The devout fundamentalist atheist, if not Atheist Supremacist... Richard Dawkins would be a Theist today if he had access to the direct personal *knowledge* of God that Jesus and other prophets had thousands of years ago, and many other human beings have today in the 21st century. Richard Dawkins' facile dismissal of religious experience in 'The God Delusion' etc. is "less than scientific" and looks a lot like sheer willful ignorance.
There is lots of positive evidence for the existence of God if one responsibly investigates religious experience but most scientists refuse to do so. In fact the self-described Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) point blank refused to scientifically investigate my own claimed revelatory experience of God when I challenged them to do so. Indeed they lamely and quite ludicrously claimed that they do not actually engage in the scientific investigation of religious experiences. Doh! That *might* explain why they have apparently changed their name to the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI pronounced *sigh*). . . I can't help but wonder if I am responsible for that name change. Maybe I should send them another email inviting them to engage in some "skeptical inquiry" into my profound revelatory religious experience and the messages that resulted from it.
For a scientist Richard Dawkins sure likes to wallow in apparently quite willful ignorance when it comes to contemporary religious experience and other positive evidence for the existence of God, such as evidence that strongly suggests Intelligent Design in the Universe.
In 1992 I underwent a profound revelatory experience of God which revealed that the total solar eclipse "Eye of God" is a "Sign in the Heavens" that symbolizes God's divine omniscience. You may read about what Rev. Ray Drennan of the Unitarian Church of Montreal contemptuously dismissed as my "psychotic experience" here: http://revelationisnotsealed.homestead.com - This revelatory religious experience inspired me to propose an inter-religious celebration of Creation that would take place whenever a total solar eclipse took place over our planet. You may read about what Rev. Ray Drennan and other leading members of the Unitarian Church of Montreal falsely and maliciously labeled as a "cult" here: http://creationday.homestead.com - I am now an excommunicated Unitarian whose "alternative spiritual practice" includes publicly exposing and denouncing Unitarian*Universalist injustices, abuses, and hypocrisy. The Emerson Avenger blog will serve that purpose for me and hopefully others will share their concerns here. Dee Miller's term DIM Thinking is used frequently and appropriately on this blog. You may read more about what DIM Thinking is here - http://www.takecourage.org/defining.htm