Sac City Freethinkers

Promoting free thought at City College

April 26 Event: Greta Christina on Atheism and Sexuality

Sac City Freethinkers is proud to present

6pm, Student Center
Sacramento City College

Free to all LRCCD students, faculty and staff, $5 at the door for general public

TOPIC: Atheism and sexuality. The sexual morality of traditional religion tends to be based, not on solid ethical principles, but on a set of taboos about what kinds of sex God does and doesn’t want people to have. And while the sex-positive community offers a more thoughtful view of sexual morality, it still often frames sexuality as positive by seeing it as a spiritual experience. What are some atheist alternatives to these views? How can atheists view sexual ethics without a belief in God? And how can atheists view sexual transcendence without a belief in the supernatural?

GRETA CHRISTINA: Greta Christina is one of the most widely- read and well- respected bloggers in the atheist blogosphere. She was recently ranked by an independent analyst as one of the Top Ten most popular atheist bloggers. She is the regular atheist correspondent for AlterNet, the online political magazine with over 1,200,000 hits a week, and has been writing about atheism and skepticism for her own cleverly-named Greta Christina’s Blogsince 2005. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and anthologies, including Ms., Skeptical Inquirer, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the anthology Everything You Know About God Is Wrong. She has been writing professionally since 1989, on topics including sexuality and sex-positivity, LGBT issues, politics, culture, and whatever crosses her mind. She is an experienced and entertaining public speaker, who has been doing public speaking for many years.

BONUS OPENING ACT: SacFAN’s very own Keith Lowell Jensen will also perform a special set of stand-up comedy before Greta speaks… so don’t be late!

This event produced by the Sac City Freethinkers student club, with help from the Secular Student Alliance.



April 14, 2011 - Posted by | Atheism, City College, Events


  1. Hey was’ up. Thanks for the great event last nite. Really enjoyed it (she was better than PZ last year). So, anyways….peeps have been asking if there is a gonna be any audio or, even better, video, of Greta’s talk. Let me know, if not coolio. Awesomeness.


    Comment by krissthesexyatheist | April 27, 2011 | Reply

  2. We didn’t do any taping, but the same lecture is already on YouTube from Skepticon 3.

    I did a quick look at it, and it seems pretty much the same, without the Q&A afterward.

    I’ve posted a link the blog.

    Comment by Don Button | April 28, 2011 | Reply

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