Face it. He is not an intolerant bigot- at least, as far as i can see. he is a nice old oxfordian who simply has very strong opinions. And by and large, his arguments against religion make a lot of sense, although sometimes you get the feeling he'd convince more people if he calmed down a bit.
There are some holes in his theological arguments, but there is no reason to call him an unaccepting stubborn narrow-minded antichrist fundamentalist. Fundamentalists blow up the twin towers and don't let women leave the house for fear of beatings. Richard Dawkins is just a guy with a passionate opinion that sometimes leads him to have less repect for people than he ought to. But hey, we all make mistakes.
ANGRY BELIEVER: DAWKINS WILL BURN IN HELL!!! HE BELIEVES DISABLED PEOPLE ARE INFERIOR AND LEPRECHAUNS ARE BETTER THEN GOD!!! HE IS THE ALPHA AND OMEGA OF PURE EVIL!!!!
*enter emcee RD himself, looking thoroughly Oxford-y and docile*
RD: wow, this is certainly awkward.
He wrote an essay called Viruses of the Mind, referring to religion. He calls believers, faith-sufferers, and disparages even those who are tolerant of others' faith. He thinks they are a large part of the problem.
Dawkins also has a cult following of militant fanboys who dream about him on the internet and this will become apperant when you see the thumbs down on my definition
Consistently the subject of fanatical religious attacks, which claim him to be equally dogmatic. Most of these criticisms come from uneducated or tactless Christian apologists, who have read very little of his material and understand little about atheism and/or biology.
Has never claimed to be dogmatic, but insists that he answers to reason alone. This is a contextually correct statement when you look at his accusers. Most of his critics choose to willfully submit to religion, God, and Jesus, based on their "strong spiritual and Biblical evidence." Such people are universally panned as "Jesusfreaks."
Is a leading figure of the atheist movement which includes Hitchens, Dennet, and Harris. Is also the subject of Urban Dictionary attacks by Christian dogmatists who have never picked up a book beside the Bible.
Richard Dawkins just busted out a can of intellectual kick-ass on that creationist.
He believes humans are innately moral because it's in the interest of our selfish genes which compete to replicate, but when we are bad it's because of religion.