“As valuable to the brand new atheist as it is the longtime atheist”: Dan Arel on The Way of the Heathen

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“The Way of the Heathen opens the doors to a new way of thinking post-faith but stands as a book that is as valuable to the brand new atheist as it is the longtime atheist.

“This is the type of book that leaves me feeling proud to be an atheist and proud to be a part of a community that produces such works that work to improve the betterment of not just oneself, but society as a whole.”
-Dan Arel, author, Parenting Without God: How to Raise Moral, Ethical and Intelligent Children, Free from Religious Dogma

Some people I like and respect greatly have said some really nice things about my new book, The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life. Dan Arel has written a review of the book on his blog at the Patheos Atheist channel, Danthropology. You can read the full review here. Thanks, Dan!

The Way of the Heathen is available in ebook on Amazon/Kindle and Smashwords for $7.99. The audiobook is at Audible. The print edition is at Amazon and Powell’s Books, and can be ordered or carried by pretty much any bookstore: it’s being wholesaled by Ingram, Baker & Taylor, IPG, and bookstores can buy it directly from the publisher, Pitchstone Publishing. Check it out, and tell your friends!

“As valuable to the brand new atheist as it is the longtime atheist”: Dan Arel on The Way of the Heathen

“What’s great is that Christina doesn’t tell the reader exactly what to think”: Zack Ford on The Way of the Heathen

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Some people I like and respect greatly have said some really nice things about my new book, The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life. Here’s the blurb from Zack Ford:

“If Richard Dawkins is best known for helping people figure out that they are atheists, Greta Christina is the community’s leader who holds their hand from that point forward. Following up on her thorough guide on Coming Out Atheist, she now offers an exploration of how to take that secular identity and apply it throughout a person’s life. The Way of the Heathen covers everything from a person’s day-to-day experiences and interpersonal interactions to the universe’s big questions and the most vexing moral, political, and social justice issues facing 21st Century society. What’s great is that Christina doesn’t tell the reader exactly what to think, but offers a convincing perspective from which to orient their own positions. This is the perfect book for anyone who has gotten a taste of skepticism and now hungers to make even more meaning out of their brief existence — despite living in a world that privileges religious beliefs and practices.”
-Zack Ford, LGBT Editor, ThinkProgress.org

The Way of the Heathen is available in ebook on Amazon/Kindle and Smashwords for $7.99. The audiobook is at Audible. The print edition is at Amazon and Powell’s Books, and can be ordered or carried by pretty much any bookstore: it’s being wholesaled by Ingram, Baker & Taylor, IPG, and bookstores can buy it directly from the publisher, Pitchstone Publishing. Check it out, and tell your friends!

“What’s great is that Christina doesn’t tell the reader exactly what to think”: Zack Ford on The Way of the Heathen

“Written with clarity and humor”: Jennifer Michael Hecht on The Way of the Heathen

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Some people I like and respect greatly have said some really nice things about my new book, The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life. Here’s the blurb from Jennifer Michael Hecht:

“If you are a newcomer to atheism in America in the twenty-first century you will be glad to spend time with Greta Christina in her new book The Way of the Heathen. Written with clarity and humor, the book tours some of the key issues facing someone who has recently emerged from a life defined by Christian belief. Christina roots her exploration in her own experience of awakening from religious dogma, and her candor is one of the particularly strong aspects of this much-needed work.”
-Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of Doubt: A History

The Way of the Heathen is available in ebook on Amazon/Kindle and Smashwords for $7.99. The audiobook is at Audible. The print edition is at Amazon and Powell’s Books, and can be ordered or carried by pretty much any bookstore: it’s being wholesaled by Ingram, Baker & Taylor, IPG, and bookstores can buy it directly from the publisher, Pitchstone Publishing. Check it out, and tell your friends!

“Written with clarity and humor”: Jennifer Michael Hecht on The Way of the Heathen

Greta’s Podcast Interview on “The Humanist Hour”

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Attention, podcast fans! I recently did an interview with The Humanist Hour, the official broadcast of the American Humanist Association.

I talk with Peggy Knudtson and Jenn Wilson about who my real atheist heroes are; why it’s such a strange thing to have to defend social justice; why writing about death and suffering is sometimes more rewarding than writing about fun subjects like sex; the progression many nonbelievers go through with our nonbelief; how humanism can shape our relationship with nature; how to decide which ideas to revisit and which ones we’ve questioned enough; how The Simpsons has shaped my philosophy of life; and more. Check it out!

