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Famous Atheists

"The Asian tsunami was not an act of god, but 9/11 was."
~ Matt Ridley

A
Edward Abbey, Forrest J. Ackerman, Don Adams, Douglas Adams, John Adams, Phillip Adams, Jane Addams, Brandy Alexandre, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Tariq Ali, Amy Alkon, David Allen, Ethan Allen, Steve Allen, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodóvar, Shalamit Aloni, Thomas J. Altizer, Robert Altman, Tori Amos, Gillian Anderson, Natalie Angier, Susan B. Anthony, Aristotle, Lance Armstrong, Liv Arnesen, Madison Arnold, Darren Aronofsky, Francois Maire Arouet (Voltaire), Isaac Asimov, Julian Assange, Peter William Atkins, David Attenborough, Margaret Atwood, A. J. Ayerk, Aziz Ansari.

B
Kevin Bacon, Julian Baggini, Russel Baker, Mikhail Bakunin, Mark Balaguer, J.G. Ballard, Jose Manuel Balmaceda, David Baltimore, Honore de Balzac, Roger Williams Banished, Iain M. Banks, Javier Bardem, Clive Barker, Dan Barker, M.C. Paul Barman, Dave Barry, Richard Bartle, Béla Bartók, Clara Barton, Bill Bass, Patrick Bateson, Greg Bear, Simone de Beauvoir, Matt Bellamy, Monica Bellucci, Steve Benson, Jeremy Bentham, Ingmar Bergman, Jesse Bering, Irving Berlin, Hector Berlioz, Sarah Bernhardt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Pierre Berton, Annie Wood Besant, Matt Besser, Paul Bettany, Ambrose Bierce, Alexandre Cesar Leopold Bizet, Björk, Lewis Black, Simon Blackburn, Susan Blackmore, Colin Blakemore, Bill Blass, Ned Block, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Jim Bohanan, Napoléon Bonaparte, Sir Herman Bondi, Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner, Jorge Luis Borges, Alain de Botton, Pierre Boulez, David Bowie, Pascal Boyer, Paul D. Boyer, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Charles Bradlaugh, Nathaniel Branden, Brannon Braga, Johannes Brahms, Marshall David Brain, Marlon Brando, Sir. Richard Branson, Berkley Breathed, Julia Hartley Brewer, Isaac Brock, John Brockman, Rodney Brooks, Andrew Brown, Robert Browning, Jacob Bronowski, Lenny Bruce, Bill Bryson, Pearl S. Buck, Peter Buck, Warren Buffett, Charles Bukowski, Luis Bunuel, Luther Burbank, John Burroughs, Sir. Richard Burton, Gabriel Byrne, John Byrne, Lord Byron.

C
Elizabeth Cady-Stanton, Michael Caine, Dean Cameron, James Cameron, Joseph Campbell, Albert Camus, Mike Carey, George Carlin, John Carmack, Rudolf Carnap, Andrew Carnegie, John Carpenter, Asia Carrera, Richard Carrier, Richard Cevantis Carrier, Sean M. Carroll, Fidel Castro, Henry Cavendish, Dick Cavett, David Chalmers, John Chancellor, Subrahmanyan Chandresekhar, Charlie Chaplin, Stephen Chapman, Dov Charney, Vic Chesnutt, Noam Chomsky, Arthur C. Clarke, Mitch Clem, Georges Clemenceau, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Inga Clendinnen, George Clooney, Pat Condell, Billy Connolly, Joseph Conrad, Robin Cook, Adam Corolla, Noel Coward, Brian Cox, Michael Crichton, Francis Crick, Benedetto Croce, David Cronenberg, David Cross, Alan Cumming, E. E. Cummings, Marie Currie.

D
Ron Dakron, Brian Dalton, Rodney Dangerfield, Parvin Darabi, Julia Darling, Clarence Darrow, Charles Darwin, Partha Dasgupta, Larry David, Russel T. Davies, Mark Jonathan Davis, William B. Davis, Richard Dawkins, Dorothy Day, Moshe Dayan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Simone de Beauvoir, Baron D’Holbach, Claude Achille Debussy, Jeff Dee, Hugo de Garis, Eugene Delacroix, Julien Offray de la Mettrie, Pierre Simon de Laplace, Frederick Delius, Guillermo del Toro, Democritus, Daniel Dennett, Marquis de Sade, David Deutsch, John Dewey, Baron d'Holbach, Diagoras, Cameron Diaz, Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Denis Diderot, Ani DiFranco, Phyllis Diller, Paul Dirac, Micky Dolenz, Phil Donahue, Stanley Donen, Amanda Donohoe, Roddy Doyle, Hubert Dreyfus, Ann Druyan, David Duchovny, Turan Dursun, Frederick Douglass.

