Top Ten Atheists

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1 Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.

His thoughts are deep and he is very radical

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2 Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins

One just has to admire his patience when he is arguing with all those stupid believers. Pretty much everyone else would just give up.

I am glad this guy is 1! Great guy. - gemcloben

Richard dawkins is such an embarrassment for atheists. He is such a jerk and always so rude. He understands nothing about religion or its followers. Same with hitchens. Please atheists. if you want sanity, try Neil Degrasse Tyson or Stephen Hawking. Stop flocking to these rude morons who speak on topics they have zero authority on. He contributes to the divide between religion and atheism and because of people like him, our progress towards world peace is being hindered. - GrimmShady

"...stupid believers..."
Do you, as do Dawkins and Hawking, believe that SOMETHING can come from NOTHING?
Do you reject the Aristotlean principle of first cause?
If so, it's clear who the "stupid believer" is.

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3 Christopher Hitchens

I'm actually a very religious person, but I respect Christopher Hitchens. While I disagree with him, he is an incredible orator. He's quick, witty, funny, and just plain likable. And his arguments tend to be a little more creative. A teenage YouTube atheist could fill in Dawkins's shoes in a debate and you wouldn't be able to tell the difference because he has nothing interesting to say.

His political views might have been terrible but his way of representing atheists is something that millions of us will always love him for. Thank you Hitchens you are always missed.

Although I love Dawkins and his clear, concise arguments put religious people in their place, no-one can be as funny, charismatic and true as Hitchens. His Hitchslaps are relevant and funny,RIP Hitch!

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4 Jean Meslier
5 Epicurus Epicurus
6 George Carlin George Carlin V 1 Comment
7 Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking Stephen William Hawking is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

He recently stated publicly that he is indeed an atheist.

Greatest mind of the century.

Smartest man alive, definitely an Atheist. Religion would kill too many brain cells

Smartest person ever! He made pig progress in astrophysycs.

8 Baron d’Holbach
9 Carl Sagan Carl Sagan Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences.

In my opinion Carl is the smartest person ever to live.

10 Ludwig Feuerbach

Along with Nietzsche, an ideological forefather to the nightmare of Naziism.

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11 Pierre Laplace
12 Sam Harris

The best rational debater, his backyard diamond analogy is fantastic.

I can watch him on YouTube for hours. - Fjunegull

The man is a genius.
He is rational.
Laconic as he is, he can run circles in any theist debate.
He should tie with Dawkins - Robobrain

13 Bertrand Russell
14 Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was a Georgian dictator, and was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state.
15 Johann Goethe

Goethe was not an atheist.
He rebelled against organized religion, dabbled in pantheism, but at heart remained a Christian, albeit an unorthodox one.

16 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.
17 Lawrence Krauss

Simply the most intelligent human being on this planet.

18 Bill Maher Bill Maher William "Bill" Maher is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host.

I don't agree with some of his political views, but he is pretty funny and smart - ryanrimmel

19 Ludwig Buchner
20 Daniel Dennett
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