Only the chronically retarded blame evil spirits for every other thing that goes wrong and inquistions, burning at the stake and s**t is just downright illegal these days so to be seen as good the theists need a new bad guy.
and here we are.
Well, no, not really. It is common practice amongst the terminally religious of all sorts to simply add in an unnecessary supernatural cause (not a real cause or sentient being) to any statement.
A: "This is really good ice-cream."
Normal B: "Yes, the maker takes great care over the ingredients and process."
Deluded B: "Yes, the maker has been inspired by <insert deity or other magic being>
to take great care over the ingredients and process."
Normal B: "The spread of Ebola is very worrying."
Deluded B: "The spread of Ebola is very worrying. Mankind is disobeying the word of <insert deity or other magic being> and is being punished.
I don't see any evidence for the atheist being the whipping boy for things that go wrong: perhaps you could provide some.