A scathingly funny reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments from the larger, louder half of world-famous magic duo Penn and Teller reveals an atheist’s. God, No! by Penn Jillette – The New York Times bestselling reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments from the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic. 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.
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Penn comes across as a completely honest asshole, and I think he’d be happy to read me use that description.
How do you figure that? All these books have an irreverent tone that is similar to the book reviewed. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! You don’t have to force schools to say there’s no god, but you have to say it yourself. It just came off tod mysogynistic and empty.
All the same, Penn insists that faith wastes time, holds up the potential progress of science and love, and gives aid to “dangerous extremism”. Penn tells “Moishe”‘s secular journey with insight as well as raunchiness. In it, he wanders from rants about the war on drugs to stories of eating shellfish and bacon cheeseburgers with Hasidic Jews. The book concludes with two short vignettes, perhaps to help ease our mental images after that previous anecdote.
Whittled down, this would make for a very entertaining booklet. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Penn needed more space to explore his notions from Max Weber “that the state has a monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force.
If so, he fails utterly.
You think science can figure out everything? Faith, by contrast, can never be proven.
It’s 24 dollars of toilet paper to me. He jiplette brags about threatening a female social worker. Democracy without respect for individual rights sucks. Penn threatens her with physical violence and beams over the outcome. Atheism, he tells, comforted him when his parents and sister died, for he knew that their pain had ended, and that their ends were not part of a cruel god’s “plan”. I ripped through this hysterical book in just a day or so mostly because I couldn’t put it down.
He was the only physicist I knew at the time. Thus, we hear of his adventures with ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons on a so-called “vomit comet,” an aircraft flight that provides weightlessness for approximately 30 second periods, or his trip to a gay bathhouse in San Francisco.
This segues jillettw his disdain for the wishy-washy agnostic, even if Penn agrees that admitting one’s uncertainty remains the best one can do in a wonderfully vast universe.
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I only have one real beef with this book, and that’s the author’s riff on agnosticism. Penm isn’t–couldn’t be–better not be–anybody like him. But he makes it clear he has never had alcohol or recreational drugs, which I think is very impressive.
If you know anything about Penn Jillette, you know what you’re letting yourself in for. One might argue that he’s a comedian, and he’s simply trying to be funny in the manner of Jonathan Swift.
The stories are hilarious, crude yet never malicious. Being proud of some imaginary group you were born into seems insane and wrong”.
GOD, NO! by Penn Jillette | Kirkus Reviews
A supremely moving story about the death jillettw his mother provides an insight into a secular ceremony to replace a funeral service. Not much offends me, although I personally couldn’t write a book like this. Overall Penn seems to know he’s preaching to the choir so to speak, and probably the people most likely to buy his book are already Atheists.
I think it’s supposed to have a theme. Did you know Penn dated a supermodel who is amazing looking and is a freak in the sack? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Way too much information.