Skip to comments.Why [Penn Jillette] Won't Call Out Islam or Scientology ("... because we have families.")
Posted on 06/26/2010 1:37:54 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Are there any groups you won't go after?
We haven't tackled Scientology because Showtime doesn't want us to. Maybe they have deals with individual ScientologistsI'm not sure. And we haven't tackled Islam because we have families.
Meaning, you wont attack Islam because youre afraid itll attack back ...
Right, and I think the worst thing you can say about a group in a free society is that youre afraid to talk about itI cant think of anything more horrific. [...]
(Excerpt) Read more at reason.com ...
Yet, we let allow this muslim sub-human culture to spread in this country.
Kent, you obviously don’t ever watch P & T on Showtime. They are ritual apologists for all things libertine and boorish. Apparently, excess has not grown tedious enough for them yet? If you think P & T’s cowardice here’s troublesome, you should watch them surrender to such obviously frivilous triffle’s as pre-marital sex, or illicit drug abuse. Basically, P & T stand for nothing and are worth much less. I feel sorry for them Kent. Wait til they get to answer for the millions of yound people that bye into their nilist philosophy.
Not to sound like an Internet tough guy, but...
I’ve written on Muhammad’s early military campaigns and how the teachings of “Allah” changed radically when Muhammad needed them too. It’s not likely, but any radical Muslim in my vicinity could hear about this (especially since my Rhet & Comp instructor has made it available to students as an example of a highly proficient paper and it’s been posted on the Web) and come whack me or my family. I don’t have the income to hire a bodyguard. But I was willing to put it on the line because it was true, and this false prophet has deceived billions with his 7th Century con game.
Penn & Teller are millionaires. They could hire bodyguards and security experts galore. But they’re afraid to challenge the con game.
Looks like somebody made their balls disappear.
They are not apologists at all. They are Libertarians who believe that the government should stay the hell out of people’s lives. I agree with them.
Incorrect Assessment. I have seen assorted episodes from seasons One through Five, in plain point of fact. Liked some (the ones slamming irrational belief in UFOs, communicating with the dead via ouija board, etc.), disliked others.
Next question...? ;)
Oh, agreed, absolutely. Check my keywords for this article. ;)
I certainly don't blame them for being honest. I have children, and I won't put their lives in danger to take on Muslims either.
IMO, there is a difference between being brave and being stupid.
Libertarian or not, they are cowards. And anyone who attacks the Boy Scouts is a putz short on reason and honor.
Granted. As the invaluable Mr. Silverback has already succinctly observed, however: "Penn & Teller are millionaires. They could hire bodyguards and security experts galore."
As a useful corollary to your own credo, above: there is, likewise, a yawning, cavernous difference between being prudent and craven. If even those blessed with both great wealth and easy, frequent mass media access are so glibly ready to lie down, lamb-like, and meekly submit... then: NO ONE shall willingly stand, ultimately, and we are already lost.
The biggest crime we commit is not speaking out. Silence is suicide. Found this from a Frosty Woolridge site.
Detroit may be one of our best examples of multiculturalism: pure dislike, and total separation from America . He is addressing the death of Detroit.
Today, you hear Muslim calls to worship over the city like a new American Baghdad with hundreds of Islamic mosques in Michigan , paid for by Saudi Arabia oil money. High school flunk out rates reached 76 percent last June, according to NBC’s Brian Williams. Classrooms resemble more foreign countries than America . English? Few speak it! The city features a 50 percent illiteracy rate and growing.
If the guys on South Park are brave enough, why not them?
Are they famous? Yes? Are they millionaires? Yes? Can they afford to secure themselves and their family? Yes.
Somebody made their balls disappear.
What a pussy.
When is anybody going to stand up to these death cultists?
Pray for America
This is a real eye opener to what is happening in America.
However, I cannot disparage someone for simply being honest. He is scared of Muslims attacking his family, and that I can completely understand.
Of course I am thankful for those who are willing to put it all on the line to fight Islam. I know in my heart though that I am one of the many who are just too scared to ever speak up.
I guess I am a coward too, but my posistion has always been that my first responsibility is to protect my children right now, today, and not in some valiant selfless "it's for their future" kind of way.
