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Why Are You Atheists So Angry?: 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless | [Greta Christina]

Why Are You Atheists So Angry?: 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless

Why are atheists angry? Is it because they're selfish, joyless, lacking in meaning, and alienated from God? Or is it because they have legitimate reasons to be angry - and are ready to do something about it? Armed with passionate outrage, absurdist humor, and calm intelligence, popular blogger Greta Christina makes a powerful case for outspoken atheist activism, and explains the empathy and justice that drive it. This accessible, personal, down-to-earth book speaks not only to atheists, but also to believers who want to understand the so-called new atheism.
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Why are atheists angry? Is it because they're selfish, joyless, lacking in meaning, and alienated from God? Or is it because they have legitimate reasons to be angry - and are ready to do something about it? Armed with passionate outrage, absurdist humor, and calm intelligence, popular blogger Greta Christina makes a powerful case for outspoken atheist activism, and explains the empathy and justice that drive it. This accessible, personal, down-to-earth book speaks not only to atheists, but also to believers who want to understand the so-called new atheism.

Why Are You Atheists So Angry? drops a bombshell on the destructive force of religious faith - and gives a voice to millions of angry atheists.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2012 Greta Christina (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"I found this book informative and enraging! Leave it to Greta to inform and elucidate like no other. I highly recommend this book to everyone, everywhere. And I hope never to get Greta angry at me. :)" (David Silverman, President, American Atheists)

"Greta Christina’s analysis of religion is acute and witty, and at the same time fair and compassionate. And I'm jealous: I sure wish I could write as well as she does." (Alan Sokal, Professor of Physics, New York University)

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    William 05-10-15
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    Clear, concise and interesting. An absolute must-read for everyone. My bet is you'll be taking notes throughout as I was!

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    I've listened to Dawkins and Hitchens. I've enjoyed Krauss and Dennit. But Greta is the first Atheist who mirrors my own feelings. excellent.

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    joser 01-11-15
    joser 01-11-15

    Work swing, listen to audio books while I work. Never been a reader, but listening has become an addiction. Fantasy with great narration!

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    "Just not very good"

    The narrator was just not very fun or captivating. Seemed to angry, straight obnoxious.

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    mike bremerton, WA, United States 08-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "religious rhetoric...same old song and dance"
    Would you try another book from Greta Christina and/or Greta Christina?

    No. If you want a good book on the subject read Penn jillette's God No.


    Has Why Are You Atheists So Angry? turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just her writings


    What didn’t you like about Greta Christina’s performance?

    She is spinning her politics into a religious manifesto where if you don't agree with her your wrong. She and many others (bill maher comes to mind) are trying to turn atheism from an unaffiliated lack of faith, into a collective that have the same doctrine and sheep their way through life. the very thing that turned me away from any faith, which is an us vs them outlook on life, is the object of this book.

    She is condescending to the reader throughout much of the book, talking down to you because you are not nearly as enlightened as she is, and just like the forces she is writing against, she lets you know, if you don't share her ideas you are not only wrong, but stupid. She is also condescending by saying things like " I don't hate people that think differently than be, BUT...." and then uses a vast vocabulary to tell you she hates people that don't share her doctrine.

    And keep in mind I am a free thinker and agree with her statements about how atheists should be taken seriously, and 2000 year old sheep herder's campfire stories should not dictate our national policies. But I don't think that someone with a different opinion is somehow a lesser person or inferior.

    Its the same BS the the religious right has been feeding us for centuries just wrapped up with an angry leftist vibe, repackaged think like us and sold back to you.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Why Are You Atheists So Angry??

    I would remove the author as the narrator. The woman was unable to hide her contempt for others in her voice. She would say something that she thought was bullet proof or a huge insult on "the other side" and then make a small smug laugh and she did it throughout the whole book.


    Any additional comments?

    I have a saying. "Try not to argue with someone that shares the same opinion with you." Man, this book really makes that hard.

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    Roswatheist Dexter, New Mexico, United States 11-09-12
    Roswatheist Dexter, New Mexico, United States 11-09-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Everything I've said and then some"

    This is a *must read* for atheists, theists, and on-the-fencers. If you're religious and have ever wondered why we atheists are so angry, read or listen to this book. If you are an atheist and have trouble articulating your reasons for being angry, read or listen to this book; it will help you state your argument better.

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    Lana 09-26-12
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    Good for Greta Christina for bravely and unashamedly voicing her anger, and for sending out a call to arms to all atheists to stand up and be counted.

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    ""Anger" Is Not An Excuse to Buy This Book"
    What disappointed you about Why Are You Atheists So Angry??

    Evidently, this audio book is one long list of things that Greta is angry about. I too am an atheist, but I'm not angry or even sorry. Sure, I am tired of Christians (theists) flaunting their religion in my face and I too am tired of seeing the cross displayed as a piece of jewelry (this was an instrument used for torture and death, if not performed on Jesus then it was most certainly inflicted on countless others), however, it doesn't make me angry, just sad. I am sad that so many people claim to follow a man known only as Jesus, a man that nobody can prove even existed, and yet these same people can vanquish all other non-believers to eternal hell and torment while they, in turn, will enjoy every imaginable luxury in heaven. How dare they. However, with this said, it's still a sad excuse for a book simply to lists all the things that makes one angry. I am sorry that I could only listen to 20 minutes of this book before turning it off. Enjoy yourself Greta.


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