Stories by Greta Christina

Greta Christina's most recent book is The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life. She blogs at The Orbit. subscribe to Greta Christina's feed

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."