The secularist argument for having no religious test for public office is not the same as the argument for atheism. The argument for atheism is not the same as deriding religion as the source of conflict. Dawkins’s polemics are to secularism what C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters is to religious apologetics: knowing, insular and sanctimonious.
I haven’t read much of Dawkins, but I do know of his style. Yes, Robert, I intend to read his books – the two that you have recommended – shortly.
- Did religion give us doubt? And a note on envy (whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com)
- Sam Harris & Richard Dawkins talk about The Moral Landscape (poddelusion.co.uk)
- How to spot an Atheist: A definition of terms and Dawkins’ God (holyblasphemy.net)
- William Flew on Templeton Prize (williamflew.wordpress.com)
- The Language of God: Collins vs. Dawkins (daylightatheism.org)
- Karen Armstrong is a *gasp* atheist! (barefootbum.blogspot.com)