NPR—Magician Penn Jillette Says ‘God, No!’ To Religion

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Even if you believe in God, you might still be atheist. That's what Penn Jillette argues in his new book God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales.

The louder half of the magician duo Penn & Teller — of Showtime's Pen & Teller: Bull - - - - — frames his new book as the atheist's Ten Commandments. In it, he wanders from rants about the war on drugs to stories of eating shellfish and bacon cheeseburgers with Hasidic Jews....

Read or listen to it all.

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Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:04 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Charles52 wrote:

You may not have to be brave or smart to be an atheist, Jillette says, but you do have to be humble.

In what universe? 

Read a few comments under a Damien Thompson column on religion, or any relevant article in The Guardian.

August 26, 7:36 pm | [comment link]
2. guest wrote:

I actually appreciated his honesty. He did cut some slack for the sincerely religious and did not force his beliefs on them. He struck me as an atheist I could do business with and debate with.

August 27, 1:02 am | [comment link]
3. ComEd wrote:

“I actually appreciated his honesty. He did cut some slack for the sincerely religious and did not force his beliefs on them. He struck me as an atheist I could do business with and debate with.”

It is his determination… Living life with itself not forcing with…. Forcing is not the key of it also… Let them believe of what they believe into.

August 27, 5:50 am | [comment link]
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