There is no god…

 

❝There is no god, and that’s the simple truth. 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! – 2011

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Comment by Max Powers on September 1, 2011 at 2:00pm

I can already here the religious proponent,

 

"well if it is wiped out and created again, then that means god exists, even tho its not the same"

 

Its that old argument that we have all heard:

 

"If there are so many religions all bearing the same basic them, there HAS to be something true about it"

I would hate to think that if religion was destroyed, given three days lol there would be a zombie version of it! Fuck that.. it would be all mutated and shit... stinky...

 

But wow, Penn an atheist... good quote.

Comment by Laura Benedict on September 1, 2011 at 7:58pm

All hail to the Carbon Atom!

Comment by Colin Tomele on September 1, 2011 at 8:05pm

This is the post that made me sign up to the site, BTW. Thanks M, Penn is one of my idols and his painted pinky nail is more eloquent than me.

 

(BTW, I became his devotee, not because of his atheism, but my love of magic.)

Comment by Meghan McWilliams on September 1, 2011 at 11:18pm

I need to get copy of "God No" asap.

Comment by Marcus Persius on September 2, 2011 at 9:41am

From stardust to stardust...

Comment by L.C. on September 2, 2011 at 2:26pm
JUST posted how much I love his book, thanks for posting. I think Penn J is my new idol. What an amazing and insightful human being, all hail to self exploration and growth!! THINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Dale Headley on February 2, 2012 at 7:39pm

   Well, we may yet find out if Penn is right, because religionists and their compatriots in Congress,  state legislatures, and on school boards are doing their best to wipe science out.

Comment by Jimmy on June 29, 2016 at 9:54pm

The Perennial philosophy would go against this idea, likewise Jung's "collective unconscious." 

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