David Fitzgerald at Skepticon IV

You will never find a more down-to-earth, friendly guy than David Fitzgerald.  This year he gave a talk on Mormonism.

Its content and unabashed giggling at the silliness of the religion will probably offend any Mormons who may watch it.  To which I say, “So what?”

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Lani

    Has anyone ever challenged FAIR to a public debate? Some-one please do.

  • Shaun

    That bit about the Book of Abraham, which turned out to be just a fairly common Egyptian funeral piece, is what finally did my belief in when I first read about it. You could come up all kinds of wacky stories for why the archaeological or genetic record of North or Central America didn’t match the Book of Mormon (“absence of proof is not proof of absence” is a really popular refrain among apologetics). But when I finally read about those papyrus fragments, complete with Joseph’s own handwriting, there I finally had concrete proof that Joseph Smith was a fraud.

    Also, I have to say that I’m very impressed Fitzgerald’s scholarship here. Even with the wacky beliefs, he’s pretty spot on and isn’t taking any significant liberties in his representation.