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Greta Christina: Atheism and Sexuality

Greta ChristinaWhen:  May 10, 7pm

Where:  Building 420 (Jordan Hall) Room 041, Stanford Main Quad

Greta Christina is a writer and blogger who covers sex, atheism, and politics. She’s been a freelance writer since 1989, and one of her best known pieces of writing is a 1992 article called “Are We Having Sex Now or What?” about the difficulty of deciding what counts as sex when people have a plethora of sexual experiences that are distinct from intercourse. She also wrote “Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God,” a 2005 article published in the Skeptical Inquirer.

Greta will address the topic of 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?

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