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David Fitzgerald

  • Located in San Francisco, CA
  • Writer, Public Speaker, Historical Researcher
  • Former SSA Regional Campus Organizer for California/Nevada region
  • Director/Co-Founder of the world's first Atheist Film Festival, Evolutionpalooza! (San Francisco's oldest annual Darwin Day celebration) and Godless Perverts Story Hour (with Greta Christina)
  • Author of NAILED: Ten Christian Myths that Show Jesus Never Existed at All and The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion, Book One: The Mormons
  • Has spoken around the country at national conventions such as American Atheists, American Humanist Association, Rapture Day, Reasonfest and Skepticon.
David Fitzgerald has been called "one of the busiest atheist activists in the Bay Area. In addition, he is a writer and historical researcher who has been actively investigating the Historical Jesus question for over sixteen years. He has a degree in history and was an associate member of CSER (the former Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion).
His latest book is Jesus: Mything in Action (the follow-up book to his NAILED: Ten Christian Myths that Show Jesus Never Existed at All) and the second in his new series, The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion. (Secretly, he is also a fiction writer under the name Kilt Kilpatrick).
He lectures around the country at universities, churches and national secular events - he is always a crowd favorite at events like Apostacon and Skepticon. He also speaks to religious groups such as Stands to Reason. 
David lives in San Francisco with his wife: writer, producer and movie actress Dana Fredsti. They have a new science-fiction trilogy coming out from Titan books later this year.

A Short List of Topics David is Eager and Qualified to Talk About:

Prepared Presentations Include:

  • Sexy Violence! Violent Sex! The Weird-ass Morality of the Bible
    IS every sperm sacred? Was Paul gay? Where’s MY concubines? Asks these and other important biblical morality questions ( note: As you can guess, this talk gets a little racy & contains strong language).

  • Ten Beautiful Lies about Jesus
    Argues why the “Real Jesus” of secular historians is just as mythical as the “Jesus of Faith.” Popular talk.

  • The Ten Thousand Christs and the Evaporating Jesus
    Lays out the Jesus Myth theory (that Jesus of Nazareth wasn't a historical figure at all) - more fun than it sounds!

  • The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion: Mormonism
    Everything the LDS church would rather you didn’t know about Mormon origins and beliefs.

  • The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion: Christmas
    Have we forgotten the real spirit of Christmas? Or have the Christians?

  • David says “I can also put together presentations on a variety of other topics (given enough advance warning). I also enjoy doing debates and/or dialogues with believers, workshops, and talking about better ways to promote atheism without being a dick about it."

David asks for a $250 honorarium from any group hosting him, but is flexible.

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