Religious Texts Breed Atheists
Penn Jillette Keynotes - Keynotes by Pen Jillete are intimate conversations that examine the nature of respect and how simply...
Penn Jillette's Religious Texts Speech is About Religious Readings
Jillette explains that the content of The Bible (and the Koran, and the Torah) can actually convert people to atheism due to the violent and sometimes ridiculous nature of these texts. He talks about The Bible's violent attitude towards homosexuals, as well as its acceptance of slavery. After reading The Bible in its entirety, Jillette knew he was an atheist and began trying to convert other teens, which was when he was asked to leave his youth group.
Jillette talks about the comfort he felt discovering that there were out of the closet atheists like himself in the spotlight.