Top Ten Politicians Who Are Atheists




atheist politicians 2016There are many atheists who have been a part of law and politics in their respective counties. Among most of these people, their atheism has been quite relevant to their noble acts, activities, charities, public life and political life. Some of atheist people in politics have publicly identified themselves as atheists because voters have a significant value for the religious beliefs of the candidates. Therefore a very few of these non-believers have revealed their true beliefs while running for positions in politics. But there are also many leaders who are well known world politicians and are atheists. Top ten politicians who are atheists are:

Cecil Bothwell

1 Cecil Bothwell

During year 2009 he was in his late political career and was elected to North Carolina city council in Ashville. He also ran for the representative of Carolina United States but lost his campaign against Hayden Rogers. He was an atheist and was also charged many times for driving without a license plate and blood alcohol over 10.

Lori Lipman Brown

2 Lori Lipman Brown

She has been a Nevada senator from 1992 to 1994 and was an atheist politician and a non-believer of God. Later in her political career, she was defeated during reelections but continued working near politics every now and then. She has been suspected of opposing legislative prayer and for refusal of saying pledge of alliance.

Rocky Anderson

3 Rocky Anderson

He is the former mayor of Salt Lake City in Utah. Though he was an atheist, he gathered international attention for his work in most areas of America which includes reformation of immigrants and LGBT rights.

Kyrsten Sinema

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2013 file photo, U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., speaks in Tempe, Ariz. Sinema has been the subject of speculation since Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., announced he was retiring after 23 years serving his solidly Democratic south Phoenix district. Sinema's campaign and political consultants aren’t addressing questions as to whether she’ll jump districts. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Kyrsten Sinema was a congresswoman and belonged to Arizona. She is currently the only atheist politician who is serving at a national level in the country. Since she has joined congress, her staff has tried a lot to backtrack her public perception and insists her to stop portraying herself as an atheist.

Mikhail Gorbachev

5 Mikhail Gorbachev

He is a famous politician who is also an atheist. His atheism and relationship with Reagan has led to many conflicts among United States and Soviet Union.

Mao Zedong

6 Mao Zedong

He was in Chinese military and Chinese politics and was the elder of communist party of China as well. Mao Zedong was also the leader of People’s Republic of China from the day of its establishment. It was under his leadership that China officially became a state where atheism is very common.

Juan Mendez

7 Juan Mendez

He is a state representative of Arizona and has recently declared himself as an atheist.  He has proved that atheism is becoming more common for electable officials and young Americans in today’s life.

Pete Stark

8 Pete Stark

He is the only open atheist congressman in the history of United States and admitted of being a nonbeliever after 35 years of his career in politics.

Barney Frank

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., asks a question of the first panel testifying before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

Barney Frank is a former representative of Massachusetts and waited for his retirement to announce his disbelief in God and that he was always an atheist and a nonbeliever.

Jesse Ventura

10 Jesse Ventura

In his interview during 1999, Jesse Ventura claimed that he is a Christian. He was serving as a Minnesota governor at that time. After this, he revealed that he is an atheist in 2011 saying that revealing such fact about him could get him defeated in elections.

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