Penn Jillette gets given a Bible, and likes it.

This is extraordinary.

Penn Jillette, the vocal half of magic duo Penn and Teller, is a known atheist. One night after a show he gets given a Gideon New Testament and Psalms by a member of the audience. This little clip says a lot

  1. Penn understands the gospel (although he has chosen to reject it). He understands that if it is true, it is the most important thing in the world.
  2. This is key – “How much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize?”. Not telling someone that, say, a truck is bearing down on them – news that can save them, is downright evil. Surely withholding Jesus’ message of hope and grace and hope is the same, even if it is cultural convention to do so.
  3. He respects a man who, in the nicest way, shares the gospel with grace and love. I’m sure the manner in which the man spoke to Penn had a lot do with it – he has left a lasting impression
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