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 with Penn’s family, here he shows his ability to let down his carny patter and reveals in his admiration for what some folks can come up with while under pressure.

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

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. 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 experience in the world: I’m already an atheist, so I knew Jillette would be preaching to the choir in my case.

As a book on general atheism, I would not recommend it at all. Be ready to be entertained. Atheism, he tells, comforted him when his parents and sister died, for he knew that their pain had ended, and that their ends were not part of a cruel god’s “plan”. Matthew Passion about Christianity, that he would have still written the most beautiful music on the planet for some other ideal.


Interesting, page-turner of a book. How come every time someone says that god told them to kill their whole family, the religious people say right away that the faithful murderer was crazy? One could make Jillette’s Ten Suggestions into a moral code or write your own and live a happy, generous, good life.

Feb 08, Eva rated it really liked it. Loads of expletives and graphic sex. Preview — God, No! There were parts of this book that had nothing to do with where the book was going, but he included them because they were funny, or just extremely vulgar. Which is fine, but it’s really more of a memoir and I sort of came away not liking him very much, while at the same time appreciating his occasional frailty.

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

View all 12 comments. From his perspective, he is simply placing his opinions in the marketplace of ideas, a right that belongs to everyone, asshole or otherwise. He also has a flair for the dramatic when narrating the often hilarious adventures, misdeeds, and peccadilloes o I posted this review simultaneously to Goodreads and my blog. If you are not easily offended by foul language and consider yourself ni be open-minded, nonjudgmental, and tolerant, you will probably find a lot to like here.

This means you are constantly see-sawing between fascination and wanting to slap that little rubbish beard off his face. Lists pwnn This Book. The chapter on climate change and more importantly, about how saying “I don’t know” can be misinterpreted was wonderful.


The crude humor and use of offensive language will put some people off.

Favoring shock value, the author gives the impression that he would be extremely disappointed if his audience did not find him offensive. I’ll stick to watching episodes of Bullshit!

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

I think the premises would make a great book club discussion, particularly in m I enjoy the premise of this book. How Religion Poisons Everything. She wrote this to me: You’re going to regale us once more with another illustrative tale of your drug-free Bohemianism?

But those were swept away and mired in all of the F-words, C-words, etc. Perhaps the funniest story I’ve ever read and I will not spoil here. Because what you’re talking about is seriously mentally ill psychotic people, who happened to add some God stuff to the end of it.

Also, the section about ex-Hasidic Jews was very long and boring. I was definitely entertained by reading this book. Sep 16, Tom rated it it gdo ok Shelves: Share your thoughts with other customers. Some of the stories have nothing to do with atheism directly, but they will give you a feel for how one goofy atheist lives his life in turn-of-the-century America.