10 celebs you didn't know were atheists

10 celebs you didn't know were atheists

There are 142 comments on the Salon story from Feb 23, 2013, titled 10 celebs you didn't know were atheists. In it, Salon reports that:

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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EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#101 Mar 11, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Talking of Marcus Brigstocke...
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(Thanks to RP listing 'Celeb' atheists)
Thinking

Winsford, UK

#102 Mar 11, 2013
Mine's the same set, albeit with a different video. It's a great rant, especially for those christians who say nothing is ever said about islam.

Seen Brigstocke twice now, do recommend seeing him live.
EdSed wrote:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =42p2SO5wQagXX
(Thanks to RP listing 'Celeb' atheists)

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#103 Mar 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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In logic, an argumentum ad populum (Latin for "appeal to the people") is a fallacious argument that concludes a proposition to be true because
many or most people believe it.
In other words, the basic idea of the argument is: "If many believe so, it is so."
In 1400 most people believed Earth was flat, Earth was round.:-)
Well, that was a totally irrelevant reply.
Lincoln

United States

#104 Mar 11, 2013
VATICAN CITY (RNS) As if the task of choosing the Vicar of Christ and the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics wasn’t daunting enough, the voting must also take place under the gaze of Michelangelo’s brilliant but imposing frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.

That’s what the late Pope John Paul II decreed when he rewrote the conclave rules in 1996, and so it shall be starting Tuesday (March 12)— and for however many days it takes the 115 cardinal-electors to choose a successor to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who retired last month.
Lincoln

United States

#105 Mar 11, 2013
madscot wrote:
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Well, that was a totally irrelevant reply.
seemed to be using the bandwagon fallacy as well

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#106 Mar 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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seemed to be using the bandwagon fallacy as well
Stop being reasonable every 50th post, because I have to actually agree with you here, and I don't like agreeing with someone who has demonstrated a complete lack of connection to the real world, especially when that same person has also done what they are accusing the other of.
Lincoln

United States

#107 Mar 11, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Stop being reasonable every 50th post, because I have to actually agree with you here, and I don't like agreeing with someone who has demonstrated a complete lack of connection to the real world, especially when that same person has also done what they are accusing the other of.
I am getting tired of atheists truly, they seem so unhappy and often bitter. Would rather believe in something than spread a philosophy of nothing.:-)
Lincoln

United States

#108 Mar 11, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
and even more
Dean Cameron
James Cameron
Eddie Campbell
Albert Camus
Mike Carey
George Carlin
John Carmack
Rudolf Carnap
Adam Carolla
John Carpenter
Asia Carrera
Jimmy Carr
Fidel Castro
James Chadwick
David Chalmers
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Stephen Chapman
Dov Charney
Anton Chekhov
Nikolay Chernyshevsky
Vic Chesnutt
Noam Chomsky
Mohammed Choukri
Robin Christopher
Chumbawamba
Arthur C. Clarke
Jeremy Clarkson
Nick Clegg
William Kingdon Clifford
Alexander Cockburn
Billy Connolly
John Conway
Jim Cornette
Alex Cox
Brian Cox
Wayne Coyne
Wes Craven
Francis Crick
George Washington Crile
David Cronenberg
David Cross
Alan Cumming
Pierre Curie
Justin Currie
Ron Dakron
Jean le Rond d'Alembert
Rodney Dangerfield
Julia Darling
Clarence Darrow
Russell T Davies
Mark Jonathan Davis
William B. Davis
Richard Dawkins
Moshe Dayan
Kim Deal
David DeCoteau
Jeff Dee
Samuel R. Delany
Guillermo del Toro
Augustus De Morgan
Daniel Dennett
David Deutsch
Catherine Deveny
Marlene Dietrich
Ani DiFranco
Paul Dirac
Cory Doctorow
Micky Dolenz
Stanley Donen
Amanda Donohoe
Natalie Dormer
Roddy Doyle
Marcel Duchamp
Marcus du Sautoy
Reads like names in a telephone directory.
Sartre seem atheist and I respected him.
Posters on this thread advocating atheism seem so filled with hate.:-)
Thinking

