About 1/3 of the world's population or about 2.33 billion people are Christian. About 23% of the world's population or about 1.57 billion people are Muslim…
This fall, for the first time in U.S. history, an openly atheist candidate is running for Congress. James Woods, obviously a Democrat, is seeking to represent the very Republican 5th Congressional District in Arizona. There are no openly atheist members of Congress. So far, only one sitting congressman, Pete Stark of California, has ever admitted to being an atheist while in office. First elected in 1972, Stark came out of the atheist closet back in 2007, but he lost his re-election bid in 2012.
You can stop posting that stupid crap about Einstein the student "embarrassing" an atheist professor. First, there is no evidence it never happened. Second, Einstein was in no way a christian. Letter to Eric Gutkind, January 3, 1954: "The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this. "
Bill Gates - Business magnate, investor, philanthropist & author. He is the co-founder, former CEO & current Chairman of Microsoft. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people & was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009. In 2000, Gates & his wife founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As of 2007, they were the second-most generous philanthropists in America, having given over $28 billion to charity. They plan to eventually give 95% of their wealth to charity.
Edgar Allen Poe - American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.
Andrew Carnegie - industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He was also one of the most important philanthropists of his era. He built Pittsburgh's Carnegie Steel Company, which was later merged with Elbert H. Gary's Federal Steel Company and several smaller companies to create U.S. Steel. With the fortune he made from business among others he built Carnegie Hall. Later founded a university, a museum and others.
Marie Curie - French-Polish physicist and chemist, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris (La Sorbonne), and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.
Helen Keller - American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled, and was outspoken in her anti-war convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, socialism, and other radical left causes. She was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 1971.
Phyllis Diller - legendary comedian & actress. She created a stage persona of a wild-haired and eccentrically dressed housewife who made self-deprecating jokes about her age and appearance, her terrible cooking, and a husband named "Fang", while pretending to smoke from a long cigarette holder. Diller's signature was her unusual laugh.
William Shatner - Actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director. Most famous for playing Captain of the USS Enterprise James T. Kirk on Star Trek. Also played T.J. Hooker on the TV show of the same name. Most recently played Denny Crane on The Practice and is currently acting in Priceline commercials.