Kent, you obviously don’t ever watch P & T on Showtime. They are ritual apologists for all things libertine and boorish. Apparently, excess has not grown tedious enough for them yet? If you think P & T’s cowardice here’s troublesome, you should watch them surrender to such obviously frivilous triffle’s as pre-marital sex, or illicit drug abuse. Basically, P & T stand for nothing and are worth much less. I feel sorry for them Kent. Wait til they get to answer for the millions of young people that buy into their nilist philosophy.
Translation: I am a coward, I pick on christians because they live the life they are supposed to and dont attack me.
And I like them, but he is a coward.
No, they just know the US government doesn't have their back. Our troops in Afghanistan know it, too.
“Both of you are correct. I don’t agree with everything they say; heck, I don’t agree with everything anyone says.
However, I cannot disparage someone for simply being honest. He is scared of Muslims attacking his family, and that I can completely understand.”
BS. If you aren’t willing to lambast everyone equally, then lambast no one. It comes with the territory.
Perhaps he better sell typewriters for a living, it’s safer.
This is a sad commentary not only on P&T but others as well, such as Comedy Central. They’re like a schoolyard bully who only picks on and mocks those whom they know cannot or will not retaliate. However, the moment they encounter someone who so much as threatens to get physical they shut down and cower.
I wouldn’t have any problem whatsoever with these people were they not such jerks. Comedy need not be so mean-spirited and callous. But what compounds the problem is a cruel nature coupled with cowardice. Not a very becoming combination.
From the interview, makes them sound a bit better than what you would say (they also have debunked Walmart bashers, enemas, new age, chiropractic medicine, etc) It’s just because they gore your particular ox that you get upset with them.
But as I said:
Teller and I have been brutal to Christians, and their response shows that theyre good fucking Americans who believe in freedom of speech. We attack them all the time, and we still get letters that say, We appreciate your passion. Sincerely yours, in Christ. Christians come to our show at the Rio and give us Bibles all the time. Theyre incredibly kind to us. Sure, there are a couple of them who live in garages, give themselves titles and send out death threats to me and Bill Maher and Trey Parker. But the vast majority are polite, open-minded people, and I respect them for that.
I never claimed to be a hero. What I am is a mom who puts her kids above ALL other Earthly things.
I think the obvious reason so many are still in awe of the Founders is that they were so willing to give everything for their country. Many like to say that they would, but I doubt that would be true.
Succumbing to fear has practically become a virtue.
Just when you think you are safe. When you think this can't happen (to me) it will.
I have no problem speaking out against the evils of Islam. An example.
My nephew is this young man.
When it comes to our kids, what else can we do, but to give them EVERYTHING. We are fighting for Evan's freedom. Against the US Government. Penn Jillette is a POS coward.
I’ve always wondered how you’d threaten Penn with hellfire. The man lives in Vegas year-round already.
That said, if Penn started to go after Islam, would you want to be the jihadi detailed to take his head?
An Israeli spokesman once said of the constant need to be on defense against the Arabs, “They only have to win one time”. Penn Jillette most likely doesn’t want to live like Israel.
Try the opposite of fire. For example, threaten him with having to perform outside at the Red Lion in Elko for all of eternity.
Did you see their BullSh*t show on martial arts? They said it was a waste of time, costly, dangerous and you’re better off just carrying a gun if you fear for your life or need protection since the risk is the same if you kill someone.
Can’t stand ‘em. They’re as unfunny as unfunny gets. Nasty, snide, needling sense of humor, delivered with a superior air. I’m fine with their politics, regretfully understand their hands-off approach to Islam (guess they’ll leave that to that Dead Terrorist puppet guy), etc. Still can’t stand ‘em. Penn makes my skin crawl.
Hubby and I saw Penn and Teller in person a very long time ago; I don’t even remember exactly when. Penn was still thin, that’s how long. Their show was spectacular, more magic than jokes, and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Not everyone is as brave as our people in the military.
And we're supposed to laugh, haha, he's soooooo funny. /sarc
Like these guys?
Sic the Scientoligists on the Mohammedans;it will be a battle of savages armed with futuristic alien technology versus 7th century savages armed with 20th century weapons.
Good to know we can support his wife and kids with some cash till he is free again.......
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