"When it comes to this sort of discussion and the assertion that atheists should be more "respectful" of theists' beliefs, I always come back to the flat-earthers. Should the rest of us respect their belief, or tell them to buy a globe and stop being dumb? Or explain to them how the appearance of the tops of objects over the horizon as you approach would not happen if the world were flat? Should anyone ever be faulted for telling people the verifiable truth?"
Surely you are not connecting the flat earthers in England with serious non Darwinists are you? And, you really don't present Dawkins as the epitome of objectivity do you? He is one of the greatest proselytizers on earth. He is not unlike the AHA, their way is the only way. Dawkins and the state rep have a lot in common; religiosity. Your flat earth contention is but a well worn strawman in these types of discussions.