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Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 31 2011

I’m on Twitter!

I have gone to the dark side, and am now on Twitter! If you want to know the things that are on my mind that can be compressed into 140 characters, come follow me! I’m @GretaChristina. Atheist feminist sex writer and blogger, public speaker, bi-dyke, rabble-rouser, firebrand, food snob, fashionista without a budget, keeper of …

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Aug 30 2011

Puritan Pundits Should Chill Out — Here Are 5 Reasons I’m Happy I’ve Had Lots of Casual Sex

The phenomenon of women who have sex for its own sake seems to baffle many people. It’s widely believed that women have sex for love, commitment, poor self-control, to manipulate men, to please men, to make babies, to sooth their low self-esteem, and just about any reason at all other than their own pleasure. (While …

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Aug 25 2011

The Switch to Freethought Blogs – Some Questions Answered

As regular readers already know, this blog is going to be migrating. I’m going to be part of the new Freethought Blogs network, started by Ed Brayton at Dispatches from the Culture Wars and PZ Myers at Pharyngula. That transition is happening soon — September 1, to be precise. Many people have been asking questions …

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Aug 24 2011

Grief Beyond Belief — How Atheists Are Dealing With Death

This piece was originally published on AlterNet. In a society that reflexively copes with death by using religion, grieving atheists are turning to each other. How do you deal with death — your own, or that of people you love — when you don’t believe in God or an afterlife? Especially when our culture so …

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Aug 22 2011

I Need a Banner For My Freethought Blog!

I’m going to be moving my blog to the Freethought Blogs network soon, and I need a banner! Any designers out there want to help? I’ll send you copies of all four of my books if I use your design! Specs: The banner needs to be 728×120 pixels. It needs to have the title of …

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Aug 22 2011

The Karaoke Pledge Has Been Completed!

And here it is, as promised — video of me singing karaoke. Jesus fictional Christ. As some of you may remember, a few months ago a bunch of atheist bloggers did a fundraising competition for Camp Quest (the kids’ camp for children of atheists, freethinkers, humanists, and other non-supernaturalists), pitting PZ Myers of Pharyngula against …

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Aug 19 2011

We Are Atheism – Greta’s Video

Y’all know about the It Gets Better project, right? Where people make YouTube videos telling gay teenagers that life gets better after high school, and that living as a gay person can be okay… and indeed, much better than okay? A similar project has just started for atheists: We Are Atheism. It’s not specifically targeted …

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Aug 18 2011

Greta Interviewed on “Ask an Atheist” Podcast!

Are you a podcast fan? If so, check out my latest interview! I was recently interviewed for the “Ask an Atheist” radio show, and the program is now available in podcast form. The main topic of conversation is anti- atheist bigotry — especially among progressive and moderate believers — but the conversation wanders into many …

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Aug 17 2011

Memo to Religious People: Many Atheists Don’t Want to Hear That Their Loved Ones “Are in Heaven” — New Group for Non-Believers Helps Atheists Grieve

In a society that reflexively copes with death by using religion, grieving atheists are turning to each other. How do you deal with death — your own, or that of people you love — when you don’t believe in God or an afterlife? Especially when our culture so commonly handles grief with religion… in ways …

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Aug 15 2011

The Best Things About the Midwest Humanist and Freethought Conference

I feel like the scales have been lifted from my eyes. I was blind, but now I see. For most of the time I’ve been going to conferences, I’ve been avoiding conference reports as tedious drudgery… but now that I’ve discovered the secret — don’t worry about being thorough or even coherent, just post a …

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