Lists of former Christians

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The following are lists of notable people who left Christianity, sorted by the religious or non-religious ideology they identified with:

  • Katy Perry — Musician with 5 platinum records, daughter of Pentecostal pastors.
  • Frank_Schaeffer — Son of theologian Francis Schaeffer. Associated with the religious right, converted to Greek Orthodox[5]

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Major religions


  1. ^ SMH: According to published reports, she was raised as Catholic on a farm in the Champagne region east of Paris.
  2. ^ "Ellen Burstyn's True Face Retrieved on 2009-12-27.
  3. ^ "RD: You were Catholic originally. Cruise: Well, we went from Episcopalian, to atheist, to Catholic..."
  4. ^ "In 1990 Cruise renounced his devout Catholic beliefs and embraced The Church Of Scientology claiming that Scientology teachings had cured him of the dyslexia that had plagued him all of his life."
  5. ^ Schaeffer, Frank. "Frank Schaeffer". Wikipedia. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Templeton, Charles (October 12, 1996). Farewell to God: My Reasons for Rejecting the Christian Faith. McClelland & Stewart. p. 248. ISBN 0771084226.