Penn Jillette





Penn Jillette

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in Greenfield, MA, The United States
March 05, 1955

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Penn Fraser Jillette is an American comedian, illusionist, juggler and writer known for his work with fellow illusionist Teller in the team Penn & Teller.


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Average rating: 4.05 · 32,891 ratings · 1,466 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
God, No!: Signs You May Alr...
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 5,068 ratings — published 2011 — 13 editions
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Every Day is an Atheist Hol...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 1,376 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Sock
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 597 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Penn and Teller's How to Pl...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends
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Penn & Teller's How to Play...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Every Day Is an Atheist Hol...
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How to Cheat Your Friends a...
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3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Every Day is an Athiest Hol...
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I, James Randi, Will Die Today
2.0 of 5 stars 2.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2008
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“If every trace of any single religion were wiped out and nothing were passed on, it would never be created exactly that way again. There might be some other nonsense in its place, but not that exact nonsense. If all of science were wiped out, it would still be true and someone would find a way to figure it all out again.”
Penn Jillette, God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

“What I have a problem with is not so much religion or god, but faith. When you say you believe something in your heart and therefore you can act on it, you have completely justified the 9/11 bombers. You have justified Charlie Manson. If it's true for you, why isn't it true for them? Why are you different? If you say "I believe there's an all-powerful force of love in the universe that connects us all, and I have no evidence of that but I believe it in my heart," then it's perfectly okay to believe in your heart that Sharon Tate deserves to die. It's perfectly okay to believe in your heart that you need to fly planes into buildings for Allah.”
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“Atheism is a religion like not collecting stamps is a hobby.”
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