In 2012, after 22 years of exposure to Christianity, I renounced my faith in Jesus and began identifying myself as atheist. I started this blog to answer questions from Christians–friends, family, and strangers–and to explain my views to people who don’t understand atheism.

The blog’s title is an homage to Bertrand Russell, whose famous analogy comparing god to a cosmic teapot symbolizes the foundation for my atheist stance. To quote the portal of knowledge (AKA Wikipedia), “Russell wrote that if he claims that a teapot orbits the Sun somewhere in space between the Earth and Mars, it is nonsensical for him to expect others to believe him on the grounds that they cannot prove him wrong.”