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: 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.

Posted on: May 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Are less established religions really crazier than older mainstream ones? Or are mainstream religions just more familiar?

Posted on: Apr 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A respected, mainstream theologian is seriously arguing that as long as God gives the thumbs-up, it's okay to kill pretty much anybody.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The hostility that the atheist ad campaigns generate proves why we need them so badly.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

When it comes to free speech and the First Amendment, the content of the speech, and whether or not we find it hateful, is irrelevant.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

High school non-theist groups are getting dedicated support from a national organization but their schools are flipping out. What does this mean for the future of atheism?

Posted on: Feb 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The idea that you should believe in God "just in case" trivializes both faith and reality, and concedes your argument before it's begun.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Most fat people who try to lose weight aren't successful. Does it make more sense to blame fat people for lacking self- control... or to change public policy about food and health?