Here’s an interesting question. Who are the most famous atheists and agnostics. This is a really really interesting list. A lot more people than I thought are on the list. So rent lifestyle. Put this together.
Well we’ll go through a few of them here. I actually ranked them. I’m going to give you the top 20. But first of all let me say that I purposely left off the ones that are obvious the ones that are like almost most are known for their atheism. So Richard Dawkins Christopher Hitchens Sam Harris love all those guys to death. They’re the best but I’m leaving them off the list on purpose because they’re specifically kind of known for that. Even Bill Maher comedian very well-known atheist George Carlin same thing. So they’re off the list on purpose so don’t worry I didn’t forget about them. They’re in their own separate special category. But let me give you the other ones. The most famous atheists and agnostics.
Number 20 Steve Wozniak. He’s one of the founders of Apple. He says he quote falls somewhere in the middle of atheism and agnosticism. Pretty cool to have a guy like that here. Then we have Billy Joel atheist Joaquin Phoenix. Quote I don’t believe in God. I don’t believe in an afterlife. I don’t believe in soul. I don’t believe in anything. I think it’s totally right for people to have their own beliefs if it makes them happy. But to me it’s a pretty preposterous idea. Could agree with him more there buddy. Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter.
Apparently an atheist James Cameron director Lance Armstrong Jodie Foster Seth MacFarlane, of course, the creator of Family Guy and Cosmos. Now Bruce Lee legend Bruce Lee. He said he was influenced by different religions but he considers himself to be an atheist. Mick Jagger atheist John Lennon atheist and now let’s get to the top ten
Number Ten. Jack Nicholson said quote I don’t believe in God now.
But he added I can still work up an envy for someone who has a faith. I can see how that could be a deeply soothing experience. So that’s interesting there’s a lot. And by the way the diversity of beliefs on this list it’s actually white as well because you have between atheists and agnostics and also people who have different feelings and beliefs towards religion to some of these guys or hostels or religion like I am. Others say well look I see some reason for it even though I don’t agree with it.
Number 9 Jesse Ventura, of course, former governor now big time conspiracy theorist former wrestler just an all around are really really interesting guy. I certainly don’t agree with him on everything. I do agree with him on some things.
Number eight. Rafael Nadal. Of course the incredibly talented tennis player.
Number seven Howard Stern he says quote In a typical Howard Stern way here’s what happens when you die. You sit in a box and get eaten by worms. I guarantee you that when you die nothing cool happens. That’s a Howard Stern comment.
Number six now for the record the reason I put it in this order is half because I wanted to put them in this order. But the other half is because I feel obligated to put them in this order by popular demand. I guess you could say.
And that’s why Brad Pitt is number six. Brad Pitt arguably the best looking man in the history of the universe according to some people I’m sure. That is why he’s number six and he’s a decent actor in my opinion. Some people might attack me and say How dare you only call him decent. OK he’s good he’s a good actor. They’re just not big into all this stuff anyway.
Number five Angelina Jolie. Again I felt obligated. She said there doesn’t have to be a god for me. There’s something in people that spiritual that is God like. So she’s one of those kind of like New Age atheists that still has like weird spiritual beliefs. I disagree with her on that stuff. But nonetheless she’s an atheist.
Number four Mark Zuckerberg the guy who’s worth 97 quadrillion dollars. Of course founder of Facebook creator of Facebook.
Number three Bill Gates, of course, another guy worth nine thousand four hundred and six septillion dollars founder of Microsoft creator of Microsoft. And now we get to my two favorites.
Number two the great Albert Einstein Albert Einstein is the man.
There’s a little bit of controversy over this one. I have to say because there are some quotes of his where he references God and a lot of Christians and deists like to use that in their favor. But if you look at the totality of his quotes he doesn’t believe in God in the way that you think he does. He uses that to represent nature. So that’s not God he’s just using it in that way. And here’s a quote here that sets it to rest for me. Albert Einstein said quote The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses. The Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can for me change this. So the dude is at at least an agnostic. That to me sounds like an atheist certainly an anti-theist brilliant guy. Obviously one of the smartest people that ever lived and number one. Who the heck beat out Albert Einstein you’re ready for this.
Number one. Stephen Hawking the only guy that is arguably is smarter than Albert Einstein. Just an amazing guy. He deserves the number one position. Ladies and gentlemen on this alone I rest my case.
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