I'd take Dawkins over the floppy-haired evangelist who tells people to 'give till it hurts'. I mean have you even heard of Liberty University - a place of education where dinosaur fossils are labelled as being 3000 years old and homosexuals are ostracised and sometimes expelled. Dawkins described it as 'debauching the whole idea of a university' and I can't help but agree with him.
He might be arrogant but if you want to make a dent in religions political armour you have to have that element to you. Fight fire with fire as the old saying goes.