The pope, Benedict XVI, released an encyclical on Friday stating that atheism was responsibile for great cruelties and violations of justice. In fact, for some of the worst such wrongs in all of history.
He offered, as an alternative to athesims, well, actually, catholicism. I call “Bias!”
Italy’s Union of Atheists, Agnostics and Rationalists (UAAR) said by taking such stands the Pope would push more people away from the Church.
“The existence of a billion non-believers in the world should be enough to make the Pope understand that man can live very well without God, but with reason,” a statement said.