I can’t say as Mr Dawkins has turned me into a convert. However what he has done is make me realise that a) I’m not alone, and b) my father was (and still is) right.
My father is very well read and posses a highly developed scientific reason, and I can recall him, when I was 10 or so – around 30 years ago, inviting the roving evangelists (Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists, whomever) into our home for the purpose of discussion. These discussions never ended well for the poor evangelists – as my Father had too much ammunition up his sleeve to succumb to their fairy-tales. He was never cruel or heartless – he really wanted to hear what they wanted to say, but anything they said that they couldn’t backup was an open target.