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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. Issue Organizations Versus Community Groups — At Last, A Legitimate Question About Atheism, Social Justice, and “Mission Drift” — April 24, 2014
  2. “From page one you’ll be drawn in to this easy read”: Amazon Review from Judy — April 24, 2014
  3. No, It’s Not Mission Drift — But It’s Too Controversial! More on Atheism and Social Justice — April 23, 2014
  4. Greta’s Interview with Black FreeThinkers! — April 23, 2014
  5. “An engaging, compassionate writer”: Amazon Review from Deuce — April 23, 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 24 2014

Issue Organizations Versus Community Groups — At Last, A Legitimate Question About Atheism, Social Justice, and “Mission Drift”

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So in these conversations about organized atheism getting more involved in other social justice issues — and whether this (a) constitutes mission drift and/or (b) would be too controversial — there’s a point that some people seem to be legitimately confused about, and I think it’s worth clearing up. This comment from John Horstman expresses …

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Apr 24 2014

“From page one you’ll be drawn in to this easy read”: Amazon Review from Judy

Got a nice customer review on Amazon for Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other Do It, And Why! Five stars out of five. (In fact, the book now has five customer reviews — and they’re all five stars out of five!) Here’s what Judy had to say: If you’re …

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Apr 23 2014

No, It’s Not Mission Drift — But It’s Too Controversial! More on Atheism and Social Justice

Yesterday I wrote a piece on organized atheism getting involved in other social justice work, pushing back against the notion that this was “mission drift.” I pointed out that local atheist groups do all kinds of volunteer work and service projects, such as highway cleanups and blood drives. And I asked: If these projects aren’t …

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Apr 23 2014

Greta’s Interview with Black FreeThinkers!

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I did a very cool, fun, interesting interview the other day with Kim Veal on the Black FreeThinkers radio show and podcast. The excuse, of course, was to discuss my new book, Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why. But we talked about a lot of things, related …

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Apr 23 2014

“An engaging, compassionate writer”: Amazon Review from Deuce

Got a nice customer review on Amazon for Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other Do It, And Why! Five stars out of five. Here’s what Deuce had to say: When I heard Greta Christina had picked “coming out” as an atheist as a topic for her new book I …

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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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