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David Wood (1976–) is an American Christian apologist, an evangelical missionary, and a loud speaker against atheism and Islam. He is the head of the Acts 17 Apologetics Ministry, ran the now-defunct website AnsweringInfidels.com, and member of the Society of Christian Philosophers and the Evangelical Philosopher Society. He claims that he used to be an atheist and was a psychopath until he was saved by Jesus himself.
Wood started the now-defunct apologetics website, AnsweringInfidels.com, which was a response to the writers at Infidels.org. In their own words, they are dedicated to "refuting the arguments of the self-proclaimed "infidels" of the Secular Web."
Beef with Richard Carrier
In 2005, Wood wrote a long and rambling polemic against historian and atheist Richard Carrier and his book Sense and Goodness Without God, called "Good 'n' Senseless Without God: A Critical Review of Richard Carrier's New Book, Sense & Goodness Without God". Wood's work received massive criticism by Carrier himself in an essay called "On the Deceptions of David Wood", where he slammed Wood for being "a fine example of Christian bigotry" and that his work was "essentially a trash-talking diatribe, filled with open disdain and lack of manners or respect, entirely founded on misrepresenting the facts." David Wood replied to Carrier's criticism in a rather arrogant manner.
Wood and his wife, Marie, who was an agnostic until she converted to Christianity, also posted articles on their blogger website.
Wood ran a YouTube channel with the same name as his ministry, Acts17Apologetics, which as of October 2021, had over 625,000 subscribers and over 153 million views.. In 2022, Wood left YouTube after having multiple videos erroneously deleted by YouTube and accruing multiple erroneous community strikes. Wood repeatedly tweeted @TeamYouTube to complain about these strikes  . Feeling like he wasn't listened to, he eventually decided to leave YouTube and start his own website, apologetics315.com, where he could post his content without the risk of it being banned.
- "Wood: Holy Books of Peace? Religious scholars will debate whether the Bible and Quran promote peace or violence" October 3, 2015
- Wood, David. "Good 'n' Senseless Without God: A Critical Review of Richard Carrier's new book, Sense & Goodness Without God". AnsweringInfidels.com.
- Richard Carrier. On the Deceptions of David Wood
- Carrier’s Objections, Wood’s Replies Part I