Project Description

I HAVEN’T GOT A PRAYER
(Book/Film – Documentary). A series of interviews with current well-known atheists with an emphasis on humor.

I Haven’t Got a Prayer

 

Interviews with Unbelievers
Bill Maher
Woody Allen
Dave Barry
Ricky Gervais
Lewis Black
Kathy Griffin
Louis CK
Harvey Fierstein
Penn & Teller
Sam Harris
Sarah Silverman
Carrie Fisher
And more……………

By ____________ _______________

I Haven’t Got a Prayer
BOOK/DOCUMENTARY
The book and documentary would follow the same basic format:
– A quote by a deceased famous agnostic
– An interview with a celebrity agnostic which would start by commenting on the previous quote.
– A quote by a deceased famous agnostic
– An interview with a celebrity agnostic
– And so on….
Contents:
1) Diderot Quote
2) Contents Page
3) Forward: Bill Maher (5-10 pages)
4) Frank Zappa Quote
5) Woody Allen interview (5-10 pages)
6) George Bush Quote
7) Dave Barry Interview (5-10 pages)
8) Presidential Quotes (part 1)
9) Lewis Black Interview (5-10 pages)
10) Presidential Quotes (part 2)
11) Ricky Gervais Interview (5-10 pages
12) Scientists Quotes (part 1)
13) Kathy Griffen Interview (5-10 pages)
14) Women Quotes
15) Carrie Fisher Interview (5-10 pages)
16) Writers Quotes (A-F)
17) Harvey Fierstein Interview (5-10 pages)
18) Sam Harris Quotes
19) Sam Harris (10-15 pages)
20) Writers Quotes (H-R)
21) Matt Taibbi Interview (5-10 pages)
22) Writers Quotes (R-S)
23) Sarah Silverman Interview (5-10 pages)
24) Writers (S-Z)
25) Louis CK Interview (5-10 pages)
26) Misc. Quotes (part 1)Penn & Teller Interview (5-10pages)Sigmund Freud Quotes
27) Quentin Tarantino Interview (5-10 pages)
28) H.L. Mencken Quotes
29) Seth Macfarlane Interview (5-10)
30) Nietzsche Quotes
31) Jeaneane Garofalo Interview (7-10 pages)
32) Thomas Paine Quotes
33) Rob Reiner Interview (5-10 pages)
34) Mark Twain Quotes
35) Voltaire Quotes
36) George Will Interview (5-10 pages)
37) Anonymous Quotes (part 1)
38) Matt Groening Interview (5-10 pages)
39) Anonymous (part 2)
40) Ron Reagan Interview (5-10 pages)
41) Misc. Quotes (part 2)
42) Julia Sweeney Interview (5-10 pages)
43) Scientist Quotes (part 2)
44) Eddie Izzard Interview (5-10 pages)

Lewis Black

Name: Lewis Black
Profession: Comedian
Age: 63
Unbeliever Status:
[ X ] Agnostic
[ ] Atheist
[ ] Other _________

Author Intro: I have known Lewis for over 20 years and I believe that he has one of sharpest comedy minds out there. He has a unique take on what ails us and he was one of the first people I thought of when putting this book together.
Author: Lewis, would you make a good Pope?
Louis Black: Mmmmmm. I don’t know. God knows, I like dressing up. I like the Popemobile, I love that little wave he does. And most importantly, I have a fondness for altar boys. No scratch that. How could I say such a thing? That was awful. It’s Choir Boys I like. (He bellows in an English accent) ‘Bring me another Choir Boy, this one’s burst’. I hope that answered your question.
Author: Can I withdraw the question?
LB: You can withdraw anything you like, big boy (he says leering).
Author: Have you found that there is a difference between a Jewish atheist and a Christian atheist – or to be politically correct, as I am wont to be – a Muslim atheist or a Hindu atheist?
LB: That’s a tough one. Can we go back to talking about the Pope?
Author: No. Seriously. Different religions have different traditions so….
LB: That’s mucho profundo Kemo Sabe….
Author: I am going to take you to Church if you don’t behave.
LB: OK, OK anything but that.
Author: The question was…..
LB: I know….Are there differences between agnostics who come from different religious backgrounds.

Sample Quotes…..
George Washington: The United States of America should have a foundation free from the influence of clergy

Thomas Jefferson: In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty.

Abraham Lincoln: The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.

Susan B. Anthony: I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.

Tzu Lau: Religion is the end of love and honesty. The beginning of confusion. Faith, the origin of folly.

Ashley Montagu: Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.

Gene Roddenberry: We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing, all-powerful God, who creates faulty humans and then blames them for his own mistakes.

George Bernard Shaw: The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

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Documentation of Registration

Registrant: Joe McCormick

Author: Joe McCormick

The I Don’t Have a Prayer Book
Registration Number: 1822760

MATERIAL TYPE:
FILE NAME: The I Don’t Have a Prayer Book.docx
EFFECTIVE DATE: 1/29/2016
EXPIRATION DATE: 1/29/2021