Atheism activists

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  1. Frank Zappa
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    Frank Zappa

    90,201 views

    Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard Varèse, Igor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern, along with 1950s rhythm and blues music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drums in rhythm and blues bands; he later switched to electric guitar.


  2. Woody Allen
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    Woody Allen

    41,299 views

    Heywood "Woody" Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg, December 1, 1935) is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker and playwright, whose career spans more than 50 years.


  3. Joseph Stalin
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    Joseph Stalin

    34,197 views

    Joseph Stalin (/ˈstɑːlɪn/; birth surname: Jughashvili; 18 December 1878 – 5 March 1953) 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.


  4. Stephen Fry
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    Stephen Fry

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    Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist.


  5. Ricky Gervais
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    Ricky Gervais

    16,214 views

    Ricky Dene Gervais (/ərˈvz/; born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and musician.


  6. Stellan Skarsgård
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    Stellan Skarsgård

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    Stellan John Skarsgård (born 13 June 1951) is a Swedish actor. He is known for his roles as Jan Nyman in Breaking the Waves (1996), Prof. Gerald Lambeau in Good Will Hunting (1997), Bootstrap Bill in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Bill Anderson in Mamma Mia! (2008), Martin Vanger in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011), and Dr. Erik Selvig in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).


  7. Penn Jillette
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    Penn Jillette

    13,545 views

    Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955) is an American magician, juggler, comedian, musician, inventor, actor, and best-selling author known for his work with fellow magician Teller in the team Penn & Teller. He is also known for his advocacy of atheism, scientific skepticism, libertarianism and free-market capitalism.


  8. Vladimir Lenin
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    Vladimir Lenin

    7,565 views

    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Russian: Влади́мир Ильи́ч Улья́нов; ), alias Lenin (/ˈlɛnɪn/; Russian: Ле́нин; ) (22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1870 – 21 January 1924) was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia became a one-party socialist state; all land, natural resources, and industry were socialized into public property. Ideologically a Marxist, his political theories are known as Leninism.


  9. Tim Minchin
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    Tim Minchin

    9,039 views

    Timothy David "Tim" Minchin (born 7 October 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, and musician. He was born in Northampton, England, but raised in Perth, Western Australia.


  10. Ayn Rand
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    Ayn Rand

    6,950 views

    Ayn Rand (/ˈn ˈrænd/; born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum, Russian: Али́са Зино́вьевна Розенба́ум; February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957), and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful in America, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead.


  11. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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    Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    6,601 views

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali (born Ayaan Hirsi Magan, on 13 November 1969) is a Somali-born Dutch-American dual citizen activist, author, and politician. She is critical of female genital mutilation and Islam, and supportive of women's rights and atheism.


  12. Julia Sweeney
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    Julia Sweeney

    3,725 views

    Julia Anne Sweeney (born October 10, 1959) is an American actress, comedian and author. She is known for her role as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for her autobiographical solo shows. She played Mrs. Keeper in the film Stuart Little and voiced Brittany in Father of the Pride.


  13. Teller
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    Teller

    3,144 views

    Teller (born Raymond Joseph Teller; February 14, 1948) is an American magician, illusionist, actor, comedian, writer, director and half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, along with Penn Jillette. Teller usually does not speak during performances. He is an atheist, debunker, skeptic, and a fellow of the Cato Institute (a free market libertarian think tank which also lists Jillette as a fellow), an organization which featured prominently in the duo's Showtime television series Bullshit!. Teller legally changed his name from "Raymond Joseph Teller" to the mononym "Teller", and possesses a United States passport issued in that name.


  14. Christopher Hitchens
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    Christopher Hitchens

    1,719 views

    Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was a British author, religious and literary critic, and journalist. Hitchens later spent much of his career in the United States and became an American citizen.


  15. Richard Dawkins
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    Richard Dawkins

    2,026 views

    Clinton Richard Dawkins FRS FRSL (born 26 March 1941) is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and writer. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008.


  16. Pelin Batu
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    Pelin Batu

    3,317 views

    Pelin Batu (born 27 December 1978, in Ankara) is a Turkish author, actress, historian, and television personality.


  17. Theo van Gogh
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    Theo van Gogh

    1,365 views

    Theodoor "Theo" van Gogh (23 July 1957 – 2 November 2004) was a Dutch film director, film producer, columnist, author and actor. Van Gogh worked with the Somali-born writer and politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali to produce the short film Submission (2004), which criticized the treatment of women in Islam. On 2 November 2004, Van Gogh was murdered by Mohammed Bouyeri, a Dutch-Moroccan Muslim. The last film Van Gogh had completed before his death, 06/05, was a fictional exploration of the assassination of Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn.


  18. Leon Trotsky
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    Leon Trotsky

    1,414 views

    Leon Trotsky (/ˈtrɒtski/; Russian: Лев Дави́дович Тро́цкий; born Lev Davidovich Bronshtein; 7 November [O.S. 26 October] 1879 – 21 August 1940) was a Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founding leader of the Red Army.


  19. Daniel Dennett
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    Daniel Dennett

    797 views

    Daniel Clement Dennett III (born March 28, 1942) is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields related to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.


  20. Karl Marx
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    Karl Marx

    886 views

    Karl Marx (/mɑrks/; 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist. Born in Prussia (now Rhineland-Palatinate), he later became stateless and spent much of his life in London. Marx's work in economics laid the basis for much of the current understanding of labour and its relation to capital, and subsequent economic thought. He published numerous books during his lifetime, the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867–1894).


  21. Douglas Adams
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    Douglas Adams

    850 views

    Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist.


  22. Baba Amte
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    Baba Amte

    1,041 views

    Murlidhar Devidas Amte, popularly known as Baba Amte (26 December 1914 – 9 February 2008) was an Indian social worker and social activist known particularly for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people suffering from leprosy.


  23. Philip Pullman
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    Philip Pullman

    688 views

    Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) is a British writer. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. In 2008, The Times named Pullman one of the "50 greatest British writers since 1945".


  24. Madalyn Murray-O'Hair
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    Madalyn Murray-O'Hair

    811 views

    Madalyn Murray O'Hair (née Mays; April 13, 1919 – September 29, 1995), who also used multiple pseudonyms (her most preferred being M. Bible), was an American atheist activist, founder of American Atheists, and the organization's president from 1963 to 1986. She created the first issues of American Atheist Magazine. One of her sons, Jon Garth Murray, became the nominal president of the organization from 1986 to 1995, but she remained de facto president during these nine years.


  25. Dmitry Puchkov
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    Dmitry Puchkov

    617 views

    Dmitry Yuryevich Puchkov (Russian: Дмитрий Юрьевич Пучков; born August 2, 1961), also known as Goblin and Starshiy Operupolnomocheniy Goblin, is an English-to-Russian movie and video game translator, script-writer, and author. His alternative voice-over translations of famous Hollywood movies are widely known both for their perceived profanity and humour. Puchkov's translation of the Russian gangster film Bumer is his only work on Russian movies and was the last "alternative dubbing" of his studio Bozhya Iskra. Puchkov is also a popular blogger and film reviewer.


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