The author of Unorthodox Atheism posted the following:

In an email I received late last week, an anonymous person who I assume to be a man (is it sexist to assume a woman wouldn’t make as many spelling and grammar mistakes?) told me that the main reason he still believes in god is that Atheists are loud, annoying pricks and I was one of the most annoying.

I’ve been noticing stuff like this lately. People tend to be criticizing atheists with no rational reason at all. And they use the adjective “atheist,” as well as adjectives like “evolutionists,” “abortionists,” “scientists,” “liberals,” “democrats,” and “homosexuals,” as derogatory labels with little or no reference to their meanings. And often they use these adjectives as if they all mean the same thing.