The Way of the Heathen by Greta Christina
Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life

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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. 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.
 

About Greta Christina

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Greta Christina is the author of Coming Out Atheist, Why Are You Atheists So Angry?, and Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More, and is editor of Paying for It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients. She is on the speaker’s bureaus of the Secular Student Alliance and Center for Inquiry, and is a regular contributor to AlterNet, Free Inquiry, the Humanist, and Salon. She has contributed to the Chicago Sun-Times, Ms., On Our Backs, Penthouse, Skeptical Inquirer, and anthologies including Everything You Know About God Is Wrong and three volumes of Best American Erotica. She lives in San Francisco.
 
Published June 1, 2016 by Pitchstone Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Non-fiction