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Penn and Teller : The Bible is Bullshit

November 8, 2008

Penn and Teller are magicians who have a hit TV show called “Bullshit” on Showtime. In the show they mock, criticize and point out common misconceptions held traditionally by others. I do not have showtime at home but I have watched some of their videos on you tube and they were informative, not to mention hilarious. If you have Netflix then you can watch some of their episodes on dvd too.

Here’s one of their episodes (in 3 parts) in which they make fun of the bible and points out to its logical fallacies.  There are tons of such logical fallacies in every religious text (why you ask? because these crappy pieces of literature were all written by semi-literate charlatans pretending to be God!!) and a half-hour show can only point to so many. Although we are grateful that some brave folks (and  doubly brave if you are a critic of Islam) have taken the time and patience to point them out, there is no substitute for reading these texts and finding these dollops of pristine bovine deficate yourselves.

 

Penn And Teller: Bible is Bullshit Part 1

 

Penn And Teller: Bible is Bullshit Part 2

Penn And Teller: Bible is Bullshit Part 3

The Persons interviewed in these videos were

Paul Maier, professor of ancient history at Western Michigan University

Michael Shermer, Director of Skeptic society

Some verses from the Bible as discussed in the videos

Exodus Chapter 21

Verse 7: “If a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to go free as the male slaves do.

Exodus Chapter 35

Verse 2: “For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a sabbath of complete rest to the LORD; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.

Corinthians Chapter 11

Verse 14: “Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him”

Leviticus Chapter 15

Verse 19-24: ‘When a woman has a discharge, if her discharge in her body is blood, she shall continue in her menstrual impurity for seven days; and whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening. ‘Everything also on which she lies during her menstrual impurity shall be unclean, and everything on which she sits shall be unclean. ‘Anyone who touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. ‘Whoever touches any thing on which she sits shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. ‘Whether it be on the bed or on the thing on which she is sitting, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until evening. ‘If a man actually lies with her so that her menstrual impurity is on him, he shall be unclean seven days, and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean.

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 30, 2013 5:34 pm

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit
    my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing
    all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say excellent blog!

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