Don’t take Keith too seriously
I’m sure many of you have seen this video floating around a variety of atheist blogs. In case you haven’t, here is Keith Olbermann with his “Worst Person in the World” segment. Keith awarded his bronze medal to the man who donated 10,000 dollars for a New York city atheist bus ad. The ad is supposed to encourage people to ‘come out of the atheist’ closet, but since the donor made his own identity secret, Keith undoubtedly feels the message is complete bunk. It’s pretty tongue-in-cheek anyways, so let’s not blow a collective gasket here.
I think it’s the contradictory message that seems odd to him, and of course it would: most people outside of the atheist movement have no real understanding of what it means to actually BE an atheist. We are still the most reviled minority in the United States, and it’s understandable not everyone wants to make their lack of belief known to their neighbors and family. Despite the fact I consider Keith to be an otherwise intelligent man, when it comes to atheism, he’s completely out of his depth.