“new recruits would not initially be expected to recognise the infallibility of Richard Dawkins”

If we can note a hostile take-over bid between groups of supernaturalists [and we can – Ed], we can certainly note “a gesture which dramatically parallels [it]” by a group of atheists [Is that a sceptic of atheists? – Ed] Possibly.. or a cynic.. As spotted by Will Crawley. From the New Humanist blog

New recruits to the [Rationalist Association] were given some reassurances. “We are,” said the spokesperson, “not at all averse to agnostics maintaining some traditional forms of speech, such as ‘You can’t help feeling that there is something up there’, but obviously they’ll be expected to gradually forsake their uncertainty about who made the world.” In a further gesture of conciliation, the spokesperson confirmed that new recruits would not initially be expected to recognise the infallibility of Richard Dawkins.

Heh.