According to an interview with John Milbank in the Times Higher Education Supplement it is. You see, the reason why the neo-atheists (or ‘New Old Atheists’ as I call them) are so strident and hysterical is because theology is back at the centre of world events – led of course by Alasdair Maclagan and the vanguard of Radical Orthodoxy.
According to Milbank, ‘That’s why people like Richard Dawkins are so frightened, and why we’re getting a more militant atheism’.
And just in case we might have had a smidgen of doubt, the good old RO boys are also infiltrating the Vatican. Once again, Milbank speculates that the Vatican hierarchy may be wondering ‘whether we will provide them with a way of loosening up without selling out’.