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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Sep 16, Tom rated it it was ok Shelves: The 60 Best Songs of playlist Mixed Media. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. This was more personal and showed more of the person behind the act, and he seems to be a person it would be a lot of fun to hang around with, even if that did occasionally involve telling him he was being a jerk.
Jul 29, Tim rated it liked it Shelves: Read more Read less. If you’re not doing that every chance you get, then the other side will win.
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When you take something easy and safe and make it look difficult and death-defying, you are a cheesy circus act. It is not coming out of Christianity. He tells some funny stories, has some heartwarming messages and once in a while sparks of true and deep wisdom.
Aug 02, Theresa Miller rated it it was ok Shelves: Also, a lot of stories about women he slept with, and a lot about his career. At parts I even laughed out loud, literally, which is rare for me in a book.
I wish I could run it through Babelfish or something to filter out his imagined cleverness and insecure self-congratulatory crap. Set up a giveaway.
Some of the stories have nothing to do with atheism directly, but they will give you a feel for how one goofy atheist lives his life in turn-of-the-century America. Interesting insight about Nixon and I mean interesting. Feb 17, Kelly added it.
Magician Penn Jillette Says ‘God, No!’ To Religion
There is no humility. Penn wryly tells how evangelical Christians took his video blog encouragement of proselytizing for rationalism in the “marketplace of ideas”, as if he were condoning preaching the Word. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.
I just think that maybe his advice isn’t as helpful to the average quiet Atheist. I find that they really are good moral people. For someone who relishes pointing out logical fallacies, he certainly clings to fallacies and stereotypes heavily himself. Thanks for telling us about the problem. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt. Penn tells “Moishe”‘s secular journey with insight peenn well as raunchiness.
Traits which I was unaware of as he had always been self packaged quite well. All in all, I enjoyed this one.
He is better at speaking off the top of his head after a couple of drinks than I am at remembering his brilliance later while referencing notes. Jun 04, Brian rated it did not like it. There’s a couple more really good stories in here, a lot of filler, and some frothing at the mouth bat-shittery.
Penn lenn more space to explore his notions from Max Weber “that the state has a monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force.
God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
Instead I was met with an at times ugly mastubatory celebration of some of Penn’s nastier traits. I no longer care. It was very graphic. I enjoyed the book and have been a fan of the author for a long time. A few things he noo stuck with me in this meandering collection of the most offensive words in the English language: The insights into the magic industry something I know jackshit about, as Penn would say were very interesting.
View all 12 comments. He tells some funny stories, has som I love Penn Jillette, Jillethe think he’s one of the smartest and most honest entertainers performing today. But that’s it for me. It’s mostly outlandish and questionable stories about his sexual life that you have to challenge he makes himself seem like an ’80 tommy leehis non-stop Let me start by saying Hod was a more of a godd then hater before the book, now I’m about even.
Oh well- doesn’t seem like a big loss. He’s an atheist libertarian peace-loving hippy who is a boisterous, obnoxious asshole and isn’t afraid to tell you when he thinks you’re wrong, no matter what it’s about. There Is No God Nov.
God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales by Penn Jillette
Review “Penn Jillette is a 21st-century Lordof Misrule: He’s a snake and a cheat, but only when he feels the rules allow it. I’m now writing my own novel called “Santa Claus No!
Oh, and he mentions something about atheism, but thats not the point here. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
He uses some choice profanities to describe the Far Right as well, but his contempt for the left is far more lovingly nurtured in his words here. My own strongest reaction to the book was a desire to read more about and preferably by his partner Teller. Penn dashes about and harangues plenty in this brisk book, and it is likely few readers will come to this impassioned, ornery, profane screed without knowing its larger-than-life author’s persona.
This page-book is composed of an introduction, the Ten Commandments and an afterword.