Most people are not cruel, and nobody could believe that a good, loving God could commit the dozens of atrocities of the Old Testament unless his main reading of the Bible came as a child: maybe being shown as an adult the extreme nastiness of the the Godhead of the Bible will make some people see the absurdity of it all. And maybe this will speed up the process of discarding this ancient fairy tale the Bible--a piece of literature with not an iota more basis for belief than the Greek myths, and which (apart from the dangers of extremists who want to go back to stoning homosexuals and adulterers) creates some degree of antiscientism in every person who believes it.
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.