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29. Comment #478502 by Eyerish on April 11, 2010 at 4:18 am

But bear with me for a moment to play the 'devil’s advocate'. If the pope was arrested and it was splashed around the world that Dawkins and Hitchens were behind it. It may send a powerful message that atheism is at war with all believers (not just the child abusers), and the millions of bishops, priests, mullahs, imams, rabbis who are still out there will continue to pour out vitriol against reason with even more vigour. It may actually turn out to be a saviour for religion by cementing in the minds of the believers that we are the immoral evil heathens that their leaders warned them about.

That is advocating that we do the same as the RC church - instead of doing what is right by bringing justice to bear on criminals we should instead try to protect our reputation.

I am with Richard on this one. It will be fun to see what happens!

Sun, 11 Apr 2010 08:36:00 UTC | #457986