By Penn Jillette
Let's be sincere ? no one has extra enjoyable than atheists. Don't think it? good, reflect on this: For nonbelievers, each day you?re alive is an afternoon to rejoice! And not anyone celebrates lifestyles to the fullest like Penn Jillette ? the bigger, louder half mythical magic duo Penn & Teller ? whose spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in on a daily basis Is an Atheist vacation! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike. even if he's considering the opportunity of lifestyles after demise, deconstructing renowned Christmas carols, or simply calling bullsh*t on Donald Trump's apprentice education, Jillette doesn't fail to surprise and pleasure his enthusiasts. And as ever, beneath those rollicking rants lie a deeply own philosophy and a beneficiant spirit, which locate pleasure and which means in kin, and peace within the uncomplicated great thing about the standard. each day Is an Atheist vacation! is a hysterical confirmation of life's magic from the most quite perceptive and provocative humorists writing at the present time.
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