Finally, I think Dawkins is a secret believer because I believe God has a great sense of humor, and when Richard Dawkins comes out of the closet, the world will have never met a greater evangelist. Imagine the sight: Dawkins, standing before a stadium of thousands, proclaiming the goodness of God! A God who kick-started the beautiful biological and evolutionary processes that Dawkins has so famously described. A God who miraculously balances science and love in the same eternal space. A God who still loves Dawkins–the same man who has denied His very existence for years and convinced others to do the same–as much as if he was the only person on earth. What a preacher he will be; not since the Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus will we have seen such a sight.
I can’t prove it. I have no solid evidence to support it. But just like Dawkins said about the proof for evolution itself: “it is rather like a detective coming on a murder after the scene … the detective hasn’t actually seen the murder take place, of course. But what you do see is a massive clue …”
I see massive clues that Dawkins, deep down, just might be a believer. And every time I think about it, I can’t help but smile.