[quote="belorg, post:3, topic:275004"]
Dawkins has never claimed that he was sure God did not exist, so I really do not know why this is supposed to be a big deal.
Somebody who claims to know for certain that God does or does not exist is either lying or fooling himself.
That's an interesting statement.
I didn't know Dawkins has never claimed that he was sure God did not exist. I thought he was pretty sure God does not exist. Not that I have never heard him say that, or read anywhere he said it. I just thought he was an atheist, and atheists are sure God does not exist.
I've heard many atheists says God does not exist. They have told me personally that God does not exist, that it is a lie and anyone who tells people God exists is lying and knows they are lying. I have been told telling my children God exists is tantamount to child abuse, because I am telling them lies. I have been told by these atheists I couldn't possibly be intelligent because I believe in God - that belief in God and intelligence cannot go hand in hand because belief in God is a stupid belief.
Therefore, it would be a big deal for me if a person (Dawkins) such atheists have adopted as their guru doesn't actually agree with them - and what they are telling people he thinks is not in fact what he thinks.