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Greta Christina

Author's details

Name: Greta Christina
Date registered: August 23, 2011

Biography

Greta Christina has been writing professionally since 1989, on topics including atheism, sexuality and sex-positivity, LGBT issues, politics, culture, and whatever crosses her mind. She is author of Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why, of Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, and of Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More, and is editor of Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients. She has been a public speaker for many years, and is on the speaker's bureaus of the Secular Student Alliance. Her writing has appeared in multiple magazines and newspapers, including Ms., Penthouse, Chicago Sun-Times, On Our Backs, and Skeptical Inquirer, and numerous anthologies, including "Everything You Know About God Is Wrong" and three volumes of "Best American Erotica." She lives in San Francisco with her wife, Ingrid. You can email her at gcgreta (at) doubtfulpalace (dot) com, and follow her on Twitter at @GretaChristina .

Latest posts

  1. Are Addicts and the Mentally Ill Responsible for Their Behavior? — April 18, 2014
  2. “Some people need help leaving closets, she posits”: Digital Cuttlefish’s Verse About “Coming Out Atheist”! — April 18, 2014
  3. Podcast Interviews with Phil Ferguson at “Skeptic Money” and the Matthew Filipowicz Show! — April 18, 2014
  4. “How harshly should we judge the Church?” — April 18, 2014
  5. “Greta Christina has a question for closeted atheists”: Religion News Service Story on “Coming Out Atheist” — April 17, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Atheists and Anger — 1,897 comments
  2. Why “Yes, But” Is the Wrong Response to Misogyny — 808 comments
  3. Why We Have to Talk About This: Atheism, Sexism, and Blowing Up The Internet — 673 comments
  4. Atheism Plus, and Some Thoughts on Divisiveness — 520 comments
  5. What Convinced You? A Survey for Non-Believers — 416 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 18 2014

Are Addicts and the Mentally Ill Responsible for Their Behavior?

Are people with mental illness responsible for their behavior, and for how their behavior affects others? If so, to what degree? Does the degree of mental illness affect how we answer this question? I’ve been thinking about this question for a long, long time. Many years, in fact. I’ve been thinking about it harder in …

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Apr 18 2014

“Some people need help leaving closets, she posits”: Digital Cuttlefish’s Verse About “Coming Out Atheist”!

Some godless are “out” very loudly and proudly, Some stay in the closet for decades or more– The former will find Greta’s writing exciting; The latter, of course, are the folks that it’s for… Okay, I am ridiculously excited about this. When The Digital Cuttlefish — poet laureate of the atheist blogosphere — got a …

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Apr 18 2014

Podcast Interviews with Phil Ferguson at “Skeptic Money” and the Matthew Filipowicz Show!

Hi, podcast fans! I’ve being doing some podcast and radio interviews lately, plugging my new book Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why — and two of them are up now! There’s one with Phil Ferguson of the Skeptic Money blog and podcast. We talk about difficulties coming …

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Apr 18 2014

“How harshly should we judge the Church?”

Trigger warning: Burning at the stake and other torture In response to my earlier post on the burning at the stake of Giordano Bruno, and modern Catholics who try to rationalize it, I got this comment from petersen: I think you’re confusing two separate issues: the morality of the action and the blameworthiness of the …

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Apr 17 2014

“Greta Christina has a question for closeted atheists”: Religion News Service Story on “Coming Out Atheist”

(RNS) Greta Christina has a question for closeted atheists: Ask your openly gay and lesbian friends if their lives are better for coming out. The answer, almost universally, she claims, is yes. That’s the message of her new book, “Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why.” A well-known …

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Apr 17 2014

Special SSA Student Discount for “Coming Out Atheist”!

Are you a student in a Secular Student Alliance group? If so, you can get my new book, Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why, at a special discount rate! We — that is to say, myself and my publisher, Pitchstone Publishing — understand just how important the …

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Apr 17 2014

How Religious Fundamentalism, Ironically, Leads to a Screwed-Up Moral Relativism

Burning at the stake

Trigger warning: Burning at the stake and other torture It is odd therefore that Cosmos focuses almost exclusively on the marginal case of Giordano Bruno. Of course, I am not defending Bruno’s persecution and death—no decent human being now would ever condone burning a person alive for any reason. Moreover, in 2014 we view legitimate …

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Apr 17 2014

“A Must-Read Book”: Kaveh Mousavi on “Coming Out Atheist”

I saw a fundamental respect for all of these different walks of life in the book. Greta Christina never goes off the grid, assuming things about people, forcing a view from a dramatic point of view. This is not a revolutionary book, written with the content to enlist as many soldiers to the cause with …

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Apr 16 2014

“Coming Out Atheist” Is Out!

Coming Out Atheist cover

Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why is now available! Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why, my guidebook to coming out as an atheist and supporting one another in doing it, is now available! It’s available in ebook, print, and …

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Apr 15 2014

“They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people.”

noah still

Ari Handel, co-screenwriter of the movie “Noah,” on why the cast was all-white: From the beginning, we were concerned about casting, the issue of race. What we realized is that this story is functioning at the level of myth, and as a mythical story, the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be …

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