I hope this is an appropriate forum for this debate; my opponent recommended it. We started a debate about Richard Dawkins' style of criticizing religion - particularly in his documentary "The Root of All Evil?" - in a different forum, where an in-depth debate would have been clearly off-topic. The debate is over relatively fine points; we couldn't be described as coming from the opposite ends of the spectrum of viewpoints. In this post, I will summarize the history of the debate so far; in the next post, I'll continue where we left off. It all started when GnashEquilibria (that's me; I go as "Gneq" in the other forum) offhandedly noted that scientist and author Richard Dawkins would be appearing on political pundit/blowhard Bill O'Reilly's show The O'Reilly Factor. In response, Robert K S criticized Dawkins' performance as an interviewer in Dawkins's documentary "The Root of All Evil?" and rhetorically opined that Dawkins (a promoter of atheism) and O'Reilly (a promoter of theism and specifically Christianity) have more in common than either might admit. Gneq disagreed with Robert's criticisms and took Robert's comparison of Dawkins and O'Reilly to be offensive. Robert elaborated, and exhorted Gneq to watch the documentary. Four brief replies ensued: G1 R1 G2 R2. Gneq watched the documentary and challenged Robert's criticisms. - Robert elaborated further. - Gneq indicated disagreement with Robert's explanations and asked for the appropriate venue to continue discussion. As Robet kindly suggested this place, I will respond to the last substantive post here.