10 celebs you didn't know were atheists

Feb 23, 2013 Full story: Salon 141

It's almost Oscar season, and we all know what that means: a parade of well-dressed, trophy-clutching men and women thanking their friends, family, spouses, and above all, God.

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“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#1 Feb 23, 2013
I was going to make a snide comment about celebs, but meh, read through the list anyway. There was one that shocked me, Brad Pitt is an atheist? Not sure I like that notion.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2 Feb 23, 2013
I assume US celebs? There are plenty (perhaps a majority?) outside of that secular country.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_atheists...
I don't know much about celebs but there are surely far more than ten. Vincent D'Onofrio has no religion, I believe. It would be a brave celeb who made religion any sort of issue as it wouldn't help their brand.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#3 Feb 23, 2013
"Faith in terms of religion, I don't, religion is not my specialty." source:
http://www.celebatheists.com/wiki/Johnny_Depp
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#4 Feb 23, 2013
I think if Jesus and Mo were born in our age they would probably be atheist..
https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com...
(I hope the link above will work on Topix)
Siro

Seven Hills, Australia

#5 Feb 24, 2013
Like wow dooooode!
If youre on TV, then your non belief must be absolutely true and applicable to everyone without exception.

PS. 95% of those 'celebrities' are non entities.

Barrel scrapers

“Naturalism - Nature is Enough”

Since: Nov 07

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#6 Feb 24, 2013
Siro wrote:
Like wow dooooode!
If youre on TV, then your non belief must be absolutely true and applicable to everyone without exception.
PS. 95% of those 'celebrities' are non entities.
Barrel scrapers
Calm down dear. It's just a news story. It was posted to Topix automatically by a 'robot'. AFAIAA no one is claiming their being atheists proves the atheist position.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#7 Feb 24, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
I was going to make a snide comment about celebs, but meh, read through the list anyway. There was one that shocked me, Brad Pitt is an atheist? Not sure I like that notion.
He is one of the most openly pro-choice, pro-gay, atheist celebs ever.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#8 Feb 24, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>He is one of the most openly pro-choice, pro-gay, atheist celebs ever.
Still don't like his acting. ;)
Siro

Brisbane, Australia

#9 Feb 24, 2013
Roland_Deschain wrote:
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Calm down dear. It's just a news story. It was posted to Topix automatically by a 'robot'. AFAIAA no one is claiming their being atheists proves the atheist position.
And Skeptic aka Thinking makes his reappearance!

“Naturalism - Nature is Enough”

Since: Nov 07

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#10 Feb 24, 2013
Siro wrote:
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And Skeptic aka Thinking makes his reappearance!
Thank you for the flattery. However, it is misplaced. I am perfectly capable of making a point without having to fall back on an alter ego and am not either of the posters you refer to.
True Christian witness

Tulsa, OK

#11 Feb 24, 2013
There are Atheists who pretend to be Christian, for the connections it brings them. Many are ministers and Bible scholars as well, making a living as a teacher of God's word is very lucrative, being an actor is just another job, even if you do not believe in God or the Bible, but you teach what people want to hear.
Siro

Australia

#12 Feb 24, 2013
True Christian witness wrote:
There are Atheists who pretend to be Christian, for the connections it brings them. Many are ministers and Bible scholars as well, making a living as a teacher of God's word is very lucrative, being an actor is just another job, even if you do not believe in God or the Bible, but you teach what people want to hear.
A 5th column pretty much.

“Naturalism - Nature is Enough”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#13 Feb 24, 2013
True Christian witness wrote:
There are Atheists who pretend to be Christian, for the connections it brings them. Many are ministers and Bible scholars as well, making a living as a teacher of God's word is very lucrative, being an actor is just another job, even if you do not believe in God or the Bible, but you teach what people want to hear.
Do they take something to stop them laughing?
Siro

Australia

#14 Feb 24, 2013
Roland_Deschain wrote:
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Do they take something to stop them laughing?
Yeah.....money.
Greed is their number 1 emotion

“Naturalism - Nature is Enough”

Since: Nov 07

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#15 Feb 24, 2013
Siro wrote:
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Yeah.....money.
Greed is their number 1 emotion
Do you have evidence? A link or two would be nice. Not from an apologetic site though.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#16 Feb 24, 2013
Roland_Deschain wrote:
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Do you have evidence? A link or two would be nice. Not from an apologetic site though.
Siro never has evidence, he's one of the liars for religion, all he likes to do is make assertions based on what he wants to be real.

“The Intrepid”

Since: Jun 10

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#17 Feb 24, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>He is one of the most openly pro-choice, pro-gay, atheist celebs ever.
He had problem cheating on Jennifer either. He's a jerk.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#18 Feb 25, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>He had problem cheating on Jennifer either. He's a jerk.
So ..... we know you want him.
ginger

Statesboro, GA

#19 Feb 25, 2013
US hosts Oscars; it means United States which is primarily
Christian with about 1% atheists....if talking of "Bollywood" event; means India & would have mainly Hinduism & fewer Muslims; then, Middle East would be primarily Muslim..atheism (no faith in God)..is low percentage in world.

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

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#20 Feb 25, 2013
ginger wrote:
US hosts Oscars; it means United States which is primarily
Christian with about 1% atheists....if talking of "Bollywood" event; means India & would have mainly Hinduism & fewer Muslims; then, Middle East would be primarily Muslim..atheism (no faith in God)..is low percentage in world.
Justifiable fears of the repercussions from religious nut-bags towards the non-believers that live amongst them is the number one thing that keeps the overall number of atheists worldwide from skyrocketing

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