Penn Jillette agrees with me about agnosticism! April 4, 2011Posted by shaunphilly in religion, atheism, polyamory, culture.
Tags: agnostic, agnosticism, fundamentalist atheists, Penn Jillette
So, when I saw this video just now, I was getting ready to be frustrated, because I have had to correct people (namely, Gary Gutting in those links) on this question about agnosticism a number of times in the past, starting with one of my very first posts on this blog called “A Message for Agnostics.” This is a point I have had to explain many times, and it appears as if I am not the only one.
In any case, take a look at this:
But, I was not disappointed (except for the dizzying back-and-forth between the cameras that Penn was doing). As it turns out, Penn and I see eye-to-eye on this point. I say that because Penn, while I do like Bullshit, tends to have opinions that I disagree with, especially politically. Also, I have heard some stories about him that make me think I would not get along with him, despite the fact that we are both atheists, he also is not particularly monogamous (from what I have heard), and we have some common friends.
But, I do like a good beer, and Penn is pretty vehement about not drinking, which means if I ever did meet him the obnoxious part of me would order a beer. But I’m just that kind of guy who likes to start trouble, even around other strong personalities.
But, in any case, we agree on something.