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Mar 23 2012

Movie Friday: Why Are You Atheists So Angry?

In moments of extreme self-congratulation, I fancy myself a pretty good writer. When I really put effort into it, I can occasionally produce passages that break through the barrier of the prosaic into the realm of the poetic. I’ve been told by a handful that I have a particular talent for explanation, and that my ability to put things into relatable words makes this a very readable blog. I know my writing has changed over the past 2 years, since I’ve been writing more or less every day. Things come to me more easily, and occasionally I can read my own stuff and even be slightly impressed by it.

I think that if I keep it up for another 10 years or so, I will be in a league with Greta Christina. Greta has been one of my favourite writers for a long time, and her blog is a daily read for me. I’m 100% positive I’ve gushed like this before, so I’ll forestall the fanboy-dom long enough to say that Greta has a new book out called Why Are You Atheists So Angry?: 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless. Here is a fun promo video:

Read this book, then punch a bible. Then… I dunno, do something else.

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  1. 1
    mynameischeese

    Ok, the intro to that video = class! Ha, next time someone tells me I’m angry, I’m going to link to that.

  2. 2
    Leni

    Read this book, then punch a bible. Then… I dunno, do something else.

    Then buy several more copies of Greta’s book to give to that friend or relative that keeps giving you tasteless religious crap for the holidays.

    Revenge gifting: childish but still kind of gratifying. Hey and more money for Greta!

  3. 3
    Pteryxx

    apropos of nothing, because I couldn’t find your email, Crommie:

    http://boingboing.net/2012/03/22/grooming-a-baby-sea-otter.html

  4. 4
    Eric O

    I love Greta’s essays and I’m looking forward to reading this book once I have time.

    Revenge gifting: childish but still kind of gratifying. Hey and more money for Greta!

    I was given a copy of Chris Hedges’ “I Don’t Believe in Atheists” a couple years ago. While I’m not the type to engage in revenge gifting, you’re at least giving me something to fantasise about.

  5. 5
    Eamon Knight

    Haven’t watched the video, but I bet I heard the same pitch at the Reason Rally yesterday ;-).

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