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:

1. Hey Religious Believers, Where's Your Evidence?

In the marketplace of ideas, only religion gets a free ride in an armored tank.

2. Atheism and Diversity: Is It Wrong For Atheists To Convert Believers?

Atheism isn't an attack on diversity, it's a defense of reality.

3. The Top One Reason Religion Is Harmful

Religion is uniquely armored against anything that might stop it from spinning into extreme absurdity, extreme denial of reality and extreme, grotesque immorality.

4.  Silly Religious Beliefs Held By Non-Silly People

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.

5. 10 Myths and Truths About Atheists

The idea that atheists are immoral, or that they treat science as their religion is just pure BS.

6. Decisions Are Made By Those Who Show Up: 9 Reasons Why Calling Congress Isn't A Waste Of Time

You can always come up with an excuse not to participate in our democratic system, but here's why your reasons are bogus.

7. "Deliver Us From Evil": The Amorality of the Catholic Church

The basic hierarchy and theology of the Catholic Church is a recipe for the abuse of power.

8, Why Do Atheists Have to Talk About Atheism?

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.

9, Atheism: Living Life Unfettered by Supernaturalism and Groupthink -- Interview With Sikivu Hutchinson

African-American atheist Sikivu Hutchinson calls on black atheists to play a critical role in the atheism movement.

10. Why Atheists Have Great Sex

We don't need to see sex as spiritual in order to see it as transcendent.

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