At one point, he said:
…It’s odd that the word “atheist” even exists! I don’t play golf. Is there a word for non-golf-players? Do non-golf-players gather and strategize?
Turns out some clever soul created a sub-Reddit for nongolfers… and it’s hilarious 🙂 And for more reasons than the fact that they’re calling themselves ateeists.
Posts include: Why doesn’t the media ever mention that Jerry Sandusky is an avid golfer? and IAmA former caddy who was abused at age 15 by golfers at my country club, who then tried to cover up the abuse. AMA.
And there are pictures like this one:
I still don’t expect Dr. Tyson to come out as an “atheist,” but it would be nice for him to acknowledge that there are good reasons for atheists to gather, speak out, and educate others. It’s not just a frivolous term. It’s not a derogatory term. And based on his own writings and statements, the word seems to describe him well.
(Thanks to Jessica for the link!)