July 6, 2009

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is an Atheist

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry PotterImage by longplay via Flickr

Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who has player Harry Potter in the films of that name, has confirmed in an Esquire interview that he is an atheist. As reported in The Telegraph, Radcliffe not only identified himself as an atheist in this interview but expressed his respect for Richard Dawkins. I suppose Christian extremists have yet another reason to boycott the Harry Potter films.

Radcliffe was quoted as saying,
I'm an atheist, but I'm very relaxed about it. I don't preach my atheism, but I have a huge amount of respect for people like Richard Dawkins who do. Anything he does on television, I will watch.
It is good to see another talented actor join the ranks of the reality-based community.

H/T to Trina Hoaks, Atheist Examiner

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