Reading thru the Codex pages written by Altair that are found by Ezio in Assassin's Creed 2 it's quite obvious that Altair is an atheist based on his writings in Codex XX and Codex XXX.

Codex XX

I long for the day when men turn away from invisible monsters and once more embrace a more rational view of the world. But these new religions are so convenient - and promise such terrible punishment should one reject them - I worry that fear shall keep us stuck to what is surely the greatest lie ever told.

Codex XXX

Soon I shall pass from this world. It is my time. All the hours of the day are now colored by the thoughts and fears borne of this realization. I know that the elements of my body will return to the Earth. But what of my consciousness? My identity? That is to say - what of ME? I suspect it will end. That there is no next world. Nor a return to this one. It will simply be done. Forever. 

Our lives are so brief and unimportant. The cosmos cares nothing for us. For what we've done; Had we wrought evil instead of good. Had I chosen to abuse the Apple instead of seal it away. None of it would have mattered. There is no counting. No reckoning. No final judgement. There is simply silence. And darkness. Utter and absolute.

Are there any other video game characters that are obviously atheists based on their dialog, behavior, or personal writings?

Anyone here looking forward to the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood? If anyone on the 360 is getting it and wants to hook up for multiplayer feel free to add me: DeafAtheist

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I've got both AC and AC2, but haven't played them yet. This definately makes me a bit more anxious to get started on the series!
I'm glad that gives you encouragement. I apologize if it's a bit of a spoiler tho.

Also you should get the DLC for AC2 it includes a couple of new areas and 2 new single player missions. If I remember correctly they are memory blocks 12 & 13. Without them the game just skips from 11 to 14 and the Templar Lairs are fun. Also sign up with Uplay if you haven't already... You can earn points playing thru AC2 for addtional free content including another Assassin Tomb that contains background information on Ezio's ancestors.
I'll probably start the game once I've finished Fable II. Thanks for the tip about UPlay!
You're welcome. Cool thing about Uplay is that the points are transferable thru different games and platforms. For example you could play the PC version of AC2 and use the points you earn towards rewards for the Xbox 360 version of Splinter Cell Conviction. So basically you don't have to use the points you earn for the game you're playing.

Other Uplay compatible games include:

Splinter Cell Conviction
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

I'm sure Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will soon be added to the list as well.

There are other games as well but I think they are all PC games. You can see all of them on the Uplay website as well as what actions you gotta do for each game and how many points they are worth and what rewards are available for each game and how many points are required for redemption.

I believe you also get 10 points just for registering for free on the site and another 10 points for syncing your online account with a game.
There's a game for the Wii called "Little King's Story" that looks like it will just be a cute little Pikmin-type game, but in fact it has a rather subversive message about organized religion. It was very surprising to see such a deep game beneath a cutesy exterior.
I have difficulties with dealing with questions of religion in fantasy worlds. Should I suspend disbelief and immerse myself in the fake world or is it that the author/authors are trying to be philosophical about our own world?

I don't know what the point of these writings are here, as this video game certainly seems to contain very overt supernatural forces derived from religious artifacts.
Now there's some spoilers! You're lucky I finished both games already because if you'd have spoiled the fun for me then I would have hunted you down ;)
Oops. Yeah hadn't thought of that. Sometimes it's hard to explain things without posting spoilers. Perhaps I should delete it and repost it with a spoiler warning.
Reposted this below with spoiler warnings in case some have not played the games yet but intend to.

Actually they aren't. It's more like alien mind control technology. Brought here by an ancient and much more advanced civilization that used them to control and enslave humanity. According to the game story Adam and Eve were humans that revolted from them (known in the game as Those That Came Before) and stole one of the "artifacts" known as a "Piece of Eden" called "The Apple".

The point really is no more or less about a character who is obviously an atheist and whether there are other game characters known to be atheistic.

But yes, Assassin's Creed does deal with religion but not in a way that proselytizes. It's kind of the opposite really as the Order of Assassins work to eliminate corruption... including religious corruption within the Catholic Church. The antagonist in AC2 eventually becomes a pope in order to obtain corrupt power.
I understand your point but they can still be religious artifacts with seemingly supernatural powers and what you described at the same time.

Hyper advanced aliens influencing the history of humanity is just another form of the god theory. It tones it down from an omniscience but still relies on a superhuman force that has directly guided the history of humans.
It reminded me of the Raelians, actually; they also believe that we are the creation of alien species (they reject evolution altogether though) and that they will return one day to teach us what the next step in human development is. And they use Christian holy texts as ACII regards them: they are metaphors for what happened with the alien species. The Adam and Eve-story in the Raelians also has something to do with the humans betraying their alien masters, for example.

By the way, if you want to laugh your ass off for an hour or two, I recommend reading the Raelian "holy text" (i.e. the writings of the guy Rael; you can find that on the Internet). It's two hours of the most absurd science-fiction you've ever laid eyes on.
"The Flood was a complete nuclear annihilation of all life on Earth because the Elohim were frightened of the intergalactic nuclear missile called Tower of Babel that the humans were building ("it could reach up to the heavens"); the Ark of Noah then signified a space ship in orbit around the Earth that contained two DNA specimens of each species!!1!"

And no, I'm not making any of this up.




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