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Dan4reason
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12/28/2011 12:43:31 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Douglas Adams, writer of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.
Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer.
Kevin Bacon, Actor.
Keri Byron, one of the people in Mythbusters.
James Cameron, creator of Avatar.
Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author.
Jamie Hyneman, one of the mythbusters.
Bruce Lee, martial artist and actor.
George Orwell, writer of 1984.
Brad Pitt, actor.
Daniel Radcliff, Harry Potter actor.
Ayn Rand, writer of Fountainhead.
Keanu Reeves, actor in the Matrix.
Andy Serkis, actor for Gollum.
Robert Lewis Stephenson, author for Treasure Island.
Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook.
Lance Armstrong, biker.
Jack Nickolson, actor.
Angeline Jolie, actress.
Adam Savage, mythbusters person.
Thomas Edison, inventor.
Mark Twain, writer of Tom Sawyer.
Edgar Allan Poe, poet.
Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist.
Helen Keller, famous disabled person.
Susa B. Anthony, women's rights leader.
William Shatner, actor for William Kurk in Star Trek.
ethang5
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2/18/2015 12:13:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/28/2011 12:43:31 AM, Dan4reason wrote:

Douglas Adams, writer of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.
Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer.
Kevin Bacon, Actor.
Keri Byron, one of the people in Mythbusters.
James Cameron, creator of Avatar.
Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author.
Jamie Hyneman, one of the mythbusters.
Bruce Lee, martial artist and actor.
George Orwell, writer of 1984.
Brad Pitt, actor.
Daniel Radcliff, Harry Potter actor.
Ayn Rand, writer of Fountainhead.
Keanu Reeves, actor in the Matrix.
Andy Serkis, actor for Gollum.
Robert Lewis Stephenson, author for Treasure Island.
Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook.
Lance Armstrong, biker.
Jack Nickolson, actor.
Angeline Jolie, actress.
Adam Savage, mythbusters person.
Thomas Edison, inventor.
Mark Twain, writer of Tom Sawyer.
Edgar Allan Poe, poet.
Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist.
Helen Keller, famous disabled person.
Susa B. Anthony, women's rights leader.
William Shatner, actor for William Kurk in Star Trek.

FAMOUS CHRISTIANS

Almost everyone else.
Benshapiro
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2/18/2015 7:39:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I was just wondering to myself the other day what famous atheist thinkers there were. Not many. I guess Stephen Hawking is probably the most notable.
ChristianPunk
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2/18/2015 7:51:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/18/2015 12:13:48 PM, ethang5 wrote:
At 12/28/2011 12:43:31 AM, Dan4reason wrote:

Douglas Adams, writer of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.
Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer.
Kevin Bacon, Actor.
Keri Byron, one of the people in Mythbusters.
James Cameron, creator of Avatar.
Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author.
Jamie Hyneman, one of the mythbusters.
Bruce Lee, martial artist and actor.
George Orwell, writer of 1984.
Brad Pitt, actor.
Daniel Radcliff, Harry Potter actor.
Ayn Rand, writer of Fountainhead.
Keanu Reeves, actor in the Matrix.
Andy Serkis, actor for Gollum.
Robert Lewis Stephenson, author for Treasure Island.
Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook.
Lance Armstrong, biker.
Jack Nickolson, actor.
Angeline Jolie, actress.
Adam Savage, mythbusters person.
Thomas Edison, inventor.
Mark Twain, writer of Tom Sawyer.
Edgar Allan Poe, poet.
Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist.
Helen Keller, famous disabled person.
Susa B. Anthony, women's rights leader.
William Shatner, actor for William Kurk in Star Trek.


FAMOUS CHRISTIANS

Almost everyone else.

Famous muslims, Hindus, and other religions. Almost everyone else. Dave Chappelle and Ice Cube are members of Islam and let's not forget the Jewish people.
Envisage
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2/18/2015 7:58:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/18/2015 7:51:01 PM, ChristianPunk wrote:
At 2/18/2015 12:13:48 PM, ethang5 wrote:
At 12/28/2011 12:43:31 AM, Dan4reason wrote:

Douglas Adams, writer of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.
Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer.
Kevin Bacon, Actor.
Keri Byron, one of the people in Mythbusters.
James Cameron, creator of Avatar.
Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author.
Jamie Hyneman, one of the mythbusters.
Bruce Lee, martial artist and actor.
George Orwell, writer of 1984.
Brad Pitt, actor.
Daniel Radcliff, Harry Potter actor.
Ayn Rand, writer of Fountainhead.
Keanu Reeves, actor in the Matrix.
Andy Serkis, actor for Gollum.
Robert Lewis Stephenson, author for Treasure Island.
Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook.
Lance Armstrong, biker.
Jack Nickolson, actor.
Angeline Jolie, actress.
Adam Savage, mythbusters person.
Thomas Edison, inventor.
Mark Twain, writer of Tom Sawyer.
Edgar Allan Poe, poet.
Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist.
Helen Keller, famous disabled person.
Susa B. Anthony, women's rights leader.
William Shatner, actor for William Kurk in Star Trek.


