Aron Ra (formerly L. Aron Nelson, born October 15, 1962) is an atheist activist and science communicator. He hosts the Ra-Men Podcast, where is promotes skepticism, free thought, and atheism, along with other topics, and he also serves the community as a member of the Board of Directors at American Atheists.


As a vocal critic of theism and Creationism, Aron Ra's critiques regularly challenge claims conflicting with science (while it is observed that many scientists are themselves religious, the choice of "evolution or God" is a false dichotomy). Although many people that science by its very nature can neither prove nor disprove the existence of the Christian God, it can disprove naturalistic claims made by religions and their texts.

ZopDoz Drama

Aron Ra has also shared his introspections on philosophy, symbology, belief, and his personal atheistic label -- while it's true that he is an atheist, he sought a more descriptive and specific term. For example, being an atheist (not believing in a god) does not mean one can't follow a secular religion.

After considering names in search of a label for someone who has no faith at all, does not endorse religion, and is antitheistic (e.g., realist, empirical rationalist, freethinker, secularist, and skeptic), the term that seemed to fit was "infidel." Despite this word having some negative implications, such as someone who is disloyal, Aron Ra clarified that he was never loyal. [Citation needed.]

Aron Ra's logo

When people were searching for a symbol to identify atheists or people who discard faith, many people adopted a scarlet letter "A." However, Aron Ra, like many atheists, has his own symbol for godless infidels, which he still uses along with many of his fans (Aron Ra's design and invention was called the Zopdoz, a word that his son create) -- the shape was a vertical triangle with an umlaut, and a single point in the center of the triangle.