Massie explains why the new atheists can seem preachy:

...their religious counterparts...generally confine themselves to arguing that you are wrong (and, of course, damned) whereas Dawkins et al also demand that you acknowledge they are right. Worse still - and I say this as someone with a faith deficit - they insist upon going on and on and on about it. We get it, chaps.

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