Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

can you name some famous atheists?

can you guys give some examples of famous atheists(true atheists, not deists, etc.)

and a short description

20 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Forrest J. Ackerman (d.)

    Douglas Adams (d.)

    Phillip Adams

    Brandy Alexandre

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    Tariq Ali

    Woody Allen

    Shulamit Aloni

    Thomas J. Altizer

    Natalie Angier

    Lance Armstrong

    Liv Arnesen

    Madison Arnold

    Isaac Asimov (d.)

    Peter William Atkins


    Kevin Bacon

    Russell Baker

    J.G. Ballard (d.)

    Iain M. Banks

    Clive Barker

    Dan Barker

    MC Paul Barman

    Dave Barry

    Richard Bartle

    Bill Bass

    Matt Bellamy

    Steve Benson

    Ingmar Bergman (d.)

    Pierre Berton (d.)

    Matt Besser

    Paul Bettany


    Susan Blackmore

    Bill Blass (d.)

    Jim Bohanan

    Sir Herman Bondi (d.)

    Pierre Boulez

    T. Coraghessan Boyle

    Nathaniel Branden

    Marlon Brando (d.)

    Richard Branson

    Berkeley Breathed

    Julia Hartley Brewer

    Marcus Brigstocke

    Isaac Brock

    Charlie Brooker

    Rodney Brooks

    Andrew Brown

    Derren Brown

    Peter Buck

    Gabriel Byrne

    John Byrne


    Dean Cameron

    James Cameron

    George Carlin (d.)

    Fidel Castro

    Billy Connolly

    Alan Cumming


    Rodney Dangerfield (d.)

    Richard Dawkins

    Micky Dolenz

    Phil Donahue


    Roger Ebert

    Christopher Eccleston

    Dean Edell

    Jonathan Edwards


    Harvey Fierstein

    Larry Flynt

    Dave Foley

    Peter Fonda

    Jodie Foster


    Janeane Garofalo

    Ricky Gervais

    Jean Luc Godard

    Kathy Griffin


    Katharine Hepburn (d.)

    Christopher Hitchens


    Eddie Izzard


    Penn Jillette

    Billy Joel

    Angelina Jolie

    Kirk Jones


    Diane Keaton

    Kevin Kline


    Hugh Laurie

    Cloris Leachman

    Bruce Lee


    Norm Macdonald

    Seth MacFarlane

    Bill Maher

    John Malkovich

    Barry Manilow

    Shirley Manson

    Mao Zedong

    Michael Martin

    Frank Miller

    Martin Mull


    Randy Newman

    Mike Nichols

    Jack Nicholson

    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Gary Numan


    Barack Obama Sr.


    Joaquin Phoenix

    Brad Pitt

    Paula Poundstone

    Paul Provenza


    Robin Quivers


    Daniel Radcliffe

    Ray Romano

    Ron Reagan Jr.

    Carl Reiner

    Gene Roddenberry (d.)

    Henry Rollins

    Andy Rooney


    Sarah Silverman

    Robert Smith (football)

    Robert Smith

    Howard Stern

    Julia Sweeney



    Ted Turner


    Harry Waters

    Joss Whedon

    Gene Wilder


    Frank Zappa (d.)

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Albert Einstein, Francis Crick, Noam Chomsky, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jean-Paul Sartre, Karl Popper, Ayn Rand, Sir Arthur C Clark, Stephen Hawking, Arthur Miller, George Orwell, Percy Shelley, Kurt Vonnegut, Richard Rogers, James Watson, Steve Wozniak, Ivan Pavlov, Linus Pauling, Richard Leakey, Ernst Mayr, Alfred Kinsey and Richard Feynman, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Lee, Howard Stern, Emma Thompson, Teller, Gene Roddenberry, Daniel Radcliffe, Helen Mirren, Sir Ian McKellan, John Malkovich, Jodie Foster, George Carlin , Adam Carolla, Kevin Bacon and Natalie Portman

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Woody Allen

    Lance Armstrong

    Warren Buffett

    Bill Gates

    Angelina Jolie

    Ricky Gervais

    There are lots of them.

  • Kaz
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Stephan Hawkin

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  • 1 decade ago

    Penn and Teller

    Bill Gates

    Richard Dawkins

    I hope I don't have to write up descriptions for these guys.

  • 1 decade ago

    Abe Lincoln: president of the United States who abolished slavery.

    Thomas Edison: most famous for his work with the light bulb which he actually stole from Joseph Wilson Swan.

    Richy Gervais: the funniest bastard on this planet! He is most famous as being the creator of the show The Office.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Richard Feynman off the top of my head. Brilliant physicist, decent drummer, boobie aficionado.

  • 1 decade ago

    Bertrand Russell, a brilliant philosopher and social commentator! His writings are very interesting,and you can find his books in any bookstore or public library!

  • A
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago




    Pol Pot

    Ghangis Khan

    Hideki Tojo

    Just about every mass murderer in history besides Hitler was an atheist.

    Over 100 million people have been killed by these "famous atheists", and in the cases of Lenin and Stalin, many were killed in the name of atheism. They targeted religious institutions because they believed religion would upset their cause.

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