How can he take himself so seriously? A column on the right pretty much dedicated to the books he has published. His photo featuring heavily. A column on the left full of quotes, largely by him. And such quotes!
We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realise that we are apes.Well, actually, we are regularly told that we are apes, but the people who tell us seldom seem to realise that apes don't have the United Nations, architects, literature, music, a space program, VLSI, weapons of mass destruction, pornography, Wikipedia, Tesco's, Oxford University or religion. Biologically we may be apes, but since biology tells us nothing about anything that makes us unusual as a species, it is hardly useful in helping us to understand our identity.
I doubt that religion can survive deep understanding. The shallows are its natural habitat...How does he know? When has Dawkins ever interacted with any serious theology?! Certainly not in anything he's published. Certainly not in his TV show.
How can he say these absurd things and expect to be taken seriously? How can people take him seriously? Has he never heard of the phrase "cult of personality"? Or just "cult"?
Give me Mike Gene and Telic Thoughts, any day.