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Penn Jillette, half of Penn & Teller, host of the podcast Penn's Sunday School, and author of Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!, gives his own highly personal account of all the benefits of being an atheist.
I slept in & missed this !I would love to be able to listen to this without waiting up for the midnight recast... but I will if I have to...
I appreciate that Mr. Jillette is promoting his views on atheism w/out being disdainful toward people who do believe in God. Seems like a change from his earlier book, "God, No!"
Mr. Jillette's argument seems to be that 'no one knows or has all knowledge', 'no one knows for sure'. That's Socrates' conclusion using reason: we don't know. But what if God has revealed himself to us? If so, then we can be sure of what has been revealed.
About God's goodness: goodness here is an attribute and goes farther than just keeping moral norms.
The Law is written on our hearts by God, so it's there even if you don't believe in God.
I'm interested in how he does his magic tricks; I'm not at all interested in his opinion about God. (And there always seemed something vaguely menacing about his magic show.)
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