A couple of gems from RichardDawkins.net to tide you over for the weekend.
First, Dawkins discusses a very unfortunate meme indeed, the 'I'm an atheist, BUT..' conversational opening, which, as he notes, is typically followed by something which is 'nearly always unhelpful, nihilistic or – worse – suffused with a sort of exultant negativity.'
Second, I just noticed that he is doing the great service of hosting an excerpt from former SNL comedienne Julia Sweeney's one-woman show 'Letting Go of God'. I ran across this some time ago in some way which I can't now remember, so it's great to find it again.
Requires Quicktime and about half-an-hour of your time. It's worth it.
No ifs, ands or...well, you know.