Atheism Was one of the Year's Hottest Topics, and Greta Christina Caught the Wave as Well as Anyone
Author Greta Christina has written many articles this year on atheism and the religious debate in politics and the hypocrisy of the Christian right. The issues surrounding atheism have been among the most popular this year at AlterNet, and Christina's distinctive take has led the way. She writes regularly on her own blog and works as a freelance writer, doing everything from movie reviews to erotic fiction. Christina is the editor of the anthology series "Best Erotic Comics."
Many of Christina's essays from this year have been read by over 50,000 people on AlterNet. Here are 10 of her most popular on atheism and religion:
In the marketplace of ideas, only religion gets a free ride in an armored tank.
Atheism isn't an attack on diversity, it's a defense of reality.
Religion is uniquely armored against anything that might stop it from spinning into extreme absurdity, extreme denial of reality and extreme, grotesque immorality.
Many of the beliefs held by religious moderates -- smart people who respect science and the separation of church and state -- are as untenable as the dogma of fundamentalists.
The idea that atheists are immoral, or that they treat science as their religion is just pure BS.
You can always come up with an excuse not to participate in our democratic system, but here's why your reasons are bogus.
The basic hierarchy and theology of the Catholic Church is a recipe for the abuse of power.
Thinking you're right and trying to persuade other people you're right is not intolerant or close-minded -- it's a cornerstone of democracy.
African-American atheist Sikivu Hutchinson calls on black atheists to play a critical role in the atheism movement.
We don't need to see sex as spiritual in order to see it as transcendent.