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I’ve read Greta Christina’s new book (albeit in it’s nearly finished form) and yoo-oou hav-ent. But you can fix that.

Why are atheists angry?

Is it because they’re selfish, joyless, lacking in meaning, and alienated from God?

Or is it because they have legitimate reasons to be angry — and are ready to do something about it?

Armed with passionate outrage, absurdist humor, and calm intelligence, popular blogger Greta Christina makes a powerful case for outspoken atheist activism, and explains the empathy and justice that drive it.

This accessible, personal, down-to-earth book speaks not only to atheists, but to believers who want to understand the so-called “new atheism.” “Why Are You Atheists So Angry?” drops a bombshell on the destructive force of religious faith — and gives a voice to millions of angry atheists.

Also over at Greta’s are a host of blurbs and recommendations. Consider mine added. Greta writes about the harms of religion with so bloody much reason that I literally blinked with surprise the couple of times she swore in the book. Having that kind of passion married to that kind of writing is a very rare thing indeed. You really shouldn’t miss it. Nor should those people around you who just can’t seem to see why you’re so angry.

Good book. Get it. Now.

Comments

  1. Albatross says

    It COULD be angry because we’re constantly being told how to live by people who believe in an invisible man in the sky, some of whom are willing to kill us if we don’t say we also believe in the invisible man in the sky, and many more who are willing to refuse us employment or social acceptance on the same basis.

    Or it COULD be that we’re angry because, although we’ve become accustomed to being told how to live by people who claim to fear an invisible man in the sky who loves them but is willing to torture them for all eternity, we find that by and large they don’t adhere to the rules they vehemently endorse for everyone else, including us.

    Or it COULD be that while we have become accustomed to being told how to live by hypocrites who claim to fear an abusive man in the sky, when we point out that they are failing to follow the rules they claim their abusive sky man set forth, they complain that WE are victimizing THEM and suggest that we should be sent to meet their abusive sky father posthaste.

    Or possibly we’re just cranky.

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