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May 26, 2015

Right after Penn Jillette went bonkers and took up atheism as his cause,

he was on Red Eye making the case for his new religion.
Like all converts, he was proselytizing because he was full of doubt. Logically, the reason people try to recruit is for confirmation. If scads of other sensible people are signing up for the cause, the cause must be a good thing. So, he was trying to get the others on the panel with him to go along with his new cause. He also employed a little trick I suppose has become popular with the atheist movement. It works like this. If you cannot or will not fully embrace the belief in a living god, then you are an atheist. This is an attempt to widen the pool and normalize atheism by declaring it the default position. Dennett, Dawkins and other Atheist Crackpots | The Z Blog

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 26, 2015 9:35 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

People of Faith have a logical idea of what Life is all about.

A somewhat succinct statement I heard at a tent revival meeting:

The Bible says it;
I believe it;
That settles it.
Any questions about that?

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 26, 2015 12:36 PM

What about what the Bible doesn't say? There is a lot of space out there.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 26, 2015 3:33 PM

No Originalist, no origin or subsequent.

Posted by: Stug Guts [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 26, 2015 3:33 PM

Penn Gillette is cowardly shit. He has admitted that he doesn't criticize Muslims the way he does Christians because he doesn't want to be killed.

Posted by: butch [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 26, 2015 4:29 PM

It's kinda funny that a word was invented for not believing in something.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 26, 2015 7:46 PM

It seems to me that atheists vibe scared.

Afraid to submit, afraid to admit that some Higher Power is greater than them.

For atheists, failure is acceptable.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 26, 2015 9:21 PM

Atheism is a faith. A faith that there is no higher power. If it helps them deal with their life, fine. Christianity, Judaism, Quakerism, Buddhism, Baihaism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Islam, and other faiths help their believers deal with life and it's great mysteries. As they say, "Different strokes for different folks." I say more power to those who have a belief system that works for them - as long as they don't try to impose that system on others by any means except gentle persuasion. Vicious criticisms of other faiths is prima facie evidence of a lack of confidence in one's own faith.

Posted by: Jimmy J. [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 27, 2015 9:26 AM

Jimmy: Live and let live. Gotcha. I agree.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 27, 2015 1:25 PM

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