How much do you have to hate someone?

This video blew me away. It’s an episode of “Penn says”, the podcast of Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller, in which he tells about an encounter with a man after a show, and that man’s gift of bible to Penn.  A kick in the guts quote:

I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize I don’t respect that at all. if you believe that there’s a heaven and hell, and people could be going to hell, or not getting eternal life, or whatever, and you think well it’s not really worth telling this because it would be socially awkward…how much do you have to hate someone to believe that everlasting life was possible, and not tell them that?

Watch the whole video below.

HT to Mark, Chris

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4 Responses to “How much do you have to hate someone?”

  1. Michelle
    December 22, 2008 at 9:45 am #

    Man has a point.

    Speaking of, have you seen Real Live Preacher’s Hell project?

  2. Michelle
    December 22, 2008 at 9:51 am #

    After the info gathering phase, he did a series of four short videos. Links to each are at the bottom of this page.

  3. Stefano
    December 22, 2008 at 5:03 pm #

    An astonishingly frank video which reminded me of “…the words of one of the Holy Fathers which read thus: if we, supposedly in the name of love, so as not to trouble our neighbors, are going to keep quiet about their error and not explain to them that they are on a false path, then this is not love, but hatred! Does he do well who, upon seeing a blind man approaching a precipice, does not tell him, about it, so as not to “trouble” him? Is that then love?”


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