Stories by Greta Christina

Greta Christina is the author of "Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why," available in ebook, print, and audiobook. She blogs at Greta Christina's Blog. Follow her on Twitter: @GretaChristina subscribe to Greta Christina's feed

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Nobody should be dehumanizing people -- and progressives especially are supposed to be fighting for the dignity, equality, and humanity of everyone.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We know the many ways sexism hurts women. But we don't talk as much about how sexism hurts men.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

4 reasons that "God made evolution happen" makes no sense.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

When you're out of the closet, you can relax, be more open, and connect with people more deeply.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

When atheists come out, all too often the reaction is to try to shove them back into the closet.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Is it wrong to get angry at people suffering from mental problems like depression or addiction?

Posted on: Sep 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

For over two decades, Dr. Narendra Dabholkar worked to overcome superstition in India, and it ultimately cost him his life.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Uncertainty can be a hard reality.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Jerry DeWitt talks about his new book "Hope After Faith," and how he realized that religion of any kind simply doesn't add up.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

People who don't believe in God handle difficulties very differently from believers.

Posted on: May 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Some questions make atheists feel second-class -- and make you look like a jerk for asking them.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

An atheist says Bishop Gene Robinson's new book, "God Believes in Love" has some major flaws.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

I'm actually feeling sorry for a sexually hypocritical Catholic priest.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Atheists are often seen as crying wolf when they speak about bigotry. But discrimination against atheists around the world is real.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

What often gets called "ceremonial deism" is all over our government.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

You've heard of Richard Dawkins. Charles Darwin. Mark Twain. ... There are some amazing atheists who just don't get the same credit.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In the U.S., atheists have laws protecting them. But laws aren't always obeyed, or enforced -- and fighting for legal rights can have dire consequences.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Religious texts can be interpreted in an almost infinite variety of ways. What do different religious beliefs tell us about the believers?

Posted on: Jun 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

When believers talk about atheists, they often don't bother to talk to any first. What are they afraid of?

Posted on: Jun 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A burst of media attention has been focused on atheists of an unexpected stripe -- clergy members. Could non-believing clergy change how we see religion?

Posted on: May 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator tells the story of a fascinating moment in female sexuality. So why does it center on men?

Posted on: May 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Atheists are becoming a force to be reckoned with. They are a powerful ally when inspired to take action -- and a powerful opponent when they're treated like dirt.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We try to persuade people out of almost every kind of idea there is. Why should religion be the exception?

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

"Does God exist?" is a valid and relevant question. Here are my top reasons why the answer is a resounding, "No."

Posted on: Mar 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Believers or nonbelievers alike may need a refresher on these important points.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Her state representative has called the student "evil" and she has been threatened with violence, rape and death. What gives?

Posted on: Dec 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

If anyone tries to make you feel ashamed, or inferior, or like your life will be dreary and intolerable because you don't believe in this lie they're telling you that's not OK.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In the last few years atheists have become seriously organized, mobilized, visible, vocal and unapologetic about their atheism.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The child rape scandal at Penn State raises inevitable comparisons with the Catholic Church. Does religion make these kinds of abuses worse?

Posted on: Nov 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The ACS has been stung by accusations of anti-atheist bigotry in its fundraising. Is it making things worse by trying to cover its tracks?

Posted on: Oct 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The American Cancer Society may have turned down a potential half-million dollar donation because it came from a non-theistic organization.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

If you're just going to use your own conscience and your own mind to decide what's right or wrong, true or false -- why do you need God?

Posted on: Aug 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Things don't have to be permanent to be valuable. A fleeting moment can have as much value as a stone monument.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In a society that reflexively copes with death by using religion, grieving atheists are turning to each other.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The argument from utility -- the defense of religion, not because it's true, but because it's psychologically or socially useful -- is freakishly common.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Do atheists misunderstand religion? Or do believers still misunderstand atheists?

Posted on: Jun 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

American ideas about "real men" are contradictory and impossible to live up to. So stop trying!

Posted on: Jun 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

If you're finishing your degree in secular studies and are trying to decide where in the country you want to plant your godless stakes, here are some places to avoid.

Posted on: May 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

When a high school atheist tried to stop prayer at his graduation, he was harassed and kicked out of his house. But the atheist community stepped in.

Posted on: May 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new study shows that religious people have as much sex as atheists, but with less sexual satisfaction and more guilt.

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