Wonderful Moments As An Activist

Jessica Ahlquist is still getting some silliness over twitter, and every now and again I’ll take ten seconds to fire back at someone.  Apparently Damon Fowler thinks I’m ok at it.  His facebook status was recently set to…

lol JT is ripping someone a new asshole over Jessica on Twitter. /popcorn

In the comments someone asked who JT was.  Damon responded…

JT Eberhard, level 100 badass of the SSA. He’s one intimidating motherfucker if you believe in sky daddies. He once punched Jesus in the face and it killed God.

Not sure how intimidating I am (big eyes plus chipmunk cheeks doesn’t do much for being intimidating), but it means the world to me that the high school students I’ve worked with think so highly of me.

Damon saw this post on my facebook wall and commented.

JT, going through what I went through, you helped me a lot. I think you were the one that got Jessica in touch with me and that was an amazing thing to have at the time; someone who was going through a similar situation. It made me not feel so alone.

I read your post about Mitzi Quinn a long time ago when everything was still going on and knowing that someone was fighting for me made a world of difference at the time. I wasn’t able to stand up for myself in the face of so much adversity. It meant a lot that you and so many others did. I hold all of you; JT Eberhard, Hemant Mehta, Greta Christina, PZ Myers and so many more in high regard for the work you do. I don’t think many people understand how important what you’re doing is. </serious>

That said, I’d like to point out that JT isn’t afraid of anything. He’s a knife in the side of discrimination and hatred toward the non-religious and doesn’t give a single solitary half of a sliver of a fuck. I hope you keep kicking ass for us. You’re a great guy.

For being so intimidating, I’m doing an awful lot of puddling up at my desk right now…

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/VeritasKnight VeritasKnight

    See, you’re an expert at zombie killing. That one was a 2000 year old Jewish zombie!

  • Tara

    I feel like you need to add Damon’s description of you to your about me on both FB and here. It is truly worthy of your resume of awesomeness

    • Nick Johnson

      Agreed! You should wear a cape too! But make sure it’s an invisible one so you can still blend in…

  • Rory

    Maybe we need a JT meme akin to the Chuck Norris facts. “JT punched Jesus and killed God” isn’t a bad start.

    Cheerfullu submitted:

    JT punched Jesus once, and it took him a whole month to rise again.

    Jesus hasn’t had a second coming yet because he knows JT is waiting for him.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      I laughed so hard! I would get a lol out of a JT meme. I may even try to provide you with a picture, though I don’t think there are a lot of me looking particularly ragey…

    • Nikki Scull

      That last one is made up of pure awesomeness. Someone needs to make that into a motivational poster. :D

      • http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd JT Eberhard

        Apparently, #jtmeme is now happening on twitter. Perhaps I’ll post some of the best.

        • Pteryxx

          DOO EEET

          Some of us are Twitter-challenged. Besides, it’ll help make up for Christina thrashing you in the hat competition. *cough*

          • Rory

            Jesus didn’t carry a cross because the Romans told him to. Jesus carried a cross because JT told him to get that shit out of the public square.

  • Rory

    *Cheerfully. Apologies.

    • http://www.danafredsti.com dana

      Well, your pythons ARE sick.

  • Pteryxx

    Even better… HOLY Zombie Killers. As in, killers of holy zombies. I imagine post-apocalyptic JT stalking out of a crumbling doorway, ash smudges on those chipmunk cheeks, pushing back his DOMO-painted flak helmet before casually indicating the rows of mismatched crosses, stars, Mars signs and other symbols dangling from his vest:

    “Oh, those aren’t holy symbols. Those are TROPHIES.” *wink*

  • SuperM

    Good stuff Damon.. Feed the JT Monster. :)

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      The JT monster hungers…

      Trust me, there are plenty of believers feeding me on a daily basis.

      • SuperM

        I know.. I see it on Twitter.. I have no idea where you get the strength from. I could not, in a millions years, engage the ignorant religious masses. I’ll just tell them their beliefs are bs and tell them to go stick it…
        Part of the reason I appreciate what you do..