Culture Warrior Richard Dawkins claims his side is winning the war:
Professor Dawkins said it was now possible to go to a dinner party and assume no one was religious.
“I think on the whole we are winning,” he told The Times. “We are all moving in the same direction. I get the feeling more and more that religion is being left behind.”
“You do not have to be reticent in what you say. You do not have to look around and say, ‘I hope I am not offending anyone’. You can pretty much speak your mind now in a way that you could not 50 years ago.”
We are now starting to see a pattern. A pattern of Dawkins holding up these anecdotes as evidence. Sorry Richard, but personal experiences with “dinner parties” is not scientific evidence. And whether or not you get the feeling tells us only something about you. Maybe the reason only non-religious people now want to have dinner with a militant atheist has something to do with the militancy of the atheist. Maybe he gets that feeling because of the power of wishful thinking.