Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The hot topic in the secular world

Hold the Pope responsible for his personal actions in stopping abuse investigations and covering-up wrongdoing?  It flies in the face of his infalibility, but it's the discussion going around.  Here's Richard Dawkins making his case:

Why is anyone surprised, much less shocked, when Christopher Hitchens and I call for the prosecution of the pope, if he goes ahead with his proposed visit to Britain? The only strange thing about our proposal is that it had to come from us: where have the world's governments been all this time? Where is their moral fibre? Where is their commitment to treating everyone equally under the law? The UK government, far from standing up for justice for the innocent victims of the Roman Catholic church, is preparing to welcome this grotesquely tainted man on an official visit to the UK so that he can "dispense moral guidance". Read that again: dispense moral guidance!

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