Many memories ago...I was Pa-ra. (parathalyn) wrote in tx_atheists,
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A Call for Names

I'd like to put together a list of confirmed, famous Atheists/Agnostics/Skeptics (current & historical). For confirmation, I'm going with a direct quote stating such or stating opposition to religion. Does anyone know of any great websites to visit on this topic or can list off some for me? If you know which they are (Atheist, Agnostic, etc.), please note that too. Thanks everyone!

Here's what I have so far:


Current
Allen, Woody (Atheist, actor, comedian)
Buffet, Warren (Agnostic, investor)
Carlin, George (Atheist, comedian, writer)
Clarke, Sir Arthur C. (scientist, writer)
Dawkins, Richard (Atheist, biologist, writer)
Difranco, Ani (Atheist, feminist, singer, open bisexual)
Eco, Umberto (Agnostic, semiotician, medivalist, writer)
Griffin, Kathy (Atheist, comedian)
Harris, Sam (Atheist, neuroscientist, writer)
Hitchens, Christopher (Atheist, writer)
Jenkins, Stephan (Atheist, musician, Third Eye Blind)
Jillette, Penn (Atheist, magician)
Johnson, Ellen (American Atheists)
Jolie, Angelina (not confirmed)
Kwaśniewski, Aleksander (Atheist, former president of Poland)
Lagos, Ricardo (Agnostic, president of Chile)
Miller, Jonathan (Atheist, director, physician)
Reagan, Ron (Atheist, journalist, Creative Coalition, son of Ronald Reagan)
Rooney, Andy (Atheist/Agnostic)
Rove, Karl (reported Agnostic)
Smoker, Barbara (Humanist?, writer)
Stone, Matt (Atheist/Agnostic, creator of South Park)
Sweeney, Julia (Atheist, actress, comedian)
Teller (Atheist, magican)
Toynbee, Polly (Atheist, columnist in The Guardian)
Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Vonnegut, Kurt (Atheist, writer)
Watson, James D. (Atheist, genetist)
Weinberg, Steven (Atheist, physicist)
Whedon, Joss (Atheist, director)



Historical
Adams, Douglas ("radical" Atheist, writer)
Adorno, Theodor (not confirmed)
Armstrong, Lance (Atheist, cyclist)
Asimov, Isaac (Atheist, science fiction writer)
Camus, Albert (Atheist, absurdist philosopher, writer)
Crick, Francis (Atheist/Agnostic, genetist)
Darwin, Charles (Agnostic, biologist, writer, theory of evolution by natural selection)
Durkheim, Émile (Agnostic, sociologist)
Einstein, ALbert (not confirmed)
Feynman, Richard (Atheist, physicist)
Goldman, Emma (writer on Atheism)
Huxley, Thomas Henry (Agnostic)
Ingersoll, Robert (Agnostic, poltician)
Marx, Karl (philosopher, writer)
Mitchell, Peter D. (Atheist, biochemist, mother was Atheist)
Nietzsche, Friedrich (philosopher, writer)
O'Hair, Madalyn Murray (founder of American Atheists)
Protagoras (Agnostic/Humanist, Greek philosopher)
Roddenberry, Gene (Atheist, science fiction writer)
Russell, Bertrand (Atheist/Agnostic, mathematician, philosopher)
Sagan, Carl (Atheist/Agnostic)
Sartre, Jean-Paul (Atheist, philosopher, writer)
Shelley, Percy Bysshe (Atheist, poet)
Templeton, Charles (Atheist/Agnostic, writer)
Twain, Mark (Agnostic, writer)


X-posted to atheist & tx_atheists.

Resources being used to make this list:
http://www.jmarkgilbert.com/atheists.html
http://www.celebatheists.com/index.php?title=Main_Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_atheists
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_atheists
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