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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Brief Blog Break, With Cat Pictures – Bitey Comet!

Date: October 23, 2014, 3:00 pm
I’m doing some family stuff this week, and probably won’t be blogging until next week. In the meantime, here are some pictures of Comet. It’s the eye of the Comet, it’s the thrill of the bite! Greta Christina’s books, Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why and Why […]

Brief Blog Break, With Cat Picture — Kitty Triskelion!

Date: October 22, 2014, 3:00 pm
I’m doing some family stuff this week, and probably won’t be blogging until next week. In the meantime, here is a picture of our cats, arranged in a decorative kitty triskelion. See you next week! Greta Christina’s books, Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why and Why Are […]

Is It Ethical to Conceal Your Atheism?

Date: October 20, 2014, 3:00 pm
This piece was originally published in Free Inquiry magazine. Let’s say you’re an atheist. Let’s say you’re a college student. Let’s say your parents are supporting you, including paying your tuition. And let’s say your parents are adamantly opposed to atheism — so much so that if they learned about your atheism, they would stop […]

5 Reasons to Stop Talking Sh*t About People From the South and Midwest

Date: October 18, 2014, 8:56 pm
“If I ever hear another elitist jerk use the term flyover people, I’ll punch him in the mouth.” -John Waters, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America I don’t approve of threats of physical violence. Not even hyperbolic ones. But I absolutely know where John Waters is coming from. And while I don’t intend to punch […]

25 years ago today

Date: October 17, 2014, 6:01 pm
25 years ago today, I was on Durant Street in Berkeley, on my way to Kip’s sports bar to watch the World Series, when I felt a sharp JOLT, as if someone had yanked the rug I was standing on — except the rug was the sidewalk. Sharp jolt, and then a rumbling, rolling shake, […]