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David Fitzgerald

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  • Located in San Francisco, CA
  • Writer, Public Speaker, Historical Researcher
  • 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 ten years. He has a degree in history and was an  associate member of CSER (the former Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion).

Currently, he is at work on the follow-up book to his NAILED: Ten Christian Myths that Show Jesus Never Existed at All and 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 Skepticon. He also speaks to religious groups such as Stands  to Reason. David lives in San Francisco with writer, producer and movie actress Dana Fredsti.




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 charges a $250 honorarium from any group hosting him, but is flexible.

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