Stalin, Mao Zedong and Pol Pot (atheists all) ordered plenty of people to kill people.
Generally speaking, people like Richard Dawkins (despite their educations and intellect) communicate their polemics with a very unsophisticated understanding of the nature of religion and religious belief. They would have us all belief that the religious are suffering from a mass delusion, or are all in some way, brain damaged.
this kind of ignorance is just as dangerous as that of fanatics (in some cases, particularly Dawkins's, it is itself a form of fanaticism)
Dawkins simply believes that if they cannot be explained within his paradigm they cannot exist.
None of which is to say that Dawkins does not understand these concepts, he mostly glosses over them in his writings speeches.
I gave my copy of The God Delusion to a friend, so I'm going to have to try to reconstruct this from memory, but I really appreciated Dawkin's response to those who said that he wasn't able to speak for lack of a degree in theology.
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