More on line with the original post, I'm reading The God Delusion, and I have to say that Dawkins is kind of a jackass.
To sum up the first 20 pages or so:
1. "When mystics and sages use the word "God", they are describing something different than when the everyday person uses the word "God". So we're going to ignore and deride the people who have spent their lives studying their own spirituality, and go with the definition of the regular spag on the street."
2. "When scientists use the word "religion," they mean something different than when the everyday person uses the word "religion". So, out of respect to these great men of science, we are going to carefully parse and respect their use of the word, and show that their definition is far superior to the regular spag on the street's."
Could it be, as I've suspected for some time, that this man is single-handedly responsible for the whole attitude of the modern atheist movement?