Lists of former Christians

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The following is largely a link to lists of notable people who left Christianity, sorted by the religious or non-religious ideology they switched to:

By former Christian denomination[edit]

By newly adopted religion or irreligion[edit]


This section is due to the existence of former Christians who do not fit existing lists of former Christians, either because their current faith is indeterminate or is not dealt with by the above lists.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ SMH: According to published reports, she was raised as Catholic on a farm in the Champagne region east of Paris.
  2. ^ Office of Religious Life at USC Archived 2014-10-03 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-05-13. Retrieved 2006-05-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) "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. ^ LA Times
  6. ^ Templeton, David. My Lunch with Sparky, reproduced from the December 30, 1999 – January 5, 2000 issue of the Sonoma County Independent. Archived November 28, 2008.
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  8. ^ "The Big Question: John Travolta". "THE BIG QUESTION" BBC1. January 28, 2004. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved July 17, 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ Obituary - The Independent 6 August 1996. Retrieved 10 January 2010