Who's Who Among the Godless
Atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, Brights… no matter what you call them,
non-believers are a growing segment of the U.S. population -- some estimate as
high as 14%. They're also exerting more and more influence on public life.
Atheism-themed books like "The End of Faith" now sit alongside "The
Purpose-Driven Life" on bestseller lists, and atheist viewpoints are
consistently represented in public debates over intelligent design, church-state
separation, and other topics. Who's leading the charge? The ten men and women
here represent the most prominent people in non-belief today, from academia to
publishing to entertainment to activism.
Click through this gallery to see who's who among the godless.