FAMOUS CHRISTIANS

Almost everyone else.

Famous muslims, Hindus, and other religions. Almost everyone else. Dave Chappelle and Ice Cube are members of Islam and let's not forget the Jewish people.

The Jews put all other religious groups to shake with their nibel prize count, especially considering their relative population size.
Burzmali
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2/18/2015 8:03:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/18/2015 7:39:15 PM, Benshapiro wrote:
I was just wondering to myself the other day what famous atheist thinkers there were. Not many. I guess Stephen Hawking is probably the most notable.

Kurt Vonnegut, Ambrose Bierce, Bertrand Russell...
Welfare-Worker
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2/19/2015 2:31:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Thomas Paine, author of "Common Sense", sometimes referred to as the fuse that lite the American Revolution.

Synopsis

Thomas Paine was an influential 18th-century writer of essays and pamphlets. Among them were "The Age of Reason," regarding the place of religion in society; "Rights of Man," a piece defending the French Revolution; and "Common Sense," which was published during the American Revolution. "Common Sense," Paine's most influential piece, brought his ideas to a vast audience, swaying (the otherwise undecided) public opinion to the view that independence from the British was a necessity.
YassineB
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2/19/2015 4:33:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/18/2015 7:58:39 PM, Envisage wrote:
The Jews put all other religious groups to shake with their nibel prize count, especially considering their relative population size.

- That's just one side of it.
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Envisage
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2/19/2015 5:39:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/19/2015 4:33:45 PM, YassineB wrote:
At 2/18/2015 7:58:39 PM, Envisage wrote:
The Jews put all other religious groups to shake with their nibel prize count, especially considering their relative population size.

- That's just one side of it.

Ok...
RoderickSpode
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2/19/2015 5:53:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/28/2011 12:43:31 AM, Dan4reason wrote:
Douglas Adams, writer of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.
Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer.
Kevin Bacon, Actor.
Keri Byron, one of the people in Mythbusters.
James Cameron, creator of Avatar.
Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author.
Jamie Hyneman, one of the mythbusters.
Bruce Lee, martial artist and actor.
George Orwell, writer of 1984.
Brad Pitt, actor.
Daniel Radcliff, Harry Potter actor.
Ayn Rand, writer of Fountainhead.
Keanu Reeves, actor in the Matrix.
Andy Serkis, actor for Gollum.
Robert Lewis Stephenson, author for Treasure Island.
Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook.
Lance Armstrong, biker.
Jack Nickolson, actor.
Angeline Jolie, actress.
Adam Savage, mythbusters person.
Thomas Edison, inventor.
Mark Twain, writer of Tom Sawyer.
Edgar Allan Poe, poet.
Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist.
Helen Keller, famous disabled person.
Susa B. Anthony, women's rights leader.
William Shatner, actor for William Kurk in Star Trek.
Why do you accuse Thomas Edison of being an atheist?
RoderickSpode
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2/19/2015 5:55:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/19/2015 2:31:42 PM, Welfare-Worker wrote:
Thomas Paine, author of "Common Sense", sometimes referred to as the fuse that lite the American Revolution.

Synopsis

Thomas Paine was an influential 18th-century writer of essays and pamphlets. Among them were "The Age of Reason," regarding the place of religion in society; "Rights of Man," a piece defending the French Revolution; and "Common Sense," which was published during the American Revolution. "Common Sense," Paine's most influential piece, brought his ideas to a vast audience, swaying (the otherwise undecided) public opinion to the view that independence from the British was a necessity.
Thomas Paine was a deist, not an atheist.
Welfare-Worker
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2/19/2015 7:11:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/19/2015 5:55:26 PM, RoderickSpode wrote:
At 2/19/2015 2:31:42 PM, Welfare-Worker wrote:
Thomas Paine, author of "Common Sense", sometimes referred to as the fuse that lite the American Revolution.

