The coolest atheist.

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  1. Axcess

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    For atheists and agnostics here I got a question . Who is to you the coolest atheist ? To me is Christopher Hitchens. The way he owns religious guys in debates is awesome .
     
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    Richard Dawkins is my hero, but Hitchens is definitely a close second.
     
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    Sam Harris, author of Letter to a Christian Nation. An excellent read.
     
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    Well, it really depends in what context. When it comes to debates, I like Hitchens. However, when it comes to the general public's perception of the non-religious, I'd like someone who tends to be little less of an ass.
     
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    Well Christopher Hitchens is the Chuck Norris of religion . He destroy their arguments in matters of seconds , exposing their bullshit.
     
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    Myself actually.
     
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    Yeah and hot too.
     
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    Ha, Isn't Catherine MacKinnon an atheist too? She's pretty hot for an older, feminist ;) I love her ... either way.

    Hm, I'm going to google that.

    There's just a lot of people in southern Texas who need some lip from atheists.
     
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    Nina Hartley.
     
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    He's the hero of every 14 year old!!
     
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    It's funny that Christopher Hitchens is the exact opposite of his bro, Peter (fundamentalist).

    Dawkins is a bit annoying - he seems to be a fanatical atheist, in the same way that some ppl are crazily religious.
     
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    Never heard of ANY of the aforementioned so i'll opt for Charles Darwin.
     
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    Bullshit.

    He is a scientist first and foremost and has written far more about science than about religion. His main beef is with ignorant bigots, especially those polluting our side of the pond.
     
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    Why does being a science writer preclude him from being a fanatical atheist? I think he tends to rant and use emotional arguments, quite frequently...plus, I'm not convinced he understands that much about religion.

    I agree he points the finger, fairly, at ignorant bigots - but often (not always) what he seems to criticise about religion, is the behaviour and misinterpretations made by these bigots...
     
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    I don't think it's bullshit. Sure hes a scientiest, and a good one at that....but hes still very fanatical. Like the fanatical creatonists, hes not willing to compromise at all. And to be honest that's not a good trait to be found in anyone.

    I agree with you on the point that he does argue with ignorant biggots, but like joll says he doesn't seem to understand much about religion at the same time.
     
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    I'd have to say my own personal favorite: George Carlin. I bet he's down there right now, screaming up at us!
     
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    That Buddha dude, Confucius, Socrates, Archimedes and me.

    Not necessarily in that order.
     
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    Buddha was an atheist? You have some wires crossed.
     
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    You have 50 minutes to edit. :tongue:
     
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    Notthe7's sexy self, obviously. :)
    A distant second would be Herman Philipse. :09:
     
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