E
Roger Ebert, Zak Ebrahim, Christopher Eccleston, Umberto Eco, Dean Edell, Thomas Alva Edison, Jonathan Edwards, Greg Egan, Barbara Ehrenreich, Paul Ehrlich, Albert Einstein, George Eliot, Albert Ellis, Bret Easton Ellis, Warren Ellis, Harlan Ellison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Empson, Garth Ennis, Brian Eno, Epicurus, Paul Erdős, Paul Erlich, Richard Ernst, Daniel Everett.

F
Catherine Fahringer, Oriana Fallaci, Diane Farr, David Feherty, Jules Feiffer, Craig Ferguson, Larry Fessenden, Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach, Richard Feynman, W. C. Fields, Harvey Fierstein, Bob Fingerman, Reginald Finley, Carrie Fisher, Vardis Fisher, Brian Flemming, Larry Flynt, Dario Fo, Dave Foley, Robert Foley, Peter Fonda, Harrison Ford, Luke Ford, James Forman, Barbara Forrest, Jodie Foster, John Fowles, Robin Lane Fox, Benjamin Franklin, Penn Fraser, Burrhus Frederick, Morgan Freeman, Lucian Freud, Sigmund Freud, Robert Frost, Christer Fuglesang.

G
William M. Gaines, Zona Gale, Galileo Galilei, Albert Gallatin, Noel Gallagher, Zak Gariba, Janeane Garofalo, Bill Gates(?), Bob Geldof, Jack Germond, Ricky Gervais, Prabhir Ghosh, Riccardo Giacconi, Ivar Giaever, Paul Giamatti, Edward Gibbon, Julia Gillard, David Gilmour, Vitaly Ginzburg, Stephen Girard, Ira Glass, James Gleick, Jean-Luc Godard, Ben Goertzel, Al Goldstein, Rebecca Goldstein, Alison Gopnik, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nadine Gordimer, Michael Goudeau, Stephen Jay Gould, Greg Graffin, Steve Grand, Richard E. Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, John Gray, A.C. Grayling, Ruth Hurmence Green, Seth Green, Stephen Greenblatt, Susan Greenfield, Alan Greenspan, Germaine Greer, Kathy Griffin, Rachel Griffiths, Matt Groening, Che Guevara, Jan Guillou, Thom Gunn, Sir John Gurdon, Alan Guth.

H
J.B.S. Haldane, Joe Haldeman, Peter Hankins, Kathleen Hanna, Lorraine Hansberry, Theodor W. Hänsch, Haim Harari, Ernie Harburg, Thomas Hardey, Sam Harris, Harry Harrison, Francis Bret Harte, Nina Hartley, Roy Hattersley, James A. Haught, Stephen Hawking, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bill Hayden, Chris Hayes, Judith Hayes, Pat Hayes, Stan Hayes, William Hazlitt, Amber Heard, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Georg W. F. Hegel, Hugh Hefner, Robert A. Heinlein, Claude Adrien Helvetius, Ernest Hemingway, Nat Hentoff, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Herring, Werner Herzog, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Peter Higgs, Ayaan Hirsi, Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Hitchens, Philip Hobsbaum, Douglas Hofstadter, Sidney Ho, Jerry Holkins, Ted Honderich, General Choi Hong-Hi, Gerard 't Hooft, Sidney Hook, O.K. Michel Houellebecq, A.E. Housman, John Houston, Edwin Powell Hubble, Howard Hughes, Rupert Hughes, David Hume, Nicholas Humphrey, Derek Humphry, John Humphrys, Aldous Huxley, Julian Sorell Huxley, Thomas Huxley, Jamie Hyneman.

I
Eric Idle, Robert G. Ingersoll, Eddie Izzard.

J
Susan Jacoby, Mick Jagger, William James, Thomas Jefferson, Stephan Jenkins, Penn Jillette, Hu Jintao, Steve Jobs, Billy Joel, Angelina Jolie, Frederic Joliot-Curie, Kirk Jones, S.T. Joshi, Lionel Jospin, James Joyce.

