In chapter two Richard Dawkins sets out restating the case, which I thought has always been obvious, that 'the burden of proof (for the existence of God) rests with believers.'
He becomes angry when Christians, on the one hand, say that science and theology answer different questions and are (as Stephen J. Gould puts it) non-overlapping magisterium (NOMA), yet on the other hand jump at any piece of scientific support for our faith. I agree with him.
I think the problem is that there are so many shades of Christian opinion and it is really the fundamentalists he has most objection to. He feels that the liberals simply rework their faith every time a new objection or question is raised until the only difference between them and atheists is that they say they believe in God but that doesn't mean anything except a description of living their lives round a story that helps them make sense of the world (my words not his). Does he really want to disturb the simple faith of many gentle, harmless, hymn-singing church goers? Surely their glowing embers will go out without a fire extinguisher?
He doesn't think theology is a subject at all, although he would allow a degree in biblical studies or criticism.
There's nothing new yet apart from a leading atheist getting a bit over-excited. He acts as a man wanting to ban walking because pavements are dangerous. Not very scientific really. On top of this the next chapter is going to knock down the traditional 'proofs' for the existence of God - something that Tom Smail did in my first term doctrine lectures in 1981.
I'll read on though.