Synopsis

Thomas Paine was an influential 18th-century writer of essays and pamphlets. Among them were "The Age of Reason," regarding the place of religion in society; "Rights of Man," a piece defending the French Revolution; and "Common Sense," which was published during the American Revolution. "Common Sense," Paine's most influential piece, brought his ideas to a vast audience, swaying (the otherwise undecided) public opinion to the view that independence from the British was a necessity.
Thomas Paine was a deist, not an atheist.

There are a lot of quotes pointing to Paine being a Deist.
I will for the time being concede he was a Deist.
When I was establishing TJ as a Deist I found many contacts between the two men where Paine wanted TJ to be more outspoken against religion.
All of my notes on Paine do show him to be a Deist.
By my memory I had too much difficulty establishing Paine as a Deist, searches this date show that to be easy to do.
It had appeared to me that Paine was taking the advise of TJ, Franklin, and others to soften his message, so as to not alienate the Christians.
It seemed he put a Deist foot forward to win supporters, but I can find none of that today.
You may know that TJ once said "I am a Christian, a sect of one." That sort of thing.
So for the time being I agree with you, Paine was a Deist.
Thanks for the correction.

Cheers
RoderickSpode
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2/20/2015 9:48:10 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/19/2015 7:11:01 PM, Welfare-Worker wrote:
At 2/19/2015 5:55:26 PM, RoderickSpode wrote:
At 2/19/2015 2:31:42 PM, Welfare-Worker wrote:
Thomas Paine, author of "Common Sense", sometimes referred to as the fuse that lite the American Revolution.

Synopsis

Thomas Paine was an influential 18th-century writer of essays and pamphlets. Among them were "The Age of Reason," regarding the place of religion in society; "Rights of Man," a piece defending the French Revolution; and "Common Sense," which was published during the American Revolution. "Common Sense," Paine's most influential piece, brought his ideas to a vast audience, swaying (the otherwise undecided) public opinion to the view that independence from the British was a necessity.
Thomas Paine was a deist, not an atheist.

There are a lot of quotes pointing to Paine being a Deist.
I will for the time being concede he was a Deist.
When I was establishing TJ as a Deist I found many contacts between the two men where Paine wanted TJ to be more outspoken against religion.
All of my notes on Paine do show him to be a Deist.
By my memory I had too much difficulty establishing Paine as a Deist, searches this date show that to be easy to do.
It had appeared to me that Paine was taking the advise of TJ, Franklin, and others to soften his message, so as to not alienate the Christians.
It seemed he put a Deist foot forward to win supporters, but I can find none of that today.
You may know that TJ once said "I am a Christian, a sect of one." That sort of thing.
So for the time being I agree with you, Paine was a Deist.
Thanks for the correction.

Cheers
No problem at all. Thanks!
ethang5
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2/23/2015 11:28:50 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/18/2015 7:58:39 PM, Envisage wrote:
At 2/18/2015 7:51:01 PM, ChristianPunk wrote:
At 2/18/2015 12:13:48 PM, ethang5 wrote:
At 12/28/2011 12:43:31 AM, Dan4reason wrote:

Douglas Adams, writer of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.
Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer.
Kevin Bacon, Actor.
Keri Byron, one of the people in Mythbusters.
James Cameron, creator of Avatar.
Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author.
Jamie Hyneman, one of the mythbusters.
Bruce Lee, martial artist and actor.
George Orwell, writer of 1984.
Brad Pitt, actor.
Daniel Radcliff, Harry Potter actor.
Ayn Rand, writer of Fountainhead.
Keanu Reeves, actor in the Matrix.
Andy Serkis, actor for Gollum.
Robert Lewis Stephenson, author for Treasure Island.
Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook.
Lance Armstrong, biker.
Jack Nickolson, actor.
Angeline Jolie, actress.
Adam Savage, mythbusters person.
Thomas Edison, inventor.
Mark Twain, writer of Tom Sawyer.
Edgar Allan Poe, poet.
Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist.
Helen Keller, famous disabled person.
Susa B. Anthony, women's rights leader.
William Shatner, actor for William Kurk in Star Trek.


FAMOUS CHRISTIANS

Almost everyone else.

Famous muslims, Hindus, and other religions. Almost everyone else. Dave Chappelle and Ice Cube are members of Islam and let's not forget the Jewish people.

The Jews put all other religious groups to shake with their nibel prize count, especially considering their relative population size.

Necessity is the mother of invention.
Adversity is the father of invention.