K
Joachim Kahl, Frida Kahlo, Wendy Kaminer, Jonathan Katz, Dawna Kaufmann, Kawaljeet Kaur, Diane Keaton, Ken Keeler, Maynard James Keenan, Helen Keller, Gene Kelly, Ludovic Kennedy, Skandar Keynes, Eli Khamarov, Omar Khayyám, Margot Kidder, Larry King, Stephen King, Alfred Kinsey, Kevin Kline, Kim Il-Sung, Florence King, Neil Kinnock, W.P. Kinsella, Michael Kinsley, August Kleinzahler, Kiera Knightley, Melvin Konner, Frank Kozik, Paul Krassner, Lawrence Krauss, Herbert Kroemer, Sir Harold Kroto, Ron Kuby, Stanley Kubrick, Milan Kundera, Paul Kurtz, Tony Kushner, Ray Kurzweil, Aleksander Kwaśniewski.

L
Burt Lancaster, John Landis, Fritz Lang, Ring Lardner Jr., Philip Larkin, Charles Laughton, Hugh Laurie, Mr. Lavanam, D. H. Lawrence, Cloris Leachman, Richard Leakey, Alexander I. Lebed, Simon Le Bon, Bruce Lee, Stewart Lee, Steven Lehar, Tom Lehrer, ike Leigh, Stanislaw Lem, Vladimir Lenin, John Lennon, Gerda Lerner, Primo Levi, Michael Lewis, Tom Leykis, G. Gordon Liddy, Abraham Lincoln, James Lipton, Jack London, Pierre Loti, Denis Loubet, Henry Louis, H. P. Lovecraft, Amy Lowell, Lucretius, Alexander Lukashenko, David Lynch.

M
Heather MacDonald, Alan Macfarlane, Seth MacFarlane, James Madison, Bill Maher, John Malkovich, Make Malloy, Barry Manilow, Marilyn Manson, Shirley Manson, Mao Zedong, Rudolph Marcus, Christopher Marlowe, Dave Matthews, George R.R. Martin, Michael Martin, Karl Marx, Nick Mason, Marcello Mastroianni, Henri Matisse, Dave Matthews, Armistead Maupin, Ernst Mayr, Paul Mazursky, Giuseppe Mazzini, Joseph McCabe, Joseph McCabe, Cormac McCarthy, John McCarthy, Malachy McCourt, Evelyn McDonnell, Ian McEwan, Todd McFarlane, Colin McGinn, Montana McGlynn, Sir. Ian McKellen, Sarah McLachlan, Alexander McQueen, Butterfly McQueen, Jonathan Meades, Herman Melville, H.L. Mencken, Antonio Mendoza, Stephen Merchant, George Meredith, Prosper Merimee, Jean Meslier, Tom Metzger, George Meyer, China Mieville, John Stuart Mill, Arthur Miller, Frank Miller, Jonathan Miller, Mike Mills, Tim Minchin, Marvin Minsky, Helen Mirren, Peter D. Mitchell, Warren Mitchell, Francois Mitterrand, Claude Monet, John Money, Jacques Monod, Julianne Moore, Robin Morgan, Henry Morgentaler, Desmond Morris, James Morrison, James Morrow, John Mortimer, Markos 'Kos' Moulitsas Z, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Martin Mull, Frank Mullen, Cillian Murphy, P.Z. Myers.

N
Vladimir Nabokov, Fridtjof Nansen, Taslima Nasrin, Ramendra Nath, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ted Nelson, Pablo Neruda, Mike Newdow, Paul Newman, Randy Newman, Thandie Newton, Mike Nichols, Jack Nicholson, Kai Nielsen, Oscar Niemeyer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Florence Nightingale, Robert Nozick, Gary Numan, Ronald Numbers, Paul Nurse, Diana Nyad.

O
Joyce Carol Oates, Dara O'Briain, Bob Odenkirk, Piergiorgio Odifreddi, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Bree Olson, George Orwell, Douglas Osheroff, Patton Oswalt, Ouida, Robert Dale Owen.

P
Niccolo Paganini, Camille Paglia, Thomas Paine, Olof Palme, James Parton, Andy Partridge, Mark Pauline, Linus Pauling, Philip K. Paulson, Ivan Pavlov, Leonard Peikoff, Sean Penn, Paul Pfalzner, Julia Phillips, Joaquin Phoenix, Ferdinand Piech, Marge Piercy, Massimo Pigliucci, Steven Pinker, Harold Pinter, Camille Pissarro, Brad Pitt, Edgar Allan Poe, Roman Polanski, Neal Pollack, Katha Pollitt, Karl Popper, Carolyn Porco, Natalie Portman, Paula Poundstone, Vladimir Pozner, Terry Pratchett, Paul Provenza, William B. Provine, Bill Pullman, Philip Pullman.

Q
Robin Quivers.

