Go for it. It's not heresy to not like they guy just because he's seen as the light of the world by other atheists. He shows signs of being a bit of a prat to me, but I can only judge from TV appearances and the like :D
Thank you. I've noted his tendency to be arrogant, a common trait in academics,doctors,politicians,entertainers and others.
His persona does not invalidate what he has to say.My only criticism about what he says is that he's not an especially original or profound thinker. Viz; He's not Bertram Russell. Nothing Dawkins has said has had anything like the impact on me of Russell's stuff I read over 30 years ago..
Dawkins is also usually correct, and his books are written in a style that isn't so dry that you choke on the sentences. That helps to make his work popular relative to others who publish on this subject.
Watch your step, Karl, otherwise Felch will have to slap ya. :)
Or Karl is in the age group 18-21. I've never read Dawkins and if his writing is much like his television presentations then I'm not sure I want to.
And I happen to agree with Karl - I think some people DO like Dawkins because he's controversial. I know I LOVED causing controversy when I was younger. If Atheism was controversial in my region, I'd BE a controversial atheism. And then maybe I'd adore Dawkins.