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List of Converts to Nontheism

This list of converts to nontheism includes individuals who formerly identified with a religious affiliation but have since then openly rejected their former religion and became religiously unaffiliated. The list is organised by former religious affiliation.

Former Christians

Name Country Notes
John Abraham India Bollywood actor born to a Zoroastrian mother and a Marthomite Syrian Christian father; left Christianity and became an agnostic atheist.[1][2][3]
Jacinda Ardern New Zealand Prime minister of New Zealand; raised Mormon, became agnostic.[4]
Dan Barker[5] United States Former preacher turned atheist activist and co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Ingmar Bergman[6] Sweden Film director whose father was a parson; stated he lost his faith at age 8, but did not fully come to terms with that until making Winter Light.
Napoleon Bonaparte[7] France Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815; was raised Catholic.[8]
Bob Brown[9] Australia Australian senator and former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens.
Warren Buffett[10] United States American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world[11][12] and has a net worth of US$88.9 billion as of December 2019, making him the fourth-wealthiest person in the world.[13] Was raised as a Presbyterian, but has since described himself as agnostic.[10]
Bart Campolo[14] United States Humanist chaplain and son of pastor Tony Campolo.
Fidel Castro Cuba Cuban communist revolutionary and politician; Prime Minister of Cuba (1959-1976), and President (1976-2008); baptized into the Roman Catholic Church at the age of eight; later became an atheist.[15]
Nikolay Chernyshevsky[16] Russia Revolutionary democrat, materialist philosopher, critic, and socialist.
Winston Churchill United Kingdom Prime Minister; christened in the Church of England,[17] converted to agnosticism.[18]
Helen Clark New Zealand Prime Minister; raised Presbyterian, converted to agnosticism.[19]
Pat Condell United Kingdom Writer, political commentator, comedian and atheist internet personality.[20]
Charles Darwin[21][22] United Kingdom British naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution; raised as a Unitarian, later became an agnostic.
Richard Dawkins United Kingdom British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author; was brought up as an Anglican until ceasing to believe in a deity in his teens, concluding that the theory of evolution was a better explanation for life's complexity.
Jerry DeWitt United States Former pastor of two evangelical churches; publicly converted to atheism in 2011 after twenty-five years of Christian ministry.[23] He has written a book based on his career and experiences entitled Hope After Faith.[24]
Matt Dillahunty United States Public speaker, raised Southern Baptist, considered becoming a minister. His religious studies, instead of bolstering his faith as he intended, led him to no longer believe in Christianity and then all religions.
Jonathan Edwards[25] United Kingdom Former British triple jumper; former Olympic, Commonwealth, European and World champion; formerly a devout Christian, and even presented episodes of the BBC Christian worship programme Songs of Praise.
Ricky Gervais United Kingdom Actor, abandoned Christianity at the age of eight.[26]
Julia Gillard Australia Prime Minister; brought up in the Baptist faith, then became an atheist[27][28]
Mikhail Gorbachev Soviet Union Ruler of the USSR; baptized Russian Orthodox, became an atheist.[29]
Ariana Grande United States Singer, raised Catholic, but abandoned it because of the Catholic Church's stance on homosexuality.[30][31][32]
Bob Hawke[33] Australia Former politician who served as the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991.
Francois Hollande France French president, was raised Catholic, but became an agnostic later in life.[34] He now considers himself to be an atheist,[35] but still professes respect for all religious practices.[36]
Kim Il-sung[37][38] North Korea North Korean leader, was raised in a Presbyterian family.
Abraham Kovoor[39] India Indian professor and rationalist, noted for Abraham Kovoor's challenge.
Vladimir Lenin[40] Soviet Union Russian revolutionary, then ruler of the USSR; was baptized into Orthodox Christianity but later renounced his belief in God.
Emmanuel Macron[41] France President of France, raised in a non-religious family, he was baptized a Roman Catholic at his own request at age 12.[42]
Karl Marx Germany Philosopher; baptised into the Lutheran Church.
Joseph McCabe[43] United Kingdom Ordained as "Father Antony", but left the Catholic priesthood and abandoned theism; then wrote The Totalitarian Church of Rome and stated that "Atheism will in this century be the common attitude of civilized people."
François Mitterrand France President of France; his family was devoutly Catholic,[44] became agnostic following an observation of Nazi concentration camps at the end of World War II.[45]
Benito Mussolini[46] Italy Italian politician, journalist and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 to his ousting in 1943.
Friedrich Nietzsche[47] Germany German philosopher, poet, cultural critic and classical philologist.
Millosh Gjergj Nikolla Albania Albanian poet and writer; trained to be an Orthodox priest, but became an atheist.[48]
Nathan Phelps[49] Canada American Canadian author and LGBT rights activist; son of Fred Phelps.
Brad Pitt[50] United States Actor; raised as a Southern Baptist.
Michael Shermer[51] United States American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and editor-in-chief of its magazine Skeptic.
Joseph Stalin Soviet Union Russian revolutionary, then ruler of the USSR; studied to be an Orthodox priest but became an agnostic after reading Karl Marx's books.[52]
Julia Sweeney United States American actress, comedian and author.[53][54]
Charles Templeton Canada Co-founder of Youth for Christ; rejected Christianity for agnosticism after a struggle with doubts.[55]
Josip Broz Tito Yugoslavia Leader of the Yugoslav Partisans (Europe's most effective anti-Nazi resistance movement); revolutionary and statesman; Roman Catholic[56] who became an atheist.[57][58]
Michael J. Totten United States American journalist and author.[59]

Former Buddhists

Name Country Notes
Mao Zedong[60] China Communist revolutionary, politician and socio-political theorist and founding father of the People's Republic of China

