Rocked to the face by a truth brick of a Magician.

October 8, 2009

Penn Jillette. Awesome magician. Known from his magic acts as Penn with Teller.

Check them out here if you wanna get familar with them:  

That’s not even their best stuff.  They are great entertainers. I love watching them.  I hope to go to one of their shows in Vegas one day.

Penn is a known atheist.  He claims to be publicly and doesn’t mind talking to people about it.  I didn’t know that about him until tonight.  I wasn’t that surprised.  It seems like everyone is these days.  Then I saw an excerpt from his video blog which I am going to share with you.

Some things to keep in mind before watching this.

The Definition of Proselytize according to Merriam-Webster dictionary: induce someone to convert to one’s faith 2. to recruit someone to join one’s party, institution, or cause.

With that said, you have to watch this video.  The rest of this blog will be about it.


There is one part in that video that makes me make the noise I would make right after getting rocked in the face by a brick. Not the initial ow or oh.  The sound I would make after trying to get myself back up off the ground.

That long groan that comes from the back of the throat.

The groan came out the loudest after hearing

“How much do you have to hate somebody to NOT proselytize?”


An atheist man.  Understanding a truth that many of us who believe in Christ don’t get.

Is God using a man that doesn’t even believe in Him, to speak to a guy like me?


There is not much more I can say.

God. Make me want to share my faith out of love.  God make me love people enough to share the Gospel. God. I. Need. You. Move in me.


5 Responses to “Rocked to the face by a truth brick of a Magician.”

  1. Brittney said

    I was totally hit in the heart at the same exact spot. This totally makes me want to move and just spend all of my time spreading God’s love and the truth.

    Thanks Anthony, again for your blog. For going through with it. I really feel God speaking through it to open my eyes.

  2. anthonygee said

    Thanks for encouraging me about it. It makes me feel good and makes me want to do more.

  3. Jessica said

    OH my gosh. I love that video. He’s so right. He’s so smart to think about things that way. So why isn’t he a Christian? The way he talks about prosleytizing, sharing our faith, and still he says he KNOWS there is no God. I don’t understand what is holding him back.

    Anyway, he is right. There is not a lot I can say, except that he is right.

  4. Tim Correa said

    Reminds me of the time I was at Tempe Town Lake for July 4. A man on the street walked up to me and grabbed my shoulder and said “Can I ask you a question? Who do you think Jesus is?” My family looked at me with a broad degree of shock as the 6 foot scruffy man loomed over me. I replied “I KNOW who Jesus is.” As I tried walking away, he grabbed my arm with ire, I turned to see his face pinched with anger. He was judging me with his eyes. Not saying this is the way Christians normally ‘recruit’ others. Sometimes it’s done with an overbearing level of niceness and harmony which many interpret as a facade, which it is. And this turns off many to Christianity. Be real. Be SANE (I love that Penn used that word). Don’t feel under attack when someone is not eating off your spoon. Generally speaking.

  5. Brittany Murphy said

    you must show this to me on sunday. i was unable to watch the video.

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