"not, as advertised, a debate between an atheist and a believer. Instead, it was a debate between two different species of atheists."It is interesting to see what the rejection of the God of the Bible does to people (theology matters, as I like to say).
What we really see is the many faces of idolatry.
Dawkins' idol is the mind - science, rationalism, physical processes.
The other writer, Armstrong, has created a god from her own imagination. It is really just a sort of mushy, "I'm ok, you're ok" kind of thing. Believing in a god makes her feel better, maybe you should try it?
In the post-modern age, we will see this more and more. The notion of absolute truth has been rejected. You can either side with the majority opinion (which calls itself "science"), or you can wrap yourself in warm feelings and mushy ideas (which, sadly, describes much of current Christian trends, along with Spiritualism and other religious groups).