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AASF: Dave Fitzgerald on Sex & Violence in the Bible


This month Atheist Advocates of SF welcomes our own Dave Fitzgerald speaking on “Sex & Violence in the Bible,” a hard-hitting and hilarious investigative report on how the Bible is even more twisted than you already thought…

Everyone “knows” that the Bible promotes a very rigid version of one man, one woman sexuality, incorporating a childlike vision of marital sex that is almost asexual. But, as Dave points out, “About the only major characters in the Bible who followed the one man, one woman rule were Adam and Eve, and what choice did they have?” Dave delves into Biblical accounts of orgies and homosexual couplings, along with other stories that would totally shock the average Pentecostal — if they actually read the Bible. 

Then Dave examines the glorification of violence and blood sacrifice found in the Bible. And don’t forget the divinely-ordered genocide of entire tribes, sparing only the virgins for the victorious agents of God. Also the message of the New Testament is likewise truly perverse.

David Fitzgerald is an atheist activist, writer and national public speaker. He was the co-founder & director of the world’s first Atheist Film Festival and San Francisco's oldest annual Darwin Day celebration, "Evolutionpalooza!” Today he works for the Secular Student Alliance and co-runs The Godless Perverts Story Hour. He is also author of NAILED: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All and The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion series.

His 2010 book NAILED critically examines the historical evidence of Christ, and he is currently working on the follow-up book, Jesus: Mything in Action, which will take on the secular arguments for the Historic Jesus.

After the meeting we will go for dinner at the Big Lantern at[masked]th St. @ Guerrero & Valencia. Please join us.

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When:  Sunday, April 13 at 3:00. (Meeting will start promptly at 3:00.)

Location: Audre Lorde Room (Upstairs), Women's Building,[masked]th (at Valencia), San Francisco

Cost: $6 Renting a meeting room means we must charge admittance. We would appreciate exact change if convenient. Most of all we want you to join us for this talk.

Note: The Women's Building is three blocks from the Mission 16th St. BART. If you don't know the neighborhood we suggest that as you reach the top of the stairs from BART, turn right and walk a few yards to 16th. Then turn left on 16th Street and walk to Valencia, then turn left on Valencia to 18th St.

Parking: Garage at[masked]st Street (at Lexington)

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  • Jane R.

    Very entertaining and amusing presentation. Glad to be there. The presentation pace could have been a little slower, to allow the audience time to view the slides, which looked to be interesting, but I didn't get a chance to really see them. Otherwise, well worth seeing. Thanks!

    April 20, 2014

  • Alexey N.

    I once again over astemaited the time it will take me to get to bart so i once again going to be erly, :/ if anyone will be too text me[masked]

    April 13, 2014

  • KAREN A.

    DRAT - I HAVE TO BE OUT OF TOWN WORKING THAT DAY. SORRY TO MISS IT

    April 7, 2014

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