R
Daniel Radcliffe, Justin Raimondo, Ayn Rand, Lisa Randall, James Randi, Ron Reagan Jr., Lord Martin Rees, Christopher Reeve, Keanu Reeves, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Lord Colin Renfrew, Rick Reynolds, Michael Trent Reznor, Griff Rhys-Jones, Robert Coleman Richardson, Mordecai Richler, Christopher Ricks, Matt Ridley, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Brian Ritchie, Diego Rivera, Brad Roberts, Chris Robinson, Gene Roddenberry, Auguste Rodin, Richard Rodgers, Joe Rogan, Carl Rogers, Neil Rogers, Henry Rollins, Ray Romano, Andy Rooney, Philip Roth, Richard Rorty, Roberto Rossellini, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Arundhati Roy, William L. Rowe, Arthur Rubenstein, Jane Rule, Salman Rushdie, Douglas Rushkoff, Bertrand Russell, Karen Russell.

S
Oliver Sacks, Carl Sagan, Mona Sahlin, Sakala, Carl Sandburg, Margaret Sanger, George Santayana, Robert Sapolsky, Pamela Sargent, Sarmad, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marcus du Sautoy, Adam Savage, Max Sawicky, John Sayles, Arthur Schopenhauer, Olive Schreiner, Erwin Schrödinger, Franz Peter Schubert, Tom Schulman, Charles Schultz, Robert Schumann, Eugenie Scott, George C. Scott, Ridley Scott, John Searle, Sebasti, Will Self, Amartya Kumar Sen, Nick Seymour, Younus Shaikh, William Shakespeare, Claude Shannon, Omar Sharif, William Shatner, George Bernard Shaw, Anwar Sheikh, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Robert I. Sherman, Ariane Sherine, Michael Shermer, Clay Shirky, Robert Silverberg, Bob Simon, J.R. Simplot, Joe Simpson, Ali Sina, Frank Sinatra, Upton Sinclair, Peter Singer, Mano Singham, Stellan Skarsgard, Marie Sklodowska-Curie, B. F. Skinner, Quentin Skinner, J.J.C. Smart, George H. Smith, Michael Smith, Robert Smith, Warren Allen Smith, Lee Smolin, Steven Soderbergh, Todd Solondz, Edward Sorel, Annika Sorenstam, George Soros, Mira Sorvino, Herbert Spencer, Baruch de Spinoza, Benjamin Spock, Joseph Stalin, Richard Stallman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Pete Stark, Peter Steele, Gloria Steinem, Leslie Stephen, Bruce Sterling, Howard Stern, Wallace Stevens, Sting, Michael Stipe, Gregory Stock, Oliver Stone, Robert Stout, J. Michael Straczynski, Richard Strauss, Meryl Streep, Ken Stringfellow, Christer Sturmark, Wafa Sultan, Leonard Susskind, David Suzuki, Julia Sweeney, Matthew Sweet, Jonathan Swift, Max von Sydow.

T
William Howard Taft, Quentin Tarantino, James Taranto, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Raymond Joseph Teller, Studs Terkel, Theodorus, Louis Theroux, Emma Thompson, Uma Thurman, Pat Tillman, Leo Tolstoy, Michael Tooley, Linus Torvalds, Solomon Tulbure, Mao Tse-Tung, Ivan Turgenev, Ted Turner, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Tytla.

U
Björn Ulvaeus.

V
Ludwig van Beethoven, Paul Van Buren, Theo van Gogh (film director), Vincent van Gogh, Lucilio (Giulio Cesare) Vanini, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eddie Vedder, Martinus Veltman, Craig Venter, Jesse Ventura, Giuseppe Verdi, Paul Verhoeven, Gore Vidal, Voltaire, Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach, Max von Sydow, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Sarah Vowell.

W
Matt Wagner, Wilhelm Richard Wagner, Alice Walker, Robert Walpole, Annika Walter, Ibn Warraq, George Washington, Harry Waters, Rodger Waters, James Watson, Peter Watts, Sidney Webb, Steven Weinberg, Gene Weingarten, H. G. Wells, Joss Whedon, Walt Whitman, Earl Wild, Oscar Wilde, Gene Wilder, Harland Williams, Robin Williams, Sean Williams, Ted Williams, Bruce Willis, Ian Wilmut, David Sloan Wilson, Edward O. Wilson, Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine, Tom Wolfe, Lewis Wolpert, James Wood, Victoria Woodhull, Virginia Woolf, Mary Wollstonecraft, Steve Wozniak, Bruce Wright, Frances Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Wright, Wilhelm Wundt.

Y
Irvin D. Yalom.

Z
Frank Zappa, Michael Zaslow, Nick Zedd, Mark Zuckerberg.

Read An Atheist's Creed, by Mano Singham.