Dawkins, Hitchens, plan legal ambush of Pope. I one-up them both.


Well, this is juicy. Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens want to arrest the Pope. And it actually sounds like they might pull it off, based on the legal jargon. From the horse's mouth:

Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, said: “This is a man whose first instinct when his priests are caught with their pants down is to cover up the scandal and damn the young victims to silence.”
Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, said: “This man is not above or outside the law. The institutionalised concealment of child rape is a crime under any law and demands not private ceremonies of repentance or church-funded payoffs, but justice and punishment.
I like this as a public statement, even if it doesn't work. In case you're out of the loop, a letter was recently uncovered that does not look good for Ratzinger, or B-16 as he's known 'round the Vat' (I swear I'm not making that up – a client of mine has a family member in seminary, currently at the Vatican).  Evidence is mounting that the Pope, back in his slightly-less-ridiculous-hat days, was culpable in protecting child molesters from due justice. If that is indeed the case, he should be held accountable.

However, if a legal ambush does not work, I propose a Plan B: ninja ambush.


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