He’s a committed atheist who says reading the Bible is the best way to become a committed atheist.
He’s a magician. Call it a personal shortcoming on my part, but I find magicians annoying, even though I appreciate illusion.
He has a propensity towards being quite the angry potty mouth.
Penn Jillette and I disagree on many things. I should dislike him on principle.
And I’ve tried. But I can’t.
Because he respects my right to believe that he has it all wrong, and he encourages me to do a better job of being a Christian:
And he’s proven to me that a person can be godless and still be moral and attempt to live right:
In short, Penn Jillette is a better person than me. And if everyone was, as he believes, basically good, then we would have no need for God or Jesus.
But that’s a HUGE if, because I believe that people are not basically good.
And I only need turn on the news to confirm this. Or better yet, simply look into my own heart.
Still, I cannot and will not dismiss him simply because he doesn’t believe as I do. While I may not appreciate his views, I greatly appreciate how well he articulates them.
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