I’m sorry for being a jerk in comments before. Let’s try this: A president who was in the past tepidly agnostic comes out and says he’s thought about it, and now he’s an atheist. And in a doomed to fail preemptive qualifier, I know this is not the same thing. Let’s go ahead stipulate it’s not the same thing.
So, if that happened, should we as atheists react with “It’s too late or not enough” and be angry, should it not affect our view and other issues be more important, or would we think this a positive change, or something else not shown here? Should we reward that, not care either way, or be angry about it? Which of those reactions would help atheism in general and which might not? I personally would lean toward rewarding it but other issues would still matter too. Your turn: Go!