Mr. Deity and the Skeptic
Season Three, Episode Seven
Air date September 15, 2009
Characters Mr. Deity

Michael Shermer



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Mr. Deity and the Skeptic is the twenty-seventh episode of the Mr. Deity webseries.


Recently dead Michael Shermer appeals his being sent to Hell.


  • The episode opens with Mr. Deity and Jesus talking about Abraham almost sacrificing his son, Isaac. This Biblical story is at Genesis 22:1-13.
  • Mr. Deity says that he made Abraham and Sarah have children in their eighties. In the Bible, Abraham was actually one hundred when Isaac was born, and he had other children later on.
  • Michael Shermer, a friend of Brian Dalton, portrays a character based on himself. The real Michael Shermer has his PhD, is the head of the Skeptics Society, is the author of Why People Believe Weird Things, attended Pepperdine University, and is a Christian-turned-agnostic. These details were used for the fictional character as well.
  • Shermer mentions Jesus's teachings at Mark 12:31 and Luke 6:31
  • Shermer mentions Mark 5:44 and Mark 5:39 to convince Mr. Deity to forgive him.
  • Shermer mentions God creating humans in his image in Genesis 1:27.