Many people who are not, shall we say, "mainstream" often feel isolated. Even when they are in a crowd they can feel alone.
However, with the advent of the internet people are able to find others like themselves. This website is a good example of that.
It's have been my personal experience that people get angry or feel threatened when they find someone is an atheist. I've not threatened them in any way, shape or form. I assume that my being an atheist threatens their beliefs. That I challenge them.
In fact the only time I do challenge someone on their religious beliefs, or mis-beliefs is when they challenge me or verbally attack me.
I've never been physically attacked for being a atheist. I sure there are those that have.
The point of this group is to show others like me that they are not alone. In fact, some well known people are atheists.

Celebrity Atheists

A
Forrest J. Ackerman
Douglas Adams
Phillip Adams
Brandy Alexandre
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Tariq Ali
Woody Allen
Shulamit Aloni
Thomas J. Altizer
Natalie Angier
Lance Armstrong
Liv Arnesen
Madison Arnold
Isaac Asimov
Peter William Atkins
B
Kevin Bacon
Russell Baker
J.G. Ballard
Iain M. Banks
Clive Barker
Dan Barker
MC Paul Barman
Dave Barry
Richard Bartle
Bill Bass
Steve Benson
Ingmar Bergman
Pierre Berton
Matt Besser
Paul Bettany
Björk
Susan Blackmore
Bill Blass
Jim Bohanan
Sir Herman Bondi
Pierre Boulez
T. Coraghessan Boyle
Nathaniel Branden
Marlon Brando
Richard Branson
Berkeley Breathed
Julia Hartley Brewer
Marcus Brigstocke
Isaac Brock
Rodney Brooks
Andrew Brown
Derren Brown
Peter Buck
Gabriel Byrne
John Byrne
C
Dean Cameron
Mike Carey
George Carlin
John Carmack
Adam Carolla
John Carpenter
Asia Carrera
Fidel Castro
Stephen Chapman
Dov Charney
Vic Chesnutt
Noam Chomsky
Mohammed Choukri
Robin Christopher
Chumbawamba
Alexander Cockburn
Billy Connolly
John Conway
Alex Cox
Wayne Coyne
Francis Crick
David Cronenberg
David Cross
Alan Cumming
Justin Currie
D
Ron Dakron
Rodney Dangerfield
Julia Darling
Russell T Davies
Mark Jonathan Davis
William B. Davis
Richard Dawkins
Jeff Dee
Daniel Dennett
David Deutsch
Ani DiFranco
Micky Dolenz
Amanda Donohoe
Phil Donahue
Natalie Dormer
Roddy Doyle
E
Christopher Eccleston
Dean Edell
Jonathan Edwards
Paul Edwards
Greg Egan
Barbara Ehrenreich
Paul Ehrlich
Bret Easton Ellis
Harlan Ellison
Warren Ellis
William Empson
Garth Ennis
Brian Eno
Hugh Everett
F
Oriana Fallaci
Diane Farr
David Feherty
Jules Feiffer
Larry Fessenden
Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach
Richard Feynman
Harvey Fierstein
Bob Fingerman
Reginald Finley
Brian Flemming
Larry Flynt
Dario Fo
Dave Foley
Peter Fonda
James Forman
Jodie Foster
John Fowles
Robin Lane Fox
Stephen Fry
G
Noel Gallagher
Janeane Garofalo
Bob Geldof
Jack Germond
Ricky Gervais
Prabhir Ghosh
David Gilmour
Ira Glass
G cont.
James Gleick
Jean Luc Godard
Theo van Gogh
Al Goldstein
Nadine Gordimer
Michael Goudeau
Richard E. Grant
A. C. Grayling
Stephen Greenblatt
Susan Greenfield
Germaine Greer
Kathy Griffin
Rachel Griffiths
H
Joe Haldeman
Kathleen Hanna
Yip Harburg
Harry Harrison
Sam Harris
Nina Hartley
Roy Hattersley
James A. Haught
Bill Hayden
Judith Hayes
Stan Hayes
Robert Heinlein
Nat Hentoff
Katharine Hepburn
Richard Herring
Paul Hester
Christopher Hitchens
Douglas Hofstadter
Jerry Holkins
Ted Honderich
General Choi Hong-Hi
Sidney Hook
Derek Humphry
I
Eddie Izzard
J
Penn Jillette
Billy Joel
Angelina Jolie
Kirk Jones
K
Wendy Kaminer
Alex Kapranos
Jonathan Katz
Dawna Kaufmann
Kawaljeet Kaur
Diane Keaton
Ken Keeler
Ludovic Kennedy
Kevin Kline
Skandar Keynes
Eli Khamarov
Kim Il-Sung
Florence King
Neil Kinnock
W. P. Kinsella
Michael Kinsley
Melvin Konner
Frank Kozik
Kramer
Paul Krassner
Ron Kuby
Milan Kundera
Paul Kurtz
L
Artie Lange
Ring Lardner Jr.
Hugh Laurie
Mr. Lavanam
Cloris Leachman
Richard Leakey
Alexander I. Lebed
Bruce Lee
Stewart Lee
Tom Lehrer
Mike Leigh
Stanislaw Lem
Vladimir Lenin
Gerda Lerner
Michael Lewis
Tom Leykis
James Lipton
Denis Loubet
H.P. Lovecraft
Arjen Lucassen
M
Heather Mac Donald
Norm Macdonald
Seth MacFarlane
Bill Maher
John Malkovich
Mike Malloy
'Manda
Barry Manilow
Shirley Manson
Mao Zedong
Michael Martin
Karl Marx
Nick Mason
Armistead Maupin
John McCarthy
Malachy McCourt
Evelyn McDonnell
Ian McEwan
Todd McFarlane
Montana McGlynn
Sir Ian McKellen
Alexander McQueen
Butterfly McQueen
Jonathan Meades
Antonio Mendoza
Stephen Merchant
Tom Metzger
Arthur Miller
Frank Miller
Jonathan Miller
Mike Mills
Tim Minchin
Marvin Minsky
Warren Mitchell
John Money
Hans Moravec
Desmond Morris
James Morrow
John Mortimer
Markos 'Kos' Moulitsas Z
Frank Mullen
Cillian murphy
N
Taslima Nasrin
Ramendra Nath
Ted Nelson
Randy Newman
Mike Nichols
Jack Nicholson
Kai Nielsen
Oscar Niemeyer
Friedrich Nietzsche
Robert Nozick
Gary Numan
Ronald Numbers
O
Bob Odenkirk
Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Patton Oswalt
P
Camille Paglia
Andy Partridge
Mark Pauline
Leonard Peikoff
Paul Pfalzner
Julia Phillips
Joaquin Phoenix
Ferdinand Piech
Steven Pinker
Brad Pitt
Neal Pollack
Sarah Polley
Katha Pollitt
Paula Poundstone
Vladimir Pozner
Terry Pratchett
Paul Provenza
Q
Robin Quivers
R
Daniel Radcliffe
Justin Raimondo
Ayn Rand
James Randi
Ray Romano
Ron Reagan Jr.
Carl Reiner
Rick Reynolds
Griff Rhys-Jones
Mordecai Richler
Christopher Ricks
Matt Ridley
Brian Ritchie
Brad Roberts
Chris Robinson
Gene Roddenberry
Richard Rodgers
Joe Rogan
Neil Rogers
Henry Rollins
Andy Rooney
Richard Rorty
Arundhati Roy
Jane Rule
Salman Rushdie
Douglas Rushkoff
Karen Russell
S
Oliver Sacks
Mona Sahlin
Sandbox
Robert Sapolsky
Pamela Sargent
Max Sawicky
John Sayles
Tom Schulman
Eugenie Scott
Captain Sensible
Nick Seymour
Omar Sharif
Robert I. Sherman
Michael Shermer
Robert Silverberg
Sarah Silverman
Claude Simon
Simplot, J.R.
Joe Simpson
Slayer
J.J.C. Smart
Robert Smith (football)
George H. Smith
Robert Smith
Lee Smolin
Steven Soderbergh
Todd Solondz
Annika Sorenstam
George Soros
Joseph Stalin
Richard Stallman
Victor Stenger
Bruce Sterling
Howard Stern
J. Michael Straczynski
Ken Stringfellow
Julia Sweeney
Matthew Sweet
T
James Taranto
Teller
Studs Terkel
Louis Theroux
Pat Tillman
Tom Tomorrow
Tool
Linus Torvalds
Solomon Tulbure
Ted Turner
Bill Tytla
V
Eddie Vedder
Paul Verhoeven
Gore Vidal
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Sarah Vowell
W
Matt Wagner
Annika Walter
Harry Waters
Roger Waters
James Watson
Peter Watts
Steven Weinberg
Gene Weingarten
Joss Whedon
Gene Wilder
Harland Williams
Sean Williams
Ted Williams
Ian Wilmut
Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine
Tom Wolfe
Lewis Wolpert
Steve Wozniak
Bruce Wright
Y
Irvin D. Yalom
Z
Frank Zappa
Zarkov
Nick Zedd

