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Who is your favorite Atheist?

Anyone in history...which ones do you admire?

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Carl Sagan. He first got me interested in science. It was a stepping stone to my freethinking which is who I am today. I greatly admire the man and his legacy.

balou Level 7 May 16, 2018

Truth!

@balou Yes!!!!

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George Carlin

George was so funny and made his points about his atheism and being funny about it. How many people could pull that one off? Not many.

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Bill Maher

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George Carlin as someone else also stated.

SLBushway Level 5 May 15, 2018
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ME ...

jlynn37 Level 7 May 15, 2018

I will add that Robert G. Ingersoll, Bertrand Russell, Carl Sagan are tops on my list

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Among the living: Tracie Harris, of "The Atheist Experience." I admire her clarity of thought, her honesty, the completeness of her presentations, the gentle & respectful way she addresses the show's callers, and her good-natured & sometimes bawdy sense of humor. She's taken atheism to the Ambassador level, and yet she's still very approachable in person.

Godot Level 5 May 16, 2018

I'd love to meet Tracy. She s one of the quickest thinking and best at expressing herself of any I've ever listened to.

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Carl Sagan. That man was a legend. A true luminary. And one of the smartest and nicest people to ever live, or so I've been told. A rare breed indeed.

Kafir Level 6 May 16, 2018

I posted the same.

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So many to choose from, but Jonathan Miller is pretty awesome.

cool. thanks for posting!

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Bertrand Russell
His books literally changed my life

Me too. Me too.

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Hitch.

I don't always agree with him, but he can tell you to go fuck yourself so eloquently.

Sunishine Level 5 May 16, 2018

If you wanted to debate Hitch, you were asking for a technical knockout!

@balou So true. That man was the most brilliant debater around.

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My kids, and, me....they are so strong. And, any who have fought for the right to think. No matter the race...

Exactly what I was going to say

@ashortbeauty Great minds think a like!!!! 😀😁😀😁

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Hitchens, Dawkins, James Randi, Stephen Hawking, and PZ Myers pop to mind first. Long list though, and I just finished Penn Jillett’s “God, No,” so he is close also.

c45parks Level 2 May 16, 2018
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Me.

Clare Level 7 May 15, 2018
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Me.

NotAndrew Level 6 May 15, 2018
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Me

Forgot about Carlin. Loved that guy

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The man i admired the most was without question the late great Christopher Hitchens followed closely by prof. Richerd Dawkins and Sam Harris

All three are three of my own favorites.

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Matt Dillahunty

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Me. 😋

Seriously, I have many favourites, including Ingersoll, Dawkins, Hitchens, Dillahunty, Harris, Minchin, Hawking, Carroll, Ra, Sagan, and probably a lot I've missed.

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Was David Silverman until he did some awful shit that got him fired from American Atheists. Richard Dawkins is unashamedly Atheist and is an excellent representative of non-believers.

Marz Level 6 May 16, 2018
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The living....Tyson, Gervais, Jefferies.
The no longer with us.... Hawking and Carlin.

Sticks48 Level 7 May 16, 2018
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Dawkins...a beautifully scientific man....but I must say that Ricky Gervais has made me laugh most recently

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Stephen Hawking. I was so upset when he passed.

Vicki2018 Level 5 May 16, 2018

Same here..

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Sam Harris. Also props to comedian Jim Jefferies and former NFL running backs Arian Foster and Robert Smith.

Check out Jim Jefferies:

AlanMargu Level 3 May 15, 2018

Foster. Good one.

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ME! oh and Nikola Tesla

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The late Steven Hawking

N7EIE Level 5 May 15, 2018
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