I believe that the last time I reported on such a moment of clarity (or is it murkiness?) it was Dan Barker stating:
There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world [see here].
Now Richard Dawkins’ level of atheism has gone from 99% “assertion that there is no god” to 100%.
You may recall, for example, the Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed fracas between Richard Dawkins and Ben Stein:
Ben Stein: “So you’re a science guy. Can you quantify your assertion that there is no god? I mean, how sure are you?”
Richard Dawkins: “I really don’t feel comfortable putting a number on it.”
Ben Stein: “Ninety-nine percent?”
Richard Dawkins: “Yes, I guess 99 percent.”
Ben Stein: “Why not 97?”
Richard Dawkins: “I suppose it could be 97. I’m not really—”
Ben Stein: “Well, if it could be 99 or 97.”
Richard Dawkins: “You said that. I don’t think it can be—”
Ben Stein: “—then why not 46 percent? 50 percent?”
Richard Dawkins: “I’m sure it’s more than 50 percent improbable.”
Ben Stein: “Well how do you know?”
Richard Dawkins: “I don’t know, I said that, I —”
I suppose that the lesson is that if you do not feel comfortable putting a number on it then do not put a number on it.
Well, now Richard Dawkins has gone from not being comfortable to simply positively affirming God’s non-existence as he stated:
God is not dead. He was never alive in the first place.
Oh wait, I just realized, I remember, I recall that Richard Dawkins is a linguistic opportunist who states whatever is convenient at the time.
For example, in a Newsweek interview he states “there are many intelligent evolutionary scientists who also believe in God—to name only Francis Collins as an outstanding example.” Yet, when throwing red meat at Bill Maher and his audience he stated that Francis Collins is “not a bright guy!”
Thus, if he is challenged he will scurry back into the lack of fold and then it will be us liars for Jesus who will be besmirched for merely reiterating that which he, himself has stated.
How silly we are for taking him seriously, at his word.