Vimoh Talks Podcast Episodes

Episodes that deal with religion and atheism in one way or another.
Religion And Atheism

Hijab, hypocrisy, and a Hindutva hijack

Feb. 12, 2022

Girls in some Indian schools are not being allowed to enter their classrooms because they are wearing Hijab. Some call it the "Hijab controversy". But it's not that. It's just another dangerous Hindutva diversion designed to…

Religion And Atheism

Is testimony evidence? Is dharma religion?

Jan. 27, 2022

This episode is about how sometimes religious people think testimony about supernatural claims is sufficient evidence. And about how they sometimes deflect genuine questions from atheists by changing the meanings of words.

Religion And Atheism Conversations

Indian atheist and Pakistani atheist talk about religion and culture

Jan. 22, 2022

Harris Sultan goes by Pakistani Mulhid on YouTube and dedicates his time to debunking dogma, fighting faith, and countering callous defences of religion. I sat down with him, in my capacity as an Indian atheist with far fewe…

Religion And Atheism

What if god was real?

Jan. 20, 2022

Let us assume, for argument's sake, that god is real and wonder what we might say to them if we ever meet them. Also in this episode, viewer questions and their answers.

Religion And Atheism

Religious brainwashing creates the illusion of natural identity

Jan. 15, 2022

We think our identities are natural and that conversion or leaving religion is an unnatural act that is brought about through brainwashing. But was the so-called natural religious identity not a product of brainwashing as we…

Religion And Atheism

We can't fight irrationality without fighting religion

Jan. 3, 2022

Many people, including many atheists, like to have a sterilized version of atheism around. They say the real fight is against irrationality and we should let religion be. I talk today, about why that is a misguided attempt a…

Religion And Atheism

You don't need permission to resist

Dec. 4, 2021

Oppressive systems don't always come in the form of sticks and stones and visible violence. They also come in the form of systems that place themselves in positions from which they give permission to break out. In truth, you…

Religion And Atheism

The universe is probably not a simulation

Nov. 15, 2021

The simulation theory is becoming part of popular culture and even atheists seem sometimes agree that it is likely. But there is danger inherent in the propagation of this idea because it is at least somewhat adjacent to the…

Religion And Atheism

Atheists cannot believe in Karma

Oct. 22, 2021

This episode is somewhat a continuation of the previous episode about my problems with the phrase Hindu Atheist. It delvs into how not believing in god doesn't matter if you believe in Karma, which is a similar alleged cosmi…

Religion And Atheism

Why I am not a Hindu Atheist

Oct. 20, 2021

This episode is about a label that is used often in the discourse about atheism in India. It's also about a bit of appropriation that happens.

Religion And Atheism

A response to Devdutt Pattanaik on Hindutva and Hinduism

Sept. 23, 2021

Mythologist and writer Devdutt Pattanaik recently gave an interview on Akash Banerjee's YouTube channel The Deshbhakt. In it, he made several comments that I felt oversimplified and misrepresented the truth about culture, re…

Religion And Atheism

The Indian Atheist problem

Aug. 14, 2021

The thing that has been on my mind for the last week has been being an Indian atheist and the complications that come with it because much of the impetus behind the modern atheism movement comes from Western atheism movement…

Religion And Atheism

On hurt religious sentiments

Jan. 4, 2021

Getting hurt is okay. You are human. You are religious. It is only natural that something someone said about your gods has caused you pain. But what is not okay? What are the limits of the redressal you seek? Because if ther…