An Atheist in Heaven with Paul Davids
July 20, 2016•56 min
Aired Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 2:00 PM ET
Today’s Star is Paul Davids
Hardened to the hard-nosed realities of a life as a Hollywood producer and director, Paul Davids was dumbfounded when he realized that a deceased friend and mentor was attempting to contact him.
About the Guest Paul Davids
Paul Davids, a Princeton University graduate and noted producer, poet, writer, director, artist and documentarian, found himself receiving communications from his mentor, Forrest J Ackerman, since Ackerman’s passing in 2008.
Forrest J Ackerman, a founder of science-fiction fandom (who coined the term sci-fi) and was a Pied Piper for its devotees, was a committed atheist. He was also a firm disbeliever in any afterlife. However, he promised to “drop a line” if it turned out that he was wrong. Davids contacted Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., an internationally known expert and author on afterlife research, who collaborated with Davids in this new book, An Atheist in Heaven: The Ultimate Evidence for Life Afte