Interesting-awarded the honor just THIS past year even!!!!<quoted text>On the very good chance that you really are that ignorant:
"He [Higgs] is displeased that the Higgs particle is nicknamed the "God particle", as he believes the term "might offend people who are religious".
Usually this nickname for the Higgs boson is attributed to Leon Lederman, the author of the book The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?, but the name is the result of the insistence of Lederman's publisher: Lederman had originally intended to refer to it as the "goddamn particle"." - Wiki.
Lederman is known for his sense of humor and efforts to connect science at all levels with everyday people.
“I always wanted to be a standup comic. I didn't have the talent to do that but, among physicists, I'm great, because none of them can tell jokes,” Lederman said during an interview with the Academy of Achievement in 1992.
Leon Lederman is the 2012 recipient of the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Foundation. The annual award is given in memory of Vannevar Bush, who served as science advisor to President Franklin Roosevelt during World War II and was behind the creation of the National Science Foundation.
Eckstrom, E. "God particle' physicist Leon Lederman honored by National Science Foundation." Northwestern.Edu . 4/11/2012. Web. 1/5/2013.