Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life

Greta Christina

September 24, 2017

So you’re an atheist. Now what? The way we deal with life — with love and sex, pleasure and death, reality and making stuff up —can change dramatically when we stop believing in gods, souls, and afterlives. When we leave religion — or if we never had it in the first place—where do we go? With her unique blend of compassion and humor, thoughtfulness and snark, Greta Christina most emphatically does not propose a single path to a good atheist life.

Greta Christian will be speaking about her latest book, The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life, in which she offers questions to think about, ideas that may be useful, and encouragement to choose your own way. She addresses complex issues in an accessible, down-to-earth style, including: Why we’re here, Sexual transcendence, How humanism helps with depression — except when it doesn’t, Stealing stuff from religion, and much more. Aimed at new and not-so-new atheists, questioning and curious believers, Christina shines a warm, fresh light on the only life we have.

Greta Christina is also the author of Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God, of Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why, of Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, and of Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More.

She is on the board of directors of Foundation Beyond Belief, and is co-founder and co-organizer of Godless Perverts, a San Francisco organization promoting a positive view of sexuality without religion.

She blogs at Greta Christina’s Blog, at The Orbit, the atheist social justice media collective, and she is editor of Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients.

You can follow her on Facebook, and on Twitter at @GretaChristina.

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