Winsford, UK

#109 Mar 11, 2013
To paraphrase Sartre, I respect your right to think like a retard.
Lincoln wrote:
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Reads like names in a telephone directory.
Sartre seem atheist and I respected him.
Posters on this thread advocating atheism seem so filled with hate.:-)

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#110 Mar 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Do you think Jewsus was a blue eyed blonde, too?
No
Waiting for you to learn to spell Jesus :-)
~click~

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#111 Mar 11, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Talking of Marcus Brigstocke, he was on excellent form at my local theatre the Friday before last.
Here he is on BBC Radio 4 a couple of years ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =l5pARGk5S4QXX
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Thanks, I will check it out tomorrow, I have some time to do nothing, for a change

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#112 Mar 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Reads like names in a telephone directory.
Sartre seem atheist and I respected him.
Posters on this thread advocating atheism seem so filled with hate.:-)
~click~
Lincoln

United States

#113 Mar 12, 2013
Thinking wrote:
To paraphrase Sartre, I respect your right to think like a retard.
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Jefferson on Ideas competing.
Atheists have their place in society.

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#114 Mar 12, 2013
over 200 Protestant Gospel scholars mostly employed at religious colleges and seminaries, undertook in 1985 a multi-year investigation into the historicity of the statements and deeds attributed to Jesus in the New Testament. They concluded that only 18% of the statements and 16% of the deeds attributed to Jesus had a high likelihood of being historically accurate. So, in a very real sense fundamentalists—who claim to believe in the literal truth of the Bible—are not followers of Jesus Christ; rather, they are followers of those who, decades or centuries later, put words in his mouth.
Lincoln wrote:
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Jefferson on Ideas competing.
Atheists have their place in society.
Lincoln

United States

#115 Mar 12, 2013
swerty wrote:
over 200 Protestant Gospel scholars mostly employed at religious colleges and seminaries, undertook in 1985 a multi-year investigation into the historicity of the statements and deeds attributed to Jesus in the New Testament. They concluded that only 18% of the statements and 16% of the deeds attributed to Jesus had a high likelihood of being historically accurate. So, in a very real sense fundamentalists—who claim to believe in the literal truth of the Bible—are not followers of Jesus Christ; rather, they are followers of those who, decades or centuries later, put words in his mouth.
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Yes
Was on NPR, remember listening.
From a historical viewpoint interesting alas of limited value. The Bible has many translations and interpretations.
Read "Misquoting Jesus" by Bart D.Ehrman
Bible has ideas.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#116 Mar 12, 2013
I am surprised to see Morgan Freeman on that list.
Lincoln

United States

#117 Mar 12, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
I am surprised to see Morgan Freeman on that list.
Thinking people are often on and off the list, doubt and belief are human. Admire certainty :-)
Thinking

Winsford, UK

#118 Mar 12, 2013
Morgan told CNN in 2010 he wasn't a man of god and he believed in evidence based decision making.

I guess with America being as grudge bearing as it is, few people in the commercial world feel able to say outright that they are Atheists.
emperorjohn wrote:
I am surprised to see Morgan Freeman on that list.
Lincoln

United States

#119 Mar 12, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Morgan told CNN in 2010 he wasn't a man of god and he believed in evidence based decision making.
I guess with America being as grudge bearing as it is, few people in the commercial world feel able to say outright that they are Atheists.
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When did I say I was a ‘man of god’?…[I am a man of] faith! There’s a big difference… We take a lot of what we’re talking about in science on faith. We posit a theory… and until it’s disproven, we have faith that it’s true. If the mathematics work out, then it’s true. Until it’s proven to be untrue. Morgan Freeman
Jimmy

London, UK

#120 Mar 12, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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When did I say I was a ‘man of god’?…[I am a man of] faith! There’s a big difference… We take a lot of what we’re talking about in science on faith. We posit a theory… and until it’s disproven, we have faith that it’s true. If the mathematics work out, then it’s true. Until it’s proven to be untrue. Morgan Freeman
People only believe in stuff that they don't already take for granted.

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