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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As such, the author creates his own atheist-libertarian manifesto aimed to disgust and enrage any God-loving churchgoer who dares to peruse even a few pages. About 20 percent or more ji,lette this book has nothing to do with atheism or religion, they are just funny stories from his past.

Some very interesting insight about Penn Jillette. If by chance you are, or think like, a hormonal fourteen year old boy, feel free to disregard this recommendation–but read those other folks, too.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This is not a book about atheism, but rather a sort of snip and paste of stories penn likes to boast about.

I love listening to him talk because he is captivating, entertaining, intelligent, and hilarious. If you can put up with some crudeness this book is an entertaining treat. That being said, Penn Jillete has an eye for a humorous line, and it doesn’t get much funnier than his thoughts on the power or impotence of religion. If every trace of any single religion were wiped out and nothing were passed on, it would never be created exactly that way again.

The second half is better–the ‘Afterword’ is very much worth reading–but still there’s far too much recourse to too vulgar imagery. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I really wanted to love this book.

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

Their writings may tend toward the less visceral–but at least you won’t get your metaphorical face rubbed in metaphorical body fluids. He integrates the story of his parents’ respective slowdowns and deaths carefully, and this wide-ranging, well-told chapter shows Penn’s reflective side alongside his usual bluffing and boasting. The 70 Best Albums of Clearly he doesn’t have anyone close to him putting pressure pdnn act like a normal human being nor will his children ever live with the pressures that other, non mega-star children will have with Atheist parents and a stupid name.


I would maybe have faith that this force in the universe is for good. In some of his anecdotes he shares he seems more egotistical and self serving. And we overlap on everything, and they don’t seem to be the jo of people that are waiting to hear voices to tell them what to do.

Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. And his new book, God, No!: On stage, he has Teller to rein him in, with this book, nobody was willing to step up and go ‘Penn, if you happen to see the point of this story, could you try and grab it and stay with it for a page? For me, there’s nothing eye-opening here. I’m not even sure why he went this direction as he could have removed a very penj amount of the book and sold it as “Penn’s thoughts and stupid human tricks.

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The conversation would have to go like this: For a principled libertarian, mises. There’s one about a bet he made about whether or not he could ejaculate inside his girlfriend while they were both scuba diving. I have little respect for those who deny jil,ette their right to believe or not to believe as they see fit.

My own strongest reaction to the book was a desire to read more about and preferably by his partner Teller. However, Jillette’s incessant verbal diarrhea almost ruined the book, and certainly destroyed any possibility that I would suggest it to any theists.

I took off a star because the book really doesn’t match the title. Swift brought a white hot focus on the problems he was mocking with his words. Feb 17, Jiklette added it.

Inthe music world saw amazing reissues spanning rock titans to indie upstarts and electronic to pop of all stripes. Well written, fascinating and even uncomfortable to read at times, but Penn is never God, No! If you change what the word means, you jillettr get me to say I believe in it. Anyone who believes otherwise, or has that doubt that Penn was so slavishly appealing to at the start of this book, is just plain old wrong.


You love your family and take care of the people around you that you love, pen if you’re a good person you’ll extend that to others.

God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales by Penn Jillette

Readers who are easily offended, or more importantly who do not enjoy being offended, may find it rough going. When you take something easy and safe and make it look difficult and death-defying, you are a cheesy circus act.

In summary, this is an irreverent book at its heart and it doesn’t apologize for it. A visit along with another straight man to a gay bathhouse in San Francisco is told with wit and verve, and his attempts to have sex while scuba diving follow in unpredictable spirit. It is what it is.

It is someone who is But at its contemplative moments, this narrative incorporates Penn’s humanist pride in one’s own accomplishments, free of divine intervention or religious subservience. Price may vary by retailer. You have to be honest. Penn Jillette has been a hero of mine for years.

‘God, No!’ Penn Suggestions, Not Ten Commandments

Sign up and get a free eBook! This was one of the most offensive and obscene books I have ever read.

If anything, I identify more as a Vod than as a Christian, and I’m more likely to defend that than Christianity or a general belief in God.