The first man to come that day was a 37 year old software developer Frank Smith who drove over 200 miles to meet our famous atheist alone here in this house. Online he was calling himself "Ultimate747" and claimed he was a 21 year old college philosophy major.
Chris Hansen: Hi there, what brings you here today?
Smith: What? Uh... who are you?
Hansen: We'll get to that later. I have copies of your chat transcript here. Why would a grown man like yourself be interested in driving over 200 miles to discuss the problem of evil?
Smith: Is Professor Dawkins here? I thought he was going to meet me.
Hansen: Oh, you were planning to meet Richard Dawkins? Have you met other atheists before?
Smith: No. Well, not really, I...
Hansen: Because it says here you often meet up with other atheists. By the way, what's in your bag?
Smith: Um, I just brought some books. (laughs nervously)
Hansen: (looking at the books) The God Delusion? The End of Faith? Do you have any idea how this looks?
Smith: I wasn't going to do anything crazy. I was hoping he could sign his book and maybe we could have a beer.
Hansen: So you brought alcohol too? Well, I should tell you I'm Chris Hansen with Dateline NBC and we are doing a show on atheists meeting online. Now you are free to go, but if you have anything you want to say, we'd like to hear it.
Smith didn't have much to say then but we had our crack team of evangelical preachers waiting outside ready to save his soul.
(Video of Smith being tackled outside by burly men carrying Bibles.)
I'm Chris Hansen, from all of us here at Dateline, goodnight and God bless.