Agnostic

A

* Amy Alkon
* Martin Amis
* Piers Anthony
* Margaret Atwood
* Richard Avedon

B

* Michelle Bachelet
* Antonio Banderas
* Nick Becker
* Burton C. Bell
* Monica Bellucci
* Sir Harrison Birtwistle
* Lewis Black
* Susie Bright
* Warren Buffett
* Gene Burns
* Kurt Busiek

C

* Dick Cavett
* Winston Churchill
* Helen Clark
* Robert X. Cringely

D

* Charles Darwin
* Alan Dershowitz
* Richard Dreyfuss

E

* Umberto Eco
* Zac Efron
* Bart Ehrman

F

* Timothy Ferris
* Carrie Fisher
* William Friedkin
* Robbie Fulks

G

* Bill Gates
* Candace Gingrich
* Stephen Jay Gould
* Matt Groening
* Bob Guccione

H

* Robert (Bob) James Lee Hawke
* Stephen Hawking
* David Horowitz
* Thomas Huxley

I

* Ibn Warraq

J

* Robert Jastrow
* Matt Johnson

K

* Jack Kevorkian
* Larry King
* Tony Kushner

L

* Gypsy Rose Lee
* Rick London

M

* Dave Matthews
* Ron Moore
* Scott Mosier

N

* Larry Niven
* Bill Nye

P

* Neil Peart
* Sean Penn
* Brad Pitt
* Roman Polanski

R

* Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
* Keanu Reeves
* Ed Robertson

S

* Carl Sagan
* Dan Savage
* Robert J. Sawyer
* Adrienne Shelly
* Michael Shermer
* Rod Steiger
* Al Stewart

T

* James Taylor
* Charles Templeton
* Uma Thurman
* Ted Turner

W

* George Will
* George F Will
* Robert Anton Wilson

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