Holy Koolaid is more than just a Youtube channel, it’s a movement to promote scientific skepticism, freedom of speech, thought, and assembly. It was founded by Thomas Westbrook (me) in mid 2015, and continues to grow. I release videos every Saturday, in addition to blog posts. I’m working on writing my first book and coming up with resources to help atheists who feel stigmatized and alone or want to get involved in secular activism. Down the road, I would love to crowdfund an educational tech startup. Join the community, and don’t miss an update, by signing up for my email newsletter.
I was raised as a missionary kid in the 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 love learning, have studied religion for over 2 decades, and in the last five 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 guess that makes me a satirical polemicist. 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. I believe in freedom of and from religion and the separation of church and state. I worked in IT and have a lot of video editing experience. 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.