Challenges Faced by Atheist Families
Penn Jillette Keynotes - Keynotes by Pen Jillete are intimate conversations that examine the nature of respect and how simply...
Penn Jillette's Raising Atheists Speech is on Family Struggle
Penn Jillette describes his religious nieces getting upset with his daughter because she claimed there was no God. This is a tough situation to react to, because everyone is entitled to their opinion and religious family members may not appreciate an atheist explaining their views or thoughts on theism to other people's children. Jillette also describes a conversation that he had with three men who recently became atheists. In walking away from their religion, they lost their families and friends.
Jillette stresses the importance of standing by family members regardless of what their religious beliefs are. Though his mother was an atheist and his father was a Christian, they remained very close.