'Atheist of the Week' Archive

Ayn Rand

October 12th, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 32 comments

Welcome to a special edition of Atheist Of The Week, wherein we shall explore the life and philosophy of the intellectual and literary giant Ayn Rand, in ...

Steven Pinker

September 21st, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 17 comments

Steven Pinker is a respected experimental psychologist, popular science writer, and academic ping-pong ball bouncing back and forth from MIT to Harvard, currently residing in the ...

Stanislaw Lem

September 13th, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 20 comments

Ever read Polish science fiction? What about Polish science fiction written by an atheist, for whom arguing theology with Karol Wojtyla (better known as Pope John Paul ...

Taslima Nasrin

August 29th, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 22 comments

Although many subjects of our Atheist of the Week column have led interesting lives, Taslima Nasrin, our featured atheist this week, deserves special kudos. Born ...

John Carmack

August 22nd, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 16 comments

Born on August 20, 1970, Atheist of the Week John Carmack is the co-founder/lead technical director of the controversial yet pioneering game development house, id ...

George Soros

August 17th, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 8 comments

George Soros, AKA: The Man Who Broke the Bank of England, was born August 12, 1930, in Budapest, Hungary. Son of Teodoro Schwartz, a Hungarian Jew, ...

Percy Bysshe Shelley

August 12th, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 5 comments

Born on August 4th, 1792, Percy Bysshe Shelley is considered among "The Big Six"--six literary figures who are regarded as the core of the Romantic ...

Tom Leykis

August 1st, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 6 comments

Tom Leykis: iconoclast, atheist, Champion of Masculinity or Demonic Misogynist, (depending on your point of view), our Atheist of the Week segment takes a look at the ...

Simone de Beauvoir

April 11th, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 41 comments

January 9, 1908 - April 14, 1986 For most Americans who grew up in the 60's and 70's hearing the term, "the Beaver" hearkens back to nostalgic ...

David Cross

April 3rd, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 31 comments

David Cross was born in Atlanta Georgia on April 4th, 1964 but grew up in Roswell Georgia. He attended Emerson College in Massachusetts but dropped out ...

Pete Stark

March 14th, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 3 comments

The atheist everyone has been talking about this week is Pete Stark. He was elected to the House of Representatives on January 3rd, 1973. He ...

David Gilmour

March 6th, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 19 comments

I'm an atheist, and I don't have any belief in an afterlife, you could say that I'm resigned to the fact that this wonderful life that we get here is ...

Ira Glass

February 27th, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 18 comments

I just find I don't believe in God. It just doesn't seem to be true, and no amount of thinking about it seems to make it true. It seems inherently ...

Iain Banks

February 20th, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 2 comments

"The Universe says simply, but with every possible complication, 'Existence' and it neither pressures us nor draws us out, except as we allow. It all boils down to nothing, and ...

Charles Darwin

February 11th, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 6 comments

Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England on 12 February 1809 at The Mount, the house his father built in 1800 near the River Severn. He is most renowned ...