Greta Christina

Greta Christina HeadshotGreta Christina has been writing professionally since 1989, on topics including atheism, sexuality and sex-positivity, LGBT issues, politics, culture, and whatever crosses her mind. She is on the speakers bureaus of the Secular Student Alliance and the Center for Inquiry. She is editor of the Best Erotic Comics anthology series, and of Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients. Her writing has appeared in multiple magazines and newspapers, including Ms., Penthouse, Chicago Sun-Times, On Our Backs, Skeptical Inquirer, and numerous anthologies, including Everything You Know About God is Wrong and three volumes of Best American Erotica. Her most recent book is Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless. She lives in San Francisco with her wife, Ingrid. You can email her at greta (at) gretachristina (dot) com, and follow her on Twitter at @GretaChristina.

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“It levels the playing field”: Sixo Kyu on “Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God”

Date: December 19, 2014, 4:00 pm
In spite of my familiarity with Greta’s previous work, I still found myself concerned that this would be a book filled with wishy washy philosophies as to why death isn’t scary, but I was also secretly hoping that maybe it would have some sort of information that helps assuage the fear of death human beings […]

Seven Reasons for Atheists to Celebrate the Holidays

Date: December 19, 2014, 3:00 pm
This piece was originally published on AlterNet. I’m reposting as part of my holiday tradition thing. It’s often assumed that the atheist position on what is politely termed “the holiday season” is one of disregard at best, contempt and annoyance at worst. After all, the reasons for most of the standard winter holidays are supposedly […]

“Joy, tranquility, truth”: Brianne Bilyeu on “Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God”

Date: December 18, 2014, 7:01 pm
.@GretaChristina new book transcends merely "enjoyable." Joy, tranquility, truth – I feel these while reading it. http://t.co/YZFXUNhErB — Brianne Bilyeu (@abiodork) December 18, 2014 “@GretaChristina new book transcends merely “enjoyable.” Joy, tranquility, truth – I feel these while reading it.” Got a nice Tweet about my new book, Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing […]

The Great Gruesome Christmas Carols

Date: December 18, 2014, 4:00 pm
Reposting this, as part of my holiday tradition. And now for something completely different. I’m one of those freakish people who actually likes Christmas carols. Not the gloppy, cutesy, “Suzy Snowflake” modern variety so much (although I do have a soft spot for “Silver Bells”), but the soaring, haunting, gorgeous classic ones. “Angels We Have […]

“I want to show it to all my friends who are dealing with death”: Greg Epstein on “Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God”

Date: December 17, 2014, 4:00 pm
“Reading this book felt like one of those moments, standing in a dark and silent room, when glass powder strikes red phosphorous and turns a little of it into white phosphorous, which causes a match to light up in a warming flame. I want to show it (the book, not the match) to all my […]