— Mark Zuckerberg , American entrepreneur who co-founded the social networking site Facebook.
“I think there is a puritanical wind that is blowing. I have never seen such a lack of separation between church and state in America.”
— Kevin Bacon, American Actor best known for Footloose, Apollo 13, A Few Good Men, Frost/Nixon etc.
“I don’t believe in God now. I resist all established beliefs. My religion basically is to be immediate, to live in the now. It’s an old cliche, I know, but it’s mine. I envy people of faith. I’m incapable of believing in anything supernatural. So far, at least. Not that I wouldn’t like to. I mean, I want to believe. I do pray. I pray to something … up there. I have a God sense. It’s not religious so much as superstitious. It’s part of being human, I guess … Do unto others: How much deeper into religion do we really need to go?”
— Jean-Paul Sartre, American Actor Jack Nicholson, Esquire, January 2004
“I am also atheist or agnostic (I don’t even know the difference). I’ve never been to church and prefer to think for myself. I do believe that religions stand for good things, and that if you make irrational sacrifices for a religion, then everyone can tell that your religion is important to you and can trust that your most important inner faiths are strong.”
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Sir Ian McKellen
Ron Reagan Jr.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“When I got untethered from the comfort of religion, it wasn’t a loss of faith for me, it was a discovery of self. I had faith that I’m capable enough to handle any situation. There’s peace in understanding that I have only one life, here and now, and I’m responsible.”
— Brad Pitt, actor and humanitarian