"Atheist" video by Zachary Kroger

This five-minute video in “defense of atheists” has been a hit on YouTube since its debut in mid-2006 (with more than 800,000 views and 80,000 comments, and praise from the likes of James Randi, Michael Shermer, and Penn & Teller), but has gotten extra attention from a mention in the article “God and Man on YouTube” in last week’s New York Times Magazine.

Much of the video (a “video response” to icecorescientist’s Pale Blue Dot video) features slides of famous people who many might not realize are atheists (similar to lists on websites like this one); and sure enough, Carl Sagan is featured:

The star of Contact also appears:

And at the end, this quote is featured: