Frank Zindler

Biographical note

Frank R. Zindler has been an Atheist activist since 1959 when he began publicly to defend the teaching of evolution and to criticize religious encroachments upon the public sphere. A professor of biology and geology at SUNY for almost twenty years, he was forced to give up teaching when he joined Madalyn Murray O’Hair in a lawsuit that attempted to remove “In God We Trust” from American currency. A linguist and editor of scientific literature, he is a former member of The Jesus Seminar and the current Jesus Project and is the author of The Jesus the Jews Never Knew: Sepher Toldoth Yeshu and the Quest of the Historical Jesus in Jewish Sources (2003). Zindler is a veteran of more than 400 commercial radio and TV interviews and debates in defense of Atheism, is former interim President of American Atheists, and is currently Editor of American Atheist Press.

In addition, Frank expertly edited my two Nazareth books: The Myth of Nazareth (2008), and NazarethGate: Quack Archeology, Holy Hoaxes, and the Invented Town of Jesus (2015).

Writings on this website (all PDF’s):

A statement on mythicism
The emperor’s new clothes
The Cheshire cat of Nazareth
Cognitive Dissonance: The Ehrman-Zindler correspondence

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