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Old 10-19-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Norwalk, CT
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Default Who is your favorite famous atheist?

For me, it's a tie betwen Dan Barker and Christopher Hitchens. I love Christopher's accent and answers, and I love Dan Barker's logic and answers to the most difficult questions. I have spent hours watching debates on YouTube. They are both excellent debaters IMO. They make Dinesh D'Souza look stupid! Who is your favorite atheist?
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: the dirty south
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Frank Zappa
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:16 AM
 
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I have several including Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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Robert Green Ingersoll, Samuel Clemens...
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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Kurt Vonnegut
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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George Carlin
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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Richard Feynman and Katharine Hepburn. (Although it seems like Hepburn occasionally sounded agnostic) Douglas Adams and Isaac Asimov are also two of my favorite writers, but I don't know if they're two of my favorite people as such.

Of living atheists who are somewhat activist about it, Stephen Hawking and Julia Sweeney.

Take that with a grain of salt as I'm Catholic, but I think those are respectable choices.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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John Lennon. I regret that he will not be around to talk with in eternity; same with Thomas Jefferson. I'll just have to make do with Mark Twain and Joan of Arc...
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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Samuel Clemens...
You don't seem to have read the same things of his that I have. He was against all hypocrisy and pretension associated with religion, and ridiculed it mercilessly (and brilliantly), but he expressed a sincere belief in God in many ways.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.
Thomas Jefferson
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