- Located in Austin, TX
- Former President, Atheist Community of Austin
- Host of The Atheist Experience Live!
- Co-Host of The Non-Prophets
- Twitter: @Matt_Dillahunty
A Southern Baptist for more than 20 years, he began a broad, prolonged investigation into all things religious in an attempt to bolster his faith and pursue a career in the ministry. This investigation continues, though he abandoned faith and religion in favor of skepticism, reason, logic and scientific evidence. His interest in apologetics led to the creation of IronChariots.org, though the site's current incarnation is the result of the combined efforts of many dedicated individuals.
Matt served as President of The Atheist Community of Austin (2005-2013), co-hosted the groups atheist-oriented podcast, The Non-Prophets, and hosts the group's public access television program, The Atheist Experience. The program is a live, weekly program that takes live calls from listeners in Austin and around the world, prompting many debates and discussions on a variety of religious, philosophical and skeptical topics. He's been hosting for the program since 2004 and, thanks to fans posting clips on YouTube, the show has broken out of the Austin public access arena and is available to the world as a live stream and podcast. Matt is currently working on the Atheist Debates Patreon Project to help atheists better recognize and respond to religious arguments.
Matt is available to speak to your group on the following topics:
- The Superiority of Secular Morality
- Skepticism and Atheism
- Debating religious claims
- Belief, Knowledge and Reality
- General Q&A / Atheism / Debates / Panel discussions
- Magic and skepticism
Matt asks for a $250 honorarium for normal presentations and a $500 honorarium for debate appearances. He is very negotiable and willing to work with a group, even if you may not be able to afford the honorariums.
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