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.
Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn’t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. Employing research from historians all across the theological spectrum, NAILED shows how the evidence points to a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a purely mythic Christ.