Ask an Atheist Day is today! I’m an atheist. Ask me stuff.

Today’s national Ask an Atheist Day.  I’ll keep tabs on the comments all day and all questions will receive an answer.

So go nuts.

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.

  • Glodson

    What’s for breakfast?

    • JT Eberhard

      Crispy Hexagons. It’s the cheap version of Crispix. My sweetie made me a bowl while I was reading the news.

  • iknklast

    How many atheists does it take to change a lightbulb?

    • JT Eberhard

      Depends on the type of atheist. For most, it’s 50: 1 to screw in the light bulb and 49 to say “I could do that better.”

      If it’s a Chris Stedman interfaith-type atheist it only take 1. They just hold the bulb up while the world revolves around them.

  • Rhubarb The Bear

    Do you have any lingering superstitions?

    • JT Eberhard

      One. I used to be a basketball player and, when practicing, I could never leave on a missed shot. I still do that even to this day.

  • Art Vandelay

    Why do you hate the Baby Jesus?

    • JT Eberhard

      Constant crying and won’t use his omnipotence to change his own fucking diapers.

      Also, relies on me to set his followers straight when he should be doing it. Lazy little shit.

  • IslandBrewer

    Rats, Cats, Sacks, Wives – how many were going to St. Ives?

    • JT Eberhard


      • LolaLouboutin


  • Katie

    When are you coming back to sing opera? How do you have a soul? :p

    • JT Eberhard

      Opera can be sung anywhere. I prefer to sing mine in the shower.

      I don’t have a soul and can’t even make a joke about it. *grinch*

  • GCT

    What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

    • JT Eberhard


      NO YELLLOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooowwww…..

  • GCT

    What’s the best way to eat a baby?

    • JT Eberhard

      Drenched in the blood of your enemies.

      • Stogoe

        That’s an ambiguous answer. Is the eater the one who is drenched in enemy blood, or is the blood a kind of red-sauce ladled over the baby?

        • Ubi Dubium


          • Nate Frein

            “If it doesn’t get all over the place, it doesn’t belong in your face”

  • Eric Cherry

    How many Imams exist who would benefit from something like The Clergy Project?

    • JT Eberhard

      A lot.

    • David Hart

      Surely the Clergy Project is just as open to ex-Muslim as to ex-Christian clergy already? Maybe they just need to have a specialist on board specifically for the ex-Muslims, and put a few adverts around.

      • Nate Frein

        I think that would be the best approach. Why reinvent the wheel?

  • Pulse

    Given our genetic predispositions, is a world free from religion/supernatural thinking even possible?

    • JT Eberhard

      No clue. But I’m an optimist.

  • cafeeine

    Who would win in a tickle fight, JT or Cs Lewis?

    • JT Eberhard

      I would. I never laugh.

    • baal

      CS Lewis – because he’s dead. The dead don’t laugh.

  • The_Schwa

    Who has the bug spray?

    • JT Eberhard

      Obama, and the people want it.

  • baal

    Fuck, Marry or Kill: Ken Ham, John Boehner, Jon Hamm.

    • JT Eberhard

      Fucking kill and be merry.

  • Dave, ex-Kwisatz Haderach

    If you choke a Smurf, what colour will it turn?

    • JT Eberhard


  • Hypatia’s Daughter

    Just how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
    Do Jesus and Satan hang together and drink beer? (Kind of sounded like that in Job.)