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    Richard Dawkins hires lawyers to arrest Pope Benedict XVI

    ATHEIST campaigner Richard Dawkins has vowed to arrest the Pope for crimes against humanity.

    Professor Dawkins has hired a team of lawyers to see if Pope Benedict XVI can be charged over his handling of the sexual abuse scandal engulfing the Roman Catholic Church, according to The Sunday Times.

    Professor Dawkins, who wrote The God Delusion, claims that the Pope has shielded paedophile priests from the authorities.

    However, he and fellow writer Christopher Hitchens believe they can make a case for arresting the Pope during the Pope's planned visit to Britain in September.

    Among the human rights lawyers they have hired is Australian-born barrister Geoffrey Robertson.

    They do not believe the Pope will be able to claim diplomatic immunity because he is not recognised as a head of state by the United Nations.

    Richard Dawkins promises to arrest Pope Benedict XVI | News.com.au

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    Wouldn't it be the funniest thing ever?????

    Gotta love Mr Dawkins. More power to him.

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    Looks like he has a case to answer, why should he be above the law?

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    Damm right . If he covered it up ,,bring him before the judge . It would certainly put an end to the disgusting practice . If it was covered up from the top then it's rotten to the core.

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    Can you imagine the squealing and crying of the Catholic Church if the Pontiff gets his collar felt on arrival in the UK.

    I certainly believe he has a case to answer but will the CPS sanction it thats another question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid
    If it was covered up from the top then it's...
    ...then it's JPII who takes the rap.

    Benedict should just blame it all on the last bloke. John Paul hung his cassock up years ago so what's he gonna say about it? not much. Throw him to the wolves and get back to harvesting souls from the ranks of the ill-educated 3rd word. Fok these intellectual atheists - they're going to burn in hell anyway so bollocks to them.

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    Cannot have one law for them and another law for us. Will cause an earthquake in rome but fuk em, they have ruined many many lives.

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    crimes against humanity.
    Sounds like sensationalist nonsense to me.

    Can a member of the public really get someone charged with crimes against humanity?

    I doubt it somehow.

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    Never gonna happen...

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    The pope is an idiot!

    Richard Dawkins deserve all the support he can get!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid
    If it was covered up from the top then it's...
    ...then it's JPII who takes the rap.

    Benedict should just blame it all on the last bloke. John Paul hung his cassock up years ago so what's he gonna say about it? not much. Throw him to the wolves and get back to harvesting souls from the ranks of the ill-educated 3rd word. Fok these intellectual atheists - they're going to burn in hell anyway so bollocks to them.
    But there is one inconvenient fact.
    The Vatican sent out "shut up " letters in 1962 and 2001.

    The latter was signed by Cardinal Ratzinger

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    Sounds like Dawkins just wants media spotlight - he knows as anyone else does the POPE has no worries.

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    So it's ok for the vatican to investigate itself ? Absolute power corrupts . I guess in the same way that bush or blair can walk away to play golf . Wonder how many abusers have gone to jail from the church.
    Surely the atheist would have known that his wishes don't stand a chance regarding crimes against humanity if what CM says is correct. Not-a- lot of people know about this legal business.

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    Little weasel should be defrocked and then ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid
    If it was covered up from the top then it's...
    ...then it's JPII who takes the rap.

    Benedict should just blame it all on the last bloke. John Paul hung his cassock up years ago so what's he gonna say about it? not much. Throw him to the wolves and get back to harvesting souls from the ranks of the ill-educated 3rd word. Fok these intellectual atheists - they're going to burn in hell anyway so bollocks to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanfinkel View Post
    The pope is an idiot!

    Richard Dawkins deserve all the support he can get!
    Fair chance the pope is guilty of at least a cover up but Dawkins is a real head case.
    He's a bit of a militant atheist trying to force his views on the world.
    Not so far removed from religious militants trying to impose their ideas really. No time for the tosser.
    Bright bloke but completely lost his marbles.
    Be happy dudes. It's a lot more fun than crying.

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    Ain't gonna happen in dorkins lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr Fred
    He's a bit of a militant atheist trying to force his views on the world.
    Or trying to get people to wake up.

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    No, no Pope of Rome,
    No chapels to sadden my eyes.
    No Nuns and no priests and no rosary beads,
    Every day's like the 12th of July!

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    A radical atheist. Wow. Maybe he can start the religion of atheism along with fanatical followers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    Never gonna happen..
    Hell just froze over! I agree with BM.

    If this happens I'm going to need a lot of popcorn. Would be nice to see the Perp getting cuffed and dragged away

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog
    Looks like he has a case to answer, why should he be above the law?
    Certainly should not be. I hope he gets sent down and raped in prison.

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    Don't think the Vatican has a prison.

    Or at least one that's been used since torturing heretics to death was the way of the church.

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    There are close to 1 billion RC's around the world
    The UK govt would be insane to allow this to happen
    the fallout would be cataclysmic

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    I wonder what God thinks?

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