Several years ago, Greta Christina wrote a post about why atheists are angry that still resonates with a lot of people today.
She has now fleshed out those thoughts and turned it into a wonderful new book, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Thing That Piss Off the Godless:
I read it a few weeks ago and wasn’t kidding or exaggerating when I offered this blurb:
Even if you’re an atheist and know damn well why you’re angry, treat yourself to this book. I know, it’s like you’re buying a book designed to frustrate you, but it’ll also inspire you to channel your rage into action. Better yet, tell your religious friends to buy it. They need to understand where we’re coming from.
Greta has done something truly impressive with this book: She explains in a calm, reasonable, and thoughtful way exactly why she’s a pissed-off, angry atheist. She’s not alone, though, and it’s not only other atheists who will agree with her. In fact, I *dare* religious people to read this book and not come away furious at the often awful impact faith has had on the world, even if they don’t believe they’re responsible for it. I may be a “friendly atheist” online, but Greta definitely speaks for me in this book.
If Kindle isn’t your thing, the book will be available for the Nook and in print form soon.
Greta, congratulations for doing something monumental and timely — It takes a lot of work to put together a book like this, especially without the help of a publisher or agent. When you’re that talented and savvy, you don’t need either.