Penn Jillette's Bullshit Detector
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According to atheist magician Penn Jillette, the most important thing is to feel about things you should feel about -- and think about things you should think about. You should not feel about the speed of light or evolution and you should not think about love. You should feel "I love you," you should think about reality. Transcript -- You know, my bullshit detector works first of all...if there's something you really want to believe, that's what you should question the most. I don't question bad news very much. I don't question things that go against what I believe very much. But boy, the stuff that I really want to believe, I really question a lot. Now, I was taught -- I grew up as a Christian. I suppose at some level I wanted to believe someone was watching over me. But when I want to believe something, that's when I want to question it the most. That's when I have to be the most careful. And I feel a little bit disingenuous with that answer because I don't think I any longer want to believe in God. My friend, who I miss very much, Hitch, Christopher Hitchens, said that wanting there to be a god was like wanting to live in North Korea, to give away all of your freedom. And for someone who loves freedom and loves people, I don't think you should hope for God at all. So I guess my detector on God is that whenever someone uses what they feel as evidence instead of what they think as evidence or what they can prove as evidence, I'm very, very skeptical. The most important ...