Friday, October 17, 2008

Sharing a little Godlessness and Joy - from Jilette, Harris, and Dawkins

There Is No God by Penn Jillette on NPR radio

So, I'm saying, "This I believe: I believe there is no God.

Having taken that step, it informs every moment of my life. I'm not greedy. I have love, blue skies, rainbows and Hallmark cards, and that has to be enough. It has to be enough, but it's everything in the world and everything in the world is plenty for me. It seems just rude to beg the invisible for more. Just the love of my family that raised me and the family I'm raising now is enough that I don't need heaven. I won the huge genetic lottery and I get joy every day.

Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, beauty, sex, Jell-O and all the other things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have."

To read or listen to the entire piece, click here.


Sam Harris

To see him on The Colbert Report, click here.

To see him at the Idea City Conference, Toronto, 2005

To read "An Atheist Manifesto"


Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins website