Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dawkins and Hitchens to pinch the Pope

What a beautiful article to read, first-thing Sunday morning:
RICHARD DAWKINS, the atheist campaigner, is planning a legal ambush to have the Pope arrested during his state visit to Britain “for crimes against humanity”.

Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the atheist author, have asked human rights lawyers to produce a case for charging Pope Benedict XVI over his alleged cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic church.

The pair believe they can exploit the same legal principle used to arrest Augusto Pinochet, the late Chilean dictator, when he visited Britain in 1998.
Am I the only one imagining Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens in some sort of 80's buddy cop flick? Dawkins would play the straightlaced veteran approaching retirement who's "too old for this shit," while Hitchens would be the brash, young, loose cannon. I envision witty banter, copious gun violence and a car/Popemobile chase worthy of Richard Donner's wettest dream.

All of this would naturally culminate in a protracted gunfight resulting in the deaths of a couple dozen Swiss Guard commandos, after which Dawkins, standing over a badly wounded Hitchens, stares up the 4" barrel of his Smith and Wesson at a defiant Pope Benedict claiming "diplomatic immunity."

Dawkins rolls his head, his neck emitting a ripple of deep pops, and fires, dropping Benedict with a single round between the eyes.

"Just been revoked."

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