Matt Nisbet is railing against PZ and the image of the Angry Atheist again. In fairness, PZ would probably choose to comment on this on Matt’s turf, rather than linking to it from Pharyngula. But PZ’s on vacation, and I’m not inclined to be so noble, especially given the exceedingly smarmy tone of Nisbet’s post:
For sure, atheists for a long time have been unfairly stereotyped in the mainstream media and in popular culture. But we also have a lot of lousy self-proclaimed spokespeople who do damage to our public image. They’re usually angry, grumpy, uncharismatic male loners with a passion for attacking and ridiculing religious believers. Any fellow atheist who disagrees with their Don Imus rhetoric, they label as appeasers.
Wow. Just…wow. The victim-blaming never gets old, does it?
posted by Danio