Joe Klein Takes a Shot at Atheists

Joe Klein, columnist for Time, might want to get out of the house more often. In an article explaining how volunteering could help those with PTSD, Klein needlessly and stupidly took a shot at atheists. What does not believing in fairy tales have to do with volunteering and PTSD? Nothing! But when describing the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornadoes, Klein couldn’t help himself :

But there was an occupying army of relief workers, led by local first responders, exhausted but still humping it a week after the storm, church groups from all over the country — funny how you don’t see organized groups of secular humanists giving out hot meals — and there in the middle of it all, with a purposeful military swagger, were the volunteers from Team Rubicon.

Funny indeed! Especially, as a post on Patheos points out, there were plenty of non-religous people lending their efforts to the cause.

There was really no need for the atheist jab, and plenty of commenters on the article let Klein know that. Multiple people said they’d be canceling their Time subscription, and Klein was called “asinine,” an “idiot,” and “stupid.”

That probably about covers it. We now patiently await Klein’s article about how religious people never call people names.

Publish date: June 24, 2013 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT