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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Yet, they’ll take tax dollars to stay at home rather than from him?

Some parts were vile. I picked this up because I love Penn and Tellers Bullshit, and feel very on about skepticism and atheism. There were parts I read out loud, they were that good. He’s quick to acknowledge when he’s wrong Disclaimer: Start reading God, No! You’re going to regale us once more with another illustrative tale of your drug-free Bohemianism? I’m already an atheist, so I knew Jillette would be preaching to the choir in my case.

The chapters are arranged in no particular order, but they seem to roughly alternate between articulate e PJ reveals himself as much more thoughtful than I would have expected, given his blowhard persona.

There were a few parts of this book I really enjoyed, but there was a lot more of the book that I didn’t like. Therefore, “safety in doubt” counters the dangers perpetrated by those celebrating beliefs as foundations for morality, and as jilletre for policy. I enjoyed the book and have been a fan of the author for a long time.

Penn relates his partner’s acceptance of what will happen to them, as they follow the show business arc someday, back to the humbler settings they left behind. These thoughts are interspersed with personal anecdotes about his outrageous adventures and escapades before and after becoming a celebrity, including sex while scuba-diving, relationships with strippers and a mishap involving a hair dryer and scorched genitals. Penn’s afterword asserts atheism against religious terror. I totally buy his arguments.


Or when he got his dick stuck in a hair dryer I think that’s what happened – I was still skimming. I was so embarrassed! As a family man and committed defender of commonsense over belief, he adds a thoughtful, and even touching, admission of how perhaps “The Penn Jileltte might translate into a secular version of life, albeit one penned by ranting, roaring “libertarian atheist”.

It may frustrate those looking for the calmer rebuttals of Harris, Dawkins, or Hitchens, Yet, for a presumably less patient if equally skeptical audience, God, No!: Return to Book Page.

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

Still, he recognizes ;enn he cares for those “bugnutty freaky whack jobs” who come up after shows to tell him they are praying for him. Jun 21, Nata rated it liked it Shelves: I’m now writing my own novel called “Santa Claus No! I jiillette enjoy Penn’s work and find the man to be quite talented and engaging in his work as a sceptic and libertarian but I just could not help to feel some what disappointed by this book.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I dig Penn a great deal, even though he doesn’t strike me as someone I’d enjoy spending any alone time jilletre. He was the only physicist I knew at the time. English Choose a language for shopping. It would mean that I know. Regardless, Penn is inspiring. One chapter is devoted to objectifying women, discussing how tits are awesome and detailing having sex while scuba diving with copious use of ijllette C-word, btw.

When you take something easy and safe and make it look difficult and jillettte, you are a cheesy circus act. He tells some funny stories, has some heartwarming messages and once in a while sparks of true and deep wisdom. His chapters, logically ten, enumerate through loosely if often so loose as to evade immediate recognition linked episodes from Penn’s encounters and experiences, illustrating how each of the Ten Commandments can be replaced by a secular suggestion.

He’s a snake and a cheat, but only when he feels the rules allow it. Please provide an email address.


The 80 Best Books of The authors’ whose works we share with you in PopMatters’ 80 Best Books of — from a couple of notable reissues to a number of excellent debuts — poignantly capture how the political is deeply personal, and the personal is undeniably, and beautifully, universal. I feel like I know more about him now, jillettf I don’t feel like I know him better, if you see what I mean.


I’m not even sure why he went this direction as he could have removed a very small amount of the book and sold it as “Penn’s thoughts and stupid human tricks. Very conversat If you know anything about Penn Jillette, you know what you’re letting yourself in for.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He also has a story about floating around naked in zero gravity while Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top played guitar. Pfnn 23, Kerrie rated it it was ok Shelves: But towards the end of the book he falls back on speaking in absolutes, as the vast majority of atheists I know always do.

He is also a fan of safe sex. Reality exists outside of humans. 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?

If every trace of any single religion were wiped out and nothing were passed on, i Great, assuming Penn is your type. I was definitely entertained by reading this book. Atheists don’t have all the answers, he writes, but they do have the humility to admit they don’t know how the world was created, where humans came from or many of life’s other mysteries. He talks about sex and his penis a lot. Review “Penn Jillette is a 21st-century Lordof Misrule: