Richard Dawkins’ latest book ‘The God Delusion’ was one of the best sellers this last Christmas. He is the Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, and one of a group of influential writers and thinkers known as ‘the new atheists’, driven by an evangelical fervour to convert others to their way of thinking. As he writes in the introduction, ‘If this book works as I intend, religious readers who open it will be atheists when they put it down’.
I came across this fascinating interview with him. It gives a real insight into what he thinks, and suggests some ways in which his particular brand of atheism can be undermined.