Yester Vue, yes, well that is where positioning and optics comes into play, which was the original premise of my article. If you want to be in a position of relative strength in a debate, you need to figure out how to be for something rather than against its complement.
This is why I dislike the term atheist, even though I identify with that position and admire the rigorous and persistent arguments of the New Atheists — especially guys like Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens, who I suspect relish(ed) the image they cultivated as being combative & argumentative.
It is a different but still valid strategy to embrace being anti something: anti-war, anti-hate, anti-crime, anti-immigration, anti-PC, anti-religion. It’s a reactionary (archaic term) fighting position, takes a lot of effort & determination to be anti anything in the long run.
As for my views on the religion-versus-science debate, I start using prognostic, the positive label I proposed, and see if it catches on.