David Fitzgerald (author)

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David Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald at Sexy Secular, in October 2014.
Fitzgerald at Sexy Secular, in October 2014.
Born (1964-12-26)26 December 1964
Clovis, California
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Genre History, Religion
Spouse Dana Fredsti

David Fitzgerald is an American author, public speaker, and atheist activist, who supports the Christ Myth theory which challenges the historicity of Jesus.[1][2][3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

David Fitzgerald was born on December 26, 1964 in Clovis, California.[citation needed] He graduated from California State University, Fresno.[citation needed]



Fitzgerald serves on the boards of the San Francisco Atheists and the San Francisco branch of the Center for Inquiry.[5][6] He is also the director and founder of the first Atheist Film Festival, as well as San Francisco's oldest Darwin Day celebration, Evolutionpalooza.[7]

Public speaking[edit]

He has served on the speakers bureau for the Columbus, Ohio-based Secular Student Alliance[8] and the Amherst, New York-based Center for Inquiry.[9]


Fitzgerald's self-published works are:[10][11]

  • Fitzgerald, David (2010). Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All. Morrisville, NC: Lulu. ISBN 9780557709915.
  • —— (2013). The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion Book One: The Mormons. Seattle, WA: Amazon/CreateSpace. ISBN 9781482773347.
  • Chapter: "Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?", in Bart Ehrman and the Quest of the Historical Jesus of Nazareth, (Cranford, NJ: American Atheist Press 2013) ISBN 978-1578840199
  • —— (2017). Jesus: Mything in Action, Vol. I. Seattle, WA: Amazon/CreateSpace. ASIN B06XRQYGBV.
  • —— (2017). Jesus: Mything in Action, Vol. II. Seattle, WA: Amazon/CreateSpace. ASIN B06XS1CV3R.
  • —— (2017). Jesus: Mything in Action, Vol. III. Seattle, WA: Amazon/CreateSpace. ASIN B06XS31NKQ.

Personal life[edit]

Fitzgerald lives in San Francisco with his wife, writer and producer[clarification needed] Dana Fredsti.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tarico, Valerie (12 April 2017). "What if Jesus Never Existed? An Interview with History Writer David Fitzgerald". ValerieTarico.com.
  2. ^ Paulkovich, Michael (2016). Beyond the Crusades (3rd ed.). American Atheist Press. p. 279. ISBN 1578840333.
  3. ^ Godfrey, Neil (23 January 2012). "David Fitzgerald responds to Tim O'Neill's review of Nailed". Vridar.
  4. ^ "Jesus Mythicism in 30 Minutes with David Fitzgerald". Mythicist Milwaukee.
  5. ^ "CFI Speakers | Center for Inquiry". www.centerforinquiry.net.
  6. ^ "San Francisco Atheists Newslatter" (PDF).
  7. ^ "David Fitzgerald". www.humanists.org.
  8. ^ a b Fitzgerald, David (2015). "David Fitzgerald" (self-published bioketch). SecularStudents.org. Retrieved March 9, 2017. David asks for a $250 honorarium from any group hosting him, but is flexible. / If you're interested in having this speaker come to your school and give a presentation, click here to fill out our online Speaker Request form.
  9. ^ Fitzgerald, David (2017). "CFI Speakers" (self-published bioketch). CenterForInquiry.net/speakers. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "Amazon.com: David Fitzgerald: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". www.amazon.com.
  11. ^ "Did Jesus Really Exist? This Book Series Says He's "Mything in Action"". www.patheos.com.

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