Former Hindus

Former Muslims

Javed Akhtar is a noted Indian writer and lyricist.
Former Muslim and Dutch politician Ehsan Jami was one of the two founders of the Central Committee for Ex-Muslims.[69]

Former Jews

Name Country Notes
Jack Cohen United Kingdom Reproductive biologist; worked with science fiction writers; co-wrote books including Evolving the Alien; his grandfather was a rabbi; he attended synagogue for cultural reasons, but was an atheist[125]
Émile Durkheim France Sociologist descended from a long line of rabbis; had an interest in religion as a social phenomenon; wrote The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life; was an agnostic by adulthood;[126] besides an interest, he saw some value in religion, but stated, "We must discover the rational substitutes for these religious notions that for a long time have served as the vehicle for the most essential moral ideas."[127]
Rebecca Goldstein United States Novelist and professor of philosophy; born into an Orthodox Jewish family; has an older brother who is an Orthodox rabbi; in 2011 she was named AHA's Humanist of the Year,[128] and is an atheist[129]
Carlo Strenger Switzerland Swiss-Israeli psychologist who describes his transition from Orthodox Judaism to secular atheism as the defining experience of his life[130]
Mark Zuckerberg United States Computer programmer and internet entrepreneur; one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook; raised Jewish, had his bar mitzvah when he turned 13;[131] but has since described himself as an atheist[132][133][134]

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  4. ^ "The politics of life: The truth about Jacinda Ardern". The New Zealand Herald. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 2017.
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  56. ^ Richard West, Tito and the Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia, p.211, Carroll & Graff, 1996 ISBN 0-7867-0332-6
    "In one of his talks with Church officials, Tito went so far as to speak of himself 'as a Croat and a Catholic', but this comment was cut out of the press reports on the orders of Kardelj."
  57. ^ Nikolaos A. Stavrou (ed.), Mediterranean Security at the Crossroads: a Reader, p.193, Duke University Press, 1999 ISBN 0-8223-2459-8
  58. ^ Vjekoslav Perica, Balkan Idols: Religion and Nationalism in Yugoslav States, p.103, Oxford University Press US, 2004 ISBN 0-19-517429-1
  59. ^ Totten, Michael J. (April 6, 2004). "Fighting Dirty". World Affairs Journal. American Peace Society. Archived from the original on October 27, 2015. Retrieved 2015. I'm not a Christian anymore, but I know if I were I would think it a desecration.
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  72. ^ John Carlin (August 5, 2005). "Zackie's story: The man who took on Mbeki - and won". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved 2007. A homosexual, an atheist, and a militant anti-apartheid campaigner whose political ideas were forged on an intense reading of Marx, Lenin, and Trotsky...
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  82. ^ Political Islam in Turkey by Gareth Jenkins, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, p. 84; ISBN 0230612458
  83. ^ Atheism, Brief Insights Series by Julian Baggini, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009; ISBN 1402768826, p. 106.
  84. ^ Islamism: A Documentary and Reference Guide, John Calvert John, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008; ISBN 0313338566, p. 19.
  85. ^ ...Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the secular Turkish Republic. He said: "I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea..." The Antipodean Philosopher: Interviews on Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand, Graham Oppy, Lexington Books, 2011, ISBN 0739167936, p. 146.
  86. ^ Phil Zuckerman, John R. Shook, The Oxford Handbook of Secularism, Oxford University Press, 2017, ISBN 0199988455, p. 167.
  87. ^ Tariq Ramadan, Islam and the Arab Awakening, Oxford University Press, 2012, ISBN 0199933731, p. 76.
  88. ^ "Atatürk ?slam için ne dü?ünüyordu? - Türkiye Haberleri - Radikal". July 22, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-07-22.
  89. ^ On 1 November 1937, his speech in parliament he said:

    It is known by the world that, in our state administration, our main program is the Republican People's Party program. The principles it covers are the main lines that illuminate us in management and politics. But these principles should never be held equal to the dogmas of books that are assumed to have descended from the sky. We have received our inspirations directly from life, not from sky or unseen. (Atatürk'ün Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi'nin V. Dönem 3. Yasama Y?l?n? Aç Konu?malar?, in Turkish)

  90. ^

    Even before accepting the religion of the Arabs, the Turks were a great nation. After accepting the religion of the Arabs, this religion, didn't effect to combine the Arabs, the Persians and Egyptians with the Turks to constitute a nation. (This religion) rather, loosened the national nexus of Turkish nation, got national excitement numb. This was very natural. Because the purpose of the religion founded by Muhammad, over all nations, was to drag to an including Arab national politics. (Afet ?nan, Medenî Bilgiler ve M. Kemal Atatürk'ün El Yaz?lar?, Türk Tarih Kurumu, 1998, p. 364.)

  91. ^ "Dr. Humayun Azad laid to rest". Mukto-mona.com. Retrieved 2012.
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  93. ^ Kranenberg, Annieke (August 11, 2007). "Als dit niet werkt, beledig ik Wilders wel" (in Dutch). De Volkskrant. Retrieved 2008. Quote: (Translation) "In interviews he calls himself an atheist, but until now 'I have been left alone by the beardmonkeys (referring to Muslim fundamentalists). Perhaps I have to make myself heard just a little bit better, I should be more explicit in my aversion to Islam and religion in general." (Dutch) "In interviews noemt hij zichzelf atheïst, maar tot nog toe 'ben ik ongemoeid gelaten door de baardapen. Misschien moet ik een hardere toon aanslaan en wat explicieter zijn in mijn afkeer van de islam en religies in het algemeen.'"
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