Matt Dillahunty

Matt Dillahunty

Matt Dillahunty is a warrior for skepticism and reason. His quick wit, charisma, and reason-based arguments have made him the big attraction on the hit internet TV show The Atheist Experience, based out of Austin, TX. He has debated many high-profile Christian apologists, including Ray Comfort and Sye Ten Bruggencate. He is also a founder of the comprehensive counter-apologetics Wiki "Iron Chariots." In 2015, he toured Australia alongside fellow activists Seth Andrews and Aron Ra as a member of the “Unholy Trinity Tour.”

Since the Summer of 2017, Matt joined a speaking tour sharing the stage with fellow atheists Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins. He’s been known to say “Science is the only things that disproves science, and it does it all the time.”

Raised a fundamentalist Southern Baptist, Dillahunty initially considered seminary to become a minister; however, he discovered that the more he studied religion, the less believable he found it. After eight years in the US Navy, he served from 2006 to 2013 as the president of the Atheist Community of Austin. He is married to fellow activist Beth Presswood, and he is an outspoken feminist. He is also a life-long enthusiast of the magic and illusionist arts, entertaining friends and select audiences. With casual Texas charm and logical precision, armed with a thorough understanding of biblical fundamentalism, Matt is an ambassador for the power of debate to engage with accurate information and enlighten with reason.