I think I have figured out what it is about Dawkins that bugs me. He has the same black or white world view that my mother does just on the opposite side. The whole “If you’re not with us your against us” construct is just so . . . cultish.
Long live laissez faire tolerance. I expect the religous and irreligous alike to allow others to believe as they will without insult. I understand that the religious often insult atheists, but the cure for that is not an escalation of the conflict by being jerks in return, I would argue that the correct course would be to argue for a tolerant and inclusive attitude from all, not to respond in a similarly divisive and petty way.