuetainment Boss Set (valued at over $350): https://bit.ly/41PrSLW Get best-in-class business advice with Bet-David Consulting: https://bit.ly/40oUafz Visit VT.com for the latest news and insights from the world of politics, business and entertainment: https://bit.ly/472R3Mz Visit Valuetainment University for the best courses online for entrepreneurs: https://bit.ly/47gKVA0 Text “PODCAST” to 310-340-1132 to get the latest updates in real-time! Get PBD's Intro Song "Sweet Victory" by R-Mean: https://bit.ly/3T6HPdY SUBSCRIBE TO:  @VALUETAINMENT   @vtsoscast   @ValuetainmentComedy   @bizdocpodcast   @theunusualsuspectspodcast  Want to be clear on your next 5 business moves? https://bit.ly/3Qzrj3m Join the channel to get exclusive access to perks: https://bit.ly/3Q9rSQL Download the podcasts on all your favorite platforms https://bit.ly/3sFAW4N Patrick Bet-David is the founder and CEO of Valuetainment Media. He is the author of the #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller “Your Next Five Moves” (Simon & Schuster) and a father of 2 boys and 2 girls. He currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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    Trump vs Biden Debate Watch Party | PBD Podcast | Ep. 431

    Trump vs Biden Debate Watch Party | PBD Podcast | Ep. 431

    Patrick Bet-David, Vincent Oshana and Adam Sosnick host a watch party of the first 2024 Presidential Debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump! Register for PBD's FREE Webinar - AI Revolution: Adapt, Innovate, Dominate - Tuesday, July 30th @ 6PM ET: https://bit.ly/3VZpsZL Purchase the limited edition Stars & Stripes VT Collection: https://bit.ly/3z6VaLM Purchase the new "Angry Patriot" t-shirt for $34.99 at VTMerch.com: https://bit.ly/4c3WsW2 Purchase tickets to The Vault Conference 2024 featuring Patrick Bet-David & Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: https://bit.ly/3X1JBzm0h Connect one-on-one with the right expert for you on Minnect: https://bit.ly/3MC9IXE Connect with Patrick Bet-David on Minnect: https://bit.ly/3OoiGIC Connect with Vincent Oshana on Minnect: https://bit.ly/47TFCXq Connect with Adam Sosnick on Minnect: https://bit.ly/42mnnc4 Connect with Rob Garguilo on Minnect: https://bit.ly/426IG0R Purchase Patrick's new book "Choose Your Enemies Wisely": https://bit.ly/41bTtGD Register to win a Valuetainment Boss Set (valued at over $350): https://bit.ly/41PrSLW Get best-in-class business advice with Bet-David Consulting: https://bit.ly/40oUafz Visit VT.com for the latest news and insights from the world of politics, business and entertainment: https://bit.ly/472R3Mz Visit Valuetainment University for the best courses online for entrepreneurs: https://bit.ly/47gKVA0 Text “PODCAST” to 310-340-1132 to get the latest updates in real-time! Get PBD's Intro Song "Sweet Victory" by R-Mean: https://bit.ly/3T6HPdY SUBSCRIBE TO: https://www.youtube.com/VALUETAINMENT https://www.youtube.com/vtsoscast https://www.youtube.com/ValuetainmentComedy https://www.youtube.com/bizdocpodcast https://www.youtube.com/theunusualsuspectspodcast Want to be clear on your next 5 business moves? https://bit.ly/3Qzrj3m Join the channel to get exclusive access to perks: https://bit.ly/3Q9rSQL Download the podcasts on all your favorite platforms https://bit.ly/3sFAW4N Patrick Bet-David is the founder and CEO of Valuetainment Media. He is the author of the #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller “Your Next Five Moves” (Simon & Schuster) and a father of 2 boys and 2 girls. He currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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    Assange Plea Deal, RFK Misses Debate Stage & Andrew Cuomo Defends Trump | PBD Podcast | Ep. 430

    Assange Plea Deal, RFK Misses Debate Stage & Andrew Cuomo Defends Trump | PBD Podcast | Ep. 430

    Patrick Bet-David, Vincent Oshana, Tom Ellsworth, and Adam Sosnick cover Julian Assange's plea deal, RFK Jr. missing the debate stage, California schools prioritizing sex ed over reading, and Andrew Cuomo coming to Donald Trump's defense!


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    "They'll Erase You" - Super Elites, Invention Secrecy Act, Tesla, UFOs | Dr. Steven Greer | PBD Podcast Ep. 429

    "They'll Erase You" - Super Elites, Invention Secrecy Act, Tesla, UFOs | Dr. Steven Greer | PBD Podcast Ep. 429

    Dr. Steven Greer returns for a second sit-down with Patrick Bet-David, and you won't want to miss it! This episode of the PBD podcast features one of the wildest conversations yet, covering government conspiracies, whistleblowers, aliens, secret patents, teleportation, Nikola Tesla, and more. Tune in for an unforgettable discussion!

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    “A Gallon of Vodka a Day” - Hunter Biden’s Baby Mother TELLS ALL | Lunden Roberts | PBD #428

    “A Gallon of Vodka a Day” - Hunter Biden’s Baby Mother TELLS ALL | Lunden Roberts | PBD #428

    Lunden Roberts, a native of Batesville, Arkansas, gained public attention for her role as the mother of Hunter Biden's daughter, Navy Joan Roberts. She met Hunter while working as a dancer in Washington D.C. and later pursued legal action for child support. Lunden, a former basketball player and student of forensic investigation, is now engaged to MMA fighter Princeton Foster and has written a tell-all book about her experiences with Hunter Biden.


