Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Penn Gets a Bible

I ran across this video yesterday and I just had to share it. Penn Jillette, of the magic comedy act Penn & Teller, does a pretty regular video blog called "Penn Says." In this particular episode he talks about an individual who approached him after a performance and presented him with a copy of scripture. Now Penn is a pretty outspoken atheist, but his reaction to this gift and the attitude of the person who presented to him is quite amazing. His view on "proselytizing" is also interesting. He's and atheist, but he says that he doesn't respect people who don't proselytize. Watch the video and let his quote sink in a bit..."How much do you have to hate somebody to NOT proselytize them? How much do you have to hate somebody to believe everlasting life is possible and not tell them that?" Kind of an interesting challenge about sharing what you believe...from an atheist!

1 comment:

Jay said...

That was really a very interesting and wonderful video.

That makes me think of all the times I missed opportunities to share what I truly believe.

I will have to drop Penn a note to thank him for that perfectly placed observation.