Did Jesus exist? Dave Fitzgerald will be discussing the topic of his new book: Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Jesus Never Existed at All. Nailed sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and with evidence gathered from historians all across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a purely mythic Christ.
David Fitzgerald 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). He lectures around the country at universities and national secular events and is best known for his popular multimedia presentation The Ten Thousand Christs and the Evaporating Jesus. He has also been called “one of the busiest atheist activists in the Bay Area.” In addition to serving on the board of San Francisco Atheists, Center For Inquiry-SF and The Garrison-Martineau Project, he is also the Director/Co-Founder of both the world’s first Atheist Film Festival and Evolutionpalooza!, San Francisco’s annual Darwin Day celebration. He lives in San Francisco with writer, producer and movie actress Dana Fredsti.
Friday, January 21 · 7:00pm – 9:30pm
UC Davis, Chem 194
Admission is $1 at the door.
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For a detailed atheist critique of the flaws in Fitzgerald’s arguments, see:
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