Dawkins has said he was an agnostic and an atheist. I don’t think it’s new. Dawkins really hasn’t had any stunning retreat from atheism.
Dawkins has said that he is as agnostic about the non-existence of gods as he is about the non-existence of fairies.
Dawkins was given an I.Q. to rival the best ever, but he was never given the gift of faith. If one WANTS that gift of faith, one must ask/pray for it.
Kobayashi Maru: asking God for faith...by a man who's not even sure God exists. THAT would be an odd prayer.