A couple of other points on which I diverge from Dawkins, whose antipathy toward religion I share (if he sees these posts, he’ll probably think, “With friends like these…”):
First, in God Delusion and elsewhere he exaggerates the degree to which Darwinism explains life. Dawkins opens The Blind Watchmaker by declaring that life "is a mystery no longer," because Darwin solved it with the theory of evolution. That's probably the silliest thing Dawkins has ever said. Life is as mysterious as ever, in spite of all the insights provided by evolutionary theory and more-recent biological paradigms, such as genetics and molecular biology. Neither Darwinism nor any other scientific theory tells us why life appeared on earth in the first place, or whether it was probable or a once-in-eternity fluke. Francis Crick, whose antipathy toward religion rivaled that of Dawkins, once stated that "the origin of life appears to be almost a miracle, so many are the conditions which would have to be satisfied to get it going." I make these and related points in “The Mystery of Life: Darwinism Doesn’t Solve It,” my review of Dawkins’s book Climbing Mount Improbable.
Dawkins has also urged anti-religious folks to join a group such as the Brights. I think these groups are a bad idea, as I explained in “Keeping the Faith in my Doubt,” an oped piece for the Times a couple of years ago.
Otherwise, let me offer an admiring pat for Dawkins in his fight against irrationality.