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Greta Christina

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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. Greta Speaking/ Book Party at Modern Times in SF Ths Saturday! Plus San Jose, Phoenix AZ, and Chicago IL! — April 22, 2014
  2. Atheist Highway Cleanups, and Some Further Thoughts On “Mission Drift” — April 22, 2014
  3. Greta Christina and Alex Gabriel Yak About Sexual Identity, Secularity, and Politics — April 22, 2014
  4. “Coming Out Atheist” Mentioned On Christian Radio! — April 21, 2014
  5. “We have had some success, although we sure as hell need more”: Greta’s Interview with Black Skeptics — April 21, 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 22 2014

Greta Speaking/ Book Party at Modern Times in SF Ths Saturday! Plus San Jose, Phoenix AZ, and Chicago IL!

I’m having a book party for my upcoming book, Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why! It’ll be in San Francisco at Modern Times Bookstore Collective, on Saturday April 26, from 3:30-5:30 pm. There’ll be food and drink, and I’ll be speaking about the book and answering questions. …

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Apr 22 2014

Atheist Highway Cleanups, and Some Further Thoughts On “Mission Drift”

So I’ve been thinking lately about this question of organized atheism getting involved in other social justice and social change issues. I’ve been thinking about the concern that often gets voiced when this question comes up — namely, that this would result in “mission drift,” and that organized atheism will get so involved in these …

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Apr 22 2014

Greta Christina and Alex Gabriel Yak About Sexual Identity, Secularity, and Politics

Alex Gabriel: I’ve tended to observe that people who march under the banner of humanism in the states lean somewhat more strongly to the left than humanists in Britain. I’m not sure why that is, but – in my experience, anyway – it’s more of a countercultural identity, [with] more immediate openness to class concerns …

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Apr 21 2014

“Coming Out Atheist” Mentioned On Christian Radio!

I don’t have any way to confirm this for sure, since it was on regular radio and not a podcast you can replay and link to. But I got this Tweet the other day from Mark, a.k.a. @LibraryOgre: GF reports that @gretachristina's "Coming Out Atheist" has been mention on the Xtian radio her dad listens …

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Apr 21 2014

“We have had some success, although we sure as hell need more”: Greta’s Interview with Black Skeptics

Black Skeptics: In the book you stress the value of engaging in debates about religion with believers to encourage questioning and coming out. However, as you acknowledge, debating the validity of religious belief is only one part of the equation. For example, the vast majority of LGBTQ people of color and straight people of color …

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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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