Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Holocaust, paedophile rings and the recession: Pope's "crimes against humanity" include everything AND the kitchen sink

News of Ditchkins latest publicity stunt here.

My question is this:

Isn't it about time that Christopher Hitchens, Johann Hari, Geoffrey Robertson et al were charged with crimes against reason?

7 Comments:

OpenID splinteredsunrise said...

I thought there was a law against incitement to religious hatred. Just what do you have to do to have your collar felt under it?

4/11/2010 3:46 AM  
Blogger TJW said...

It really is extraordinary and will cast everything these men claim in the future in a negative light.

4/11/2010 4:26 AM  
OpenID splinteredsunrise said...

In fact...

4/11/2010 6:26 AM  
Blogger Crux Fidelis said...

Well, since the CDF did not deal with sexual abuse cases until 2001, they won't have a leg to stand on. It will be laughed out of court before it ever actually gets there.

4/12/2010 6:29 AM  
OpenID splinteredsunrise said...

Interesting factoid: Geoffrey Robertson, who has some sort of audit gig at the UN, has been campaigning for years to get the Holy See stripped of its permanent observer status there.

So, a washed-up opinion journalist who hates the Pope, and a loopy old scientist who hates the Pope, team up with a barrister who hates the Pope, and they jointly announce that they wish they were back in 1793 and they'd rather like to have the Pope locked up.

And the Thunderer considers this a credible news story, rather than an ineffably stupid publicity stunt? Is Ruth Gledhill trying to get a job at the Onion?

4/13/2010 3:56 PM  
Anonymous skidmarx said...

Should Ian Hislop be charged for saying that "Sod the Lot" used to be the motto of the Catholic Church?
Better 1793 than the Dark Ages.

4/16/2010 4:43 AM  
Anonymous Gertrude said...

Yes! In Dawkins' case (which you cite here) I would add the charges of obfuscation and gross hypocrisy. His charges against Pope Benedict in this article in The Guardian are based on a deliberate confusion of the facts, and his sudden interest in the welfare of victims of child abuse (compare his remarks about the issue in The God delusion) suggest he is using this issue simply as a platform for his atheist agenda.

4/19/2010 2:31 AM  

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