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    201. Islam, Christ, and Liberty | Mustafa Akyol

    201. Islam, Christ, and Liberty | Mustafa Akyol

    This episode was recorded on October 18th, 2021.


    Mustafa Akyol joins me to discuss Muslim history and tradition. We touch on subjects like Jesus Christ from a Christian and Muslim perspective, the Virgin Mary's role in the Quran, separation of church and state as an ideology, the dangers of literalism when facing religious texts, and much more.


    Mustafa Akyol is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, where he focuses on the intersection of public policy, Islam, and modernity. He's contributed as an opinion writer for the New York Times since 2013, covering politics and religion in the Muslim world.


    Published by W. W. Norton, his 2011 book, "Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty," presents a strong argument for Islamic liberalism. The book was long-listed for the Lionel Gelber Prize for best nonfiction book. It was also praised by The Financial Times as "a forthright and elegant Muslim defense of freedom." His other books include "Reopening Muslim Minds" and "The Islamic Jesus."


    Find Mustafa's most important book, "Reopening Muslim Minds," here

    https://amazon.com/Reopening-Muslim-Minds-Freedom-Tolerance


    His book "The Islamic Jesus," discussed in this episode, is at

    https://amazon.com/Islamic-Jesus-Became-Prophet-Muslims


    Find a free PDF of his book "Why, As a Muslim, I Defend Liberty" at

    https://libertarianism.org/books/why-muslim-i-defend-liberty


    Or visit his page at the Cato Institute:

    https://cato.org/people/mustafa-akyol

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    [00:00] Introduction

    [02:47] Regarding the separation of church and state, what do Christians and Muslims have in common?

    [10:36] What are some similarities between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?

    [11:05] "I see the world's history, and I see a Judeo-Christian/Islamic history because it's all Abrahamic monotheism starting at Judaism." Mustafa Akyol

    [11:46] What the Three Abrahamic religions have in common—monotheism, rooting in the same tradition; and strange insistence on a book as the bedrock of culture

    [12:45] Unique ideas of religious and societal tolerance through different ages in history

    [21:10] The connection Jesus and Islam

    [28:45] What is the totalitarian impulse?

    [29:30] "I think it is an understatement of the severity of the totalitarian problem to attribute it merely to the religious." - Jordan Peterson

    [31:27] Critiquing the inevitable flaws of the purely secular state. The benefits of a higher law on the unification of people and not deifying human rulers

    [34:59] "There is another value in Sharia law—[it] was separate from the rulers, even above the rulers." - Mustafa Akyol

    [39:35] Briefly touching on the ruling class in Saudi Arabia. A brief history of the Wahhabi's rise to power, and how a group of extreme thinkers gained more power than would have been naturally possible

    [45:36] Bad Ideas from the West are, in fact, devastating

    [48:45] A modern Muslim's take on religion, power, and the birth of Islam with the prophet Muhammad

    [55:15] "The whole thorny moral problem of what to do when you are being oppressed is not something let's say as a species we have figured out." - JBP

    [01:18:51] "The inherent problem with literalism in interpretation. The perspective of the reader creates so much of the truth in this model that they can then impose on the world around them." - JBP

    [01:26:20] Regarding reason and Sharia law, one group has said that Sharia indicates what's inherently right and wrong in the world. Another group, that it only creates that difference through the imposition

    [01:27:01] Mary's role in the Quran and Islamic tradition

    [01:31:29] The influence of gnostic Christian gospels on Muhammad in Mustafa's opinion. The odd state of the Jewish Christians who were accepted by neither side

    [01:35:16] Final questions on Jesus Christ from Christian and Muslim perspectives

    [01:43:35] Wrapping up

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    Living Harmoniously in an Interfaith World: A Muslim Contribution

    Living Harmoniously in an Interfaith World: A Muslim Contribution
    On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Rumi Forum and its’ key partners, George Washington University Interfaith Council, United Nations Association-National Capital Area, and Twelve Gates Foundation, celebrated the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week with a panel discussion about “Living Harmoniously in an Interfaith World: A Muslim Contribution”.
     
    A world of interfaith harmony will not be achieved by religious organizations agreeing on theology. Each faith tradition has its own unique teachings and traditions, and each individual is unique in their own personal understanding of the truth. A durable peace among the diverse peoples of the world will be achieved when individuals become mature in their faith and learn to embrace those from other traditions as fellows of the human family.
     
    The purpose of this program, then, was to raise awareness of the theological and spiritual resources that empower a life of faith in harmony with a world of diverse beliefs and practices and to encourage the development and dissemination of these resources within each faith tradition as a way to elevate the minds, hearts, and actions of people everywhere. In this program, we invited a Muslim scholar, Dr. Y. Alp Aslandogan, to present the basis for his faith`s contribution to the creation of a peaceful world of interfaith harmony.
     
    Speaker:
    Dr. Y. Alp Aslandogan is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Shared Values. Prior to his current position, Dr. Aslandogan served as the board president of the Institute of Interfaith Dialog in Houston, Texas. In that role, he oversaw the organization of academic as well as grassroots activities of the Institute around topics such as shared values of humanity, social cognition and conflicts, the art of living together, foundations and methodology of interfaith and intercultural dialogue, and the role of faithful citizens in a democracy. He recently co-authored a book entitled “The Messenger: Prophet Muhammad and His Life of Compassion” and co-edited a book entitled “Muslim Citizens of the Globalized World”.
     
    Dr. Aslandogan is an author and an editor of the Fountain magazine, and a board member of the Journal of Interreligious Dialogue. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and served as a faculty member at the University of Texas at Arlington, and Prairie View A&M University.