Greta’s Podcast Interview on “The Humanist Hour”

“Whether you’re a baby atheist or a secular elder”: Adam Lee on The Way of the Heathen

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Some people I like and respect greatly have said some really nice things about my new book, The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life. Here’s the blurb from Adam Lee:

“Whether it’s politics, sex or Morris dancing, Greta Christina has the answers you’ve been searching for and the ones you didn’t know you needed. She offers a succinct guide to life as a nonbeliever, describing all the joys and all the trials you’re likely to face, from the mundane to the cosmic, and gives her patented and pithy wisdom on what to do when you’re in the midst of them. Whether you’re a baby atheist or a secular elder, you’ll find something here to amuse, enlighten, or change the way you think.”
-Adam Lee, author of Daylight Atheism and the Daylight Atheism blog

The Way of the Heathen is available in ebook on Amazon/Kindle and Smashwords for $7.99. The audiobook is at Audible. The print edition is at Amazon and Powell’s Books, and can be ordered or carried by pretty much any bookstore: it’s being wholesaled by Ingram, Baker & Taylor, IPG, and bookstores can buy it directly from the publisher, Pitchstone Publishing. Check it out, and tell your friends!

“Whether you’re a baby atheist or a secular elder”: Adam Lee on The Way of the Heathen

Greta’s Podcast Interview with Chris Johnson at “A Better Life”

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I did a podcast interview with photographer and filmmaker Chris Johnson, creator of the book and the film A Better Life.

We talk about the strange circumstances in which he and I met; how skepticism can help us cope with hard times; whether arguing about religion is valuable; the stages many atheists go through when they leave religion; how writing my new book (The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life) shaped my thinking about atheism; how my ideas about critiquing and mocking religion have changed over the years; why social justice is important for organized atheism; why the “mission drift” argument against intersectionality is bullshit — and who gets to define the mission in the first place; how atheist organizing is becoming decentralized; what I would say to myself if I could go back in time to when I first became an atheist (especially about mortality); and more. Check it out!

Greta’s Podcast Interview with Chris Johnson at “A Better Life”

“Loved it”: Bill on The Way of the Heathen

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I got a really nice comment from a reader, Bill Dauphin, about my new book, The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life. I’m sharing it here with his permission.

“Finished listening to TWotH on my car trip home from DC Sunday. Loved it. Just to pick out one thing, I thought the analogy between sex and music was brilliant, one of those things that makes you say, ‘I never thought of it that way before, but now it seems so obvious!'”

Thanks, Bill! To others who have read/ listened to my book, I’d love to know what you think of it.

The Way of the Heathen is available in ebook on Amazon/Kindle and on Smashwords for $7.99. The audiobook is at Audible. The print edition is at Amazon and Powell’s Books, and can be ordered or carried by pretty much any bookstore: it’s being wholesaled by Ingram, Baker & Taylor, IPG, and bookstores can buy it directly from the publisher, Pitchstone Publishing. Check it out, and tell your friends!

“Loved it”: Bill on The Way of the Heathen

14,000 Twitter Followers!

Exciting benchmark! I now have over 14,000 followers on Twitter!

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Whenever I have one of these “rolling over of the zeroes” moments, I think about how different our lives would be if we had eight or twelve fingers instead of ten. They’re kind of arbitrary. Fun anyway, though. You can be one of the cool kids — follow me on Twitter, at @GretaChristina!

14,000 Twitter Followers!

Greta Reading at Perverts Put Out, Thursday July 23! Part of National Queer Arts Festival

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Perverts Put Out! joins the National Queer Arts Festival with a special Pride Week show, featuring Greta Christina, Sherilyn Connelly, Gina DeVries, Daphne Gottleib, horehound stillpoint, Na’amen Tilahun and Xan West, presided over by hosts Dr. Carol Queen and Simon Sheppard. Come celebrate with us!

Perverts Put Out!, San Francisco’s long-running pansexual performance series, has featured stellar line-ups of truly twisted, mega-talented artistes — even an occasional naked mayoral candidate — since way back in 1998. Hope to see you there!

DATE: Thursday, July 23
TIME: Doors 7:00, show 8:00
LOCATION: Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco (near Civic Center BART)
COST: $10-25 sliding scale

Greta Reading at Perverts Put Out, Thursday July 23! Part of National Queer Arts Festival

Greta Interviewed on “Atheists Talk” Radio!

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Podcast fans — check out my interview with the Atheists Talk radio show! We talked about how atheists have a sense of mystery (and why so many believers think we don’t); why I hate the word “spiritual”; experiencing interconnectness as an introvert; why it’s difficult to accept the reality of social injustice; different ways to be a good person; and more.

Enjoy! And many thanks to Dave Pacheco and Minnesota Atheists for hosting me.

Greta Interviewed on “Atheists Talk” Radio!