Mike Carey is a British comic book author. He was brought up in a Christian household in Liverpool, England, but became an atheist during his teenage years. His relgious upbringing has informed many of his best-known works, including Inferno, Hellblazer and the Eisner-award nominated Lucifer.
In an interview with Comic Book Resources, he said:
"I'm an atheist. I do, in a sense, believe in spirit, but I can't bring myself to believe in God - any God. There's a French philosopher, Bergson, who describes mind or spirit as being something completely alien to the universe of matter: because all matter is governed by entropy, and is therefore always in the process of falling apart. But mind creates and integrates and works against entropy. I can get behind that idea - and to some extent, behind the Hindu premise that would make us all fragments of the godhead, separating when we're born and recombining when we die. That's as far as I can go. I can't see God as something or someone outside of Creation who invented or ordained everything that happens."