Richard Dawkins' stroke prompts Twitter debate on praying for him

Reuters

Richard Dawkins, the eminent biology professor and outspoken atheist, has had a stroke and returned home, cancelling a tour of Australia and New Zealand.

The 74-year-old announced his "minor stroke" which occured last Saturday in the UK but said he was already at home recuperating. 

Christians on Twitter are insisting they will pray for the author of The God Delusion, much to the irritation of Dawkins' atheist followers.