Greta Christina discusses the accusations that atheists are angry. She stated many atheists are angry about religion, including herself, and believes this anger is valid.
Thus, the question is why are atheists so angry? She is angry that only 45% of people will vote for an atheist for president, the denial of children custody to atheist parents, public schools still battle Creationism, science teachers often do not teach evolution, how religion control of females, the imposition of religion on others, the abuse of others, as well as killing of others, and much more. She includes the rage concerning the rape and sexual mutilation of children because “it’s God’s will”, and rightly so.
There is a lot to be angry about concerning religion, including the threats some Christians say to atheists, and Greta Christina sums up all the issues that atheists are angry about concerning religion. Before the end of her talk, one cannot help but get behind her and say, “You go, girl! Tell it like it is.”
We have a many reasons for our anger and most of it is justified. She also states what makes religion unique from other human ideas and then describes how and why it is unique. She believes our anger is valid and necessary. Anger helps to make change and every movement, including the Civil Rights Movement had anger, because it motivates us.
Greta Christina also stated that we should not allow them to tell us to shut up and sit down when we see wrongs and abuses done in the name of religion. Telling us to shut up about it is a means to disempower us and we should not let them.
It is 48 minutes worth listening to and before she finishes, she states there is nothing wrong with atheists. “There is something right with us,” she says.
Many thanks to Hambone Productions for recording the speakers at Skepticon.