Richard Dawkins (who can utterly trounce creationists while being impeccably polite about it)
Matt Dillahunty (who probably knows the bible better than 90% of Christians, possibly more)
Carl Sagan (who sparked my interest in science and skepticism at an early age)
Tim Minchin (who makes me laugh while giving me something to think about)
Dan Barker (Kind of a combination of Dawkins' manners with Dillahunty's knowledge of Christianity)
Pope Benedict XVI (who is making the Catholic church look simultaneously silly and nefarious)
Ted Haggard (who wins the prize for most spectacular evangelist melt-down)
Sarah Palin (who just makes Christians conservatives look ridiculous)
Flannery O'Connor is my favorite Christian writer. She said "If you live today, you breath in nihilism ... it's the gas you breathe. If I hadn't had the Church to fight it with or to tell me the necessity of fighting it, I would be the stinkingest logical positivist you ever saw right now."
G. K. Chesterton is another. He said "Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried."
One favorite atheist writer is H. L. Mencken: "Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt."
I have no favorite 'christians'. I can't think of a one I admire.
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i'm Christian & im thinking of the Y!A pay attention Natzi guy. His ideals are vile, yet he's the ( one in each and every of ) who supplies alot of solutions from a realist attitude ( i admire realists-). definite and dogs besides. knowledgeable solutions from him besides.