Penn Jillette and God - If you are devoted to any religion, even in a small way, you will surely be provoked by Penn Jillette's (of Penn and Teller) essay for the NPR program, This I believe.
But even if you have agnostic or atheistic tendencies, you will probably still be provoked. Let's face it. Penn Jillette is a provoking guy with a lot to say. Here are some excerpts from his essay There Is No God...
Penn Believes There Is No God
Yet the easy part can be so hard for those steeped in an upbringing of adopted beliefs.
How Do His Beliefs Impact His Life?
Can Penn Be Forgiven?
What About All the Suffering in This World?
What Is Penn Really Saying?
With this essay Penn declares that, just because you believe there is no God, doesn't mean you're a self-indulgent anarchist. Belief in God and religion have motivated humankind to do awful things. Same goes with the opposite belief. Penn is simply explaining how his beliefs have informed his life in positive ways. Atheists are not awful. Neither are devout believers. The important point is that we listen to each. As Penn puts it, "Believing there is no God lets me be proven wrong and that's always fun. It means I'm learning something."
Do read (or listen) to the full essay. You will not be bored.
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