Why Are You Atheists So Angry?

  • by Greta Christina
  • Narrated by Greta Christina
  • 5 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Simply the best book on religion I've ever read

Chapter one is:

Terrifying
Personal
Inspiring
Saddening
Maddening
Enlightening
Motivating
Emotional
Moving
Caring
Damning
Wonderful

The rest of the book is pretty good too.
A must read for atheists and the religious alike.
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- Jonathan

Thought-provoking

If you could sum up Why Are You Atheists So Angry? in three words, what would they be?

Thought-provoking, compassionate and true.


What did you like best about this story?

Well, considering that this isn't so much a story as it is a book full of reasons to be angry at religion, it's hard to answer that. Atheists, especially the "angry" ones, are often accused of being heartless and mean, but Greta Christinas compassion and love for other humans is so obvious. The anger stems from love, not from hate - and the unwillingness to sit around and watch how religion repeatedly cause harm to people all over the world.

I can completely relate to her feelings, so obviously this book speaks to me.


Have you listened to any of Greta Christina’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, I don't think there are any others.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Repeatedly made me angry and sad. I was already familiar with a lot of the reasons she lists, but listening to a full list of the negative impact religion has on so many people's lives is heartbreaking.


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- Amazon Customer "Julie"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios