She said Vincent was also an atheist and when she talked Booth about Vincent dying, he did not try to talk her out of it which was a surprise to me. They do not say religious words over him either.
Never fear, according to IMDB, the actor who played Vincent will now be starring in a new yet to be released tv crime drama.
Mal Reynolds on Firefly "lost his faith in God." Christians take this to mean he's just let down, but deep down inside is still one (according to the fan forums). However, I also found him in Wikipedia's list of cultural references to atheism. One of my favorite scenes is when Shepard gives River Tam his Bible to read and she tears out several pages of inaccuracies and contradictions, then she tries to rewrite the whole thing to correct all the mistakes and things that just don't make sense.
In the movie Contact, Jodie Foster's character is not given the opportunity to meet an alien race, because she is an atheist. Then when the Christian gets killed and it looks really fatal to talk to aliens, then they send her in. IRL, she is an atheist.
Also, I always wondered if Richard Dean Anderson's character on SG-1 was an atheist. IRL, he is not going to say much over he believes in science. Here is a list of celebrity atheists and agnostics: http://www.celebatheists.com/wiki/Main_Page
There has been a lot of debate in historical circles if Ben Franklin was an atheist. Some citing he is known to have given money to preachers on two occasions. Others say he was really an atheist and who knows why he donated when the plate was passed a couple of times or why he attended religious services on two known occasions.
Don't listen to what others have to say about people like Ben Franklin. There are plenty of references for you to read and make up your own mind about that. The publisher called "Library of America" has many many works of our founders. I really recommend Franklin and Thomas Paine. Paine was certainly an Atheist, and so admitted in his writings, (even though in "Common Sense" he references god, as was the custom in those days). Franklin on the other hand I'm not so sure. His private life was much the same as his public life in that he was always a diplomat, and very careful about his choice of words. My personal guess is that he was really Agnostic, but kept his true beliefs to himself.
Remember, videos are entertaining, but they are just that. If you really want to know, pick up a book.
Yeah, She's (Dr. Brennan) done that quite a bit even to the point of arguing about it w/Booth. That's a fairly regular occurance on that show.
Pharyngula has an older article on this subject. Will Smith supposedly was an Atheist in I Am Legend. Of course in the movie he is shown he is wrong.
ETA: Henry Drummond from Inherit The Wind, was Agnostic at least. In Contact, Jodie Foster, I believe was an Atheist.