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'''Penn Fraser Jillette''' (born March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA) is an illusionist, juggler and [[libertarianism|Libertarian]] activist.  He is best known for his work with fellow illusionist Teller in the team  of [[Penn and Teller|Penn & Teller]].  The duo often perform in Las Vegas and have their own TV show ''Penn & Teller:Bull****'' on the Showtime channel. Penn Jillette is an [[atheist]].
 
'''Penn Fraser Jillette''' (born March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA) is an illusionist, juggler and [[libertarianism|Libertarian]] activist.  He is best known for his work with fellow illusionist Teller in the team  of [[Penn and Teller|Penn & Teller]].  The duo often perform in Las Vegas and have their own TV show ''Penn & Teller:Bull****'' on the Showtime channel. Penn Jillette is an [[atheist]].
  
== Debate challenge from a leading Christian YouTube channel ==
 
 
''See also:'' [[Atheism and cowardice]] and [[Shockofgod's debate challenge to atheist Penn Jillette]]
 
 
[[File:Shockofgod.jpg|thumbnail|275px|right|Logo for the [[Shockofgod]] YouTube channel]]
 
The [[Brights Movement]] was started in 2003 by Paul Geisert and Mynga Futrell in 2003 in order to assist in the advocacy of a [[Naturalism|naturalistic worldview]].<ref>http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2843/is_2_28/ai_114090211/pg_1</ref><ref>http://www.the-brights.net/vision/faq.html#1</ref> The Brights movement had a media campaign and was announced in ''Wired'' magazine (by Richard Dawkins), ''Free Inquiry'' (by Richard Dawkins), and on the ''[[New York Times]]'' op-ed page (by the philosopher and atheist [[Daniel Dennett]]).
 
 
Well known skeptics and atheists are listed as "Enthusiastic Brights" at the Brights Movement website.<ref>http://www.the-brights.net/people/enthusiastic/index.html</ref>  Examples of individuals listed as Brights are notable skeptics/atheists such as [[Richard Dawkins]], Penn Jillette, [[Daniel Dennett]], Margaret Downy, [[James Randi]], Mel Lipman, Bobbie Kirkhart, Herb Silverman, [[Michael Shermer]], Matt Cherry, and Babu Gogineni.<ref>http://www.the-brights.net/people/enthusiastic/index.html</ref>
 
 
On September 26, 2011, the popular Christian YouTube video maker [[Shockofgod]], who has over 18,000 subscribers, challenged atheist Penn Jillette to a debate.[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgHt7Wt3KMc VIDEO].  The debate challenge focuses on the [http://creation.com/15-questions 15 questions that evolutionists cannot satisfactorily answer].
 
 
On September 3, 2012, [[Shockofgod]] challenged Jillette to debate the question "Does God exist?" a second time.<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-jLe7ONFrQ Christian turn Penn Jillette into a chicken]</ref>
 
 
[[Shockofgod]] points out that although Penn Jillette is an "enthusiastic bright", the website of the Brights Movement has plunging web traffic according to Compete.com[http://siteanalytics.compete.com/the-brights.net/].  Shockofgod quipped that it appears as if his prediction that atheism will go from "a squeak to half a squeak in American society" due to the [[Question evolution! campaign]] is being fullfilled faster than he expected. The video with the prediction is located on YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbmAn3M8r0I HERE].
 
  
 
== Debate challenge from Christian apologist Sye Ten Bruggencate ==  
 
== Debate challenge from Christian apologist Sye Ten Bruggencate ==  

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Penn Jillette

Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA) is an illusionist, juggler and Libertarian activist. He is best known for his work with fellow illusionist Teller in the team of Penn & Teller. The duo often perform in Las Vegas and have their own TV show Penn & Teller:Bull**** on the Showtime channel. Penn Jillette is an atheist.


Debate challenge from Christian apologist Sye Ten Bruggencate

See also: Atheism and cowardice and Sye Ten Bruggencate's debate challenge to atheist Penn Jillette

The Christian apologetist Mariano Grinbank in an article entitled Will atheist Penn Jillette debate Christian Sye Ten Bruggencate? wrote:

Sye Ten Bruggencate, of the website Proof That God Exists, has challenged Penn Jillette to a Christian versus atheist debate on God’s existence.
The Christian apologist Sye Ten Bruggencate has challenged Penn Jillette to a debate and Jillette has not accepted his debate challenge.

Penn Jillette is not merely a Las Vegas legend, as an illusionist, but also adheres to (and proselytizes for) the positive affirmation of God’s non-existence sect of atheism having stated, “I know there’s no God,” for example.

One would think that an illusionist who has made a name and a career intelligently designing shows that have dazzled audiences for decades would know that life, the universe and everything do not just happen. Yet, rebellion knows no boundaries and every atheist concocts consoling delusions—or, consoling illusions.

You may recall Sye from a previous article, Atheism’s debategate: on the Sye Ten Bruggencate vs. Justin Schieber debate and you may be aware that on occasion Penn Jillette has some positive things to say about Christians (such as in Penn Jillette Lays it Down). However, just as often he uses compliments as an open door to challenge Christians, in a good way, yet the goal is always the same: open the door just enough to squeeze in and preach the pseudo-gospel of atheism.

We will just to just wait and see how Penn Jillette responds, for now let us spread the word about this challenge. [1]

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