Atheist activist announces bid to have Pope Benedict arrested
April 12, 2010
Richard Dawkins, the flamboyant British atheist campaigner, has announced that he will seek the arrest of Pope Benedict XVI when the Pontiff visits the United Kingdom in September. Dawkins and another prominent atheist, Christopher Hitchens, say that the Pope should be tried for "crimes against humanity" because of the sex-abuse problems within the Catholic Church.
- Richard Dawkins planning to have Pope Benedict arrested over 'crimes against humanity' (Daily Telegraph)
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Posted by: voxfem -
Apr. 12, 2010 8:55 PM ET USA
Well, the comforting thought is that he would be exonerated since he didn't abuse anyone, right?
Posted by: dad2dlj -
Apr. 12, 2010 8:01 PM ET USA
Of course, based on the beliefs of Dawkins and Hitchens, humans are simply animals so there should be no such thing as crimes against humanity -- when animals attack each other to select leaders, mating partners, or to eat, are those crimes against animals?