What is Holy Koolaid LLC?
Holy Koolaid is an anti-cult, educational organization. Curiosity, scientific skepticism, freethought, and the boldness to question dogma are the foundations of progress; but all too often, religious institutions shut down free inquiry to preserve that which they deem sacred. Scientific progress is slowed, scandals are covered up, and no matter how much harm results, blind faith is preserved. At Holy Koolaid, curiosity is king. No idea is sacred, and truth withstands scrutiny. Everything is questioned and explored within the framework of scientific skepticism.
Holy Koolaid is a secular, pro-science movement. Founded in 2015 by Thomas Westbrook, Holy Koolaid has become a weekly, online show garnering millions of views with tens of thousands of subscribers and dozens of media appearances/collaborations. We’ve created an active social media community for science-loving skeptics. We provide helpful resources for atheists to find local secular communities or discover an atheist/skeptic/freethought podcast or a new atheist/skeptic YouTube channel. This is just the first inning. Together we will create a world that dares to be curious. Want to stay updated? Join the movement by signing up for the Holy Koolaid Community Newsletter.
I was raised as a missionary kid in a former Soviet, Muslim country in Central Asia. I double majored in International Studies and Russian at Texas A&M with a concentration in Political Science. I’m a full-time secular activist and science communicator, a board member of the Atheist Community of Tulsa, and I helped put together the first-ever conference organized entirely by YouTube Atheists (The Faithless Forum). I also co-host The Here and How Podcast with Stephen Woodford (Rationality Rules) and Rachel Oates. I love learning, have studied religion for over 2 decades, and in the last seven years I’ve developed an insatiable thirst for knowledge – particularly science-based education. I love humanity and want to see it progress, so I fight for education and human rights, every chance I get. I’m not afraid to question the status quo, but try to do it with tongue-in-cheek humor.
I also have travelled extensively. Since I work online, I like to do it remotely from foreign countries. It’s not only cheaper living abroad, but it’s eye-opening. Travel broadens the mind. I believe in freedom of and from religion and the separation of church and state. I don’t like to live under a cloud of hate, but I despise pseudoscience, cults (and people/organizations that use cult-like manipulation tactics), and superstition. You can be free; dare to be curious; and don’t drink the Koolaid.
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