Saturday, 18 September 2010

Divided we stand

"Right now, especially in the light of yesterday's arrests, what is needed is opposition to particular policies and actions of the pope, which is explicitly friendly to Catholics and other religious groups in general. Instead we're seeing another round of atheists versus the faithful when so much of what really matters does not divide along these lines. The cause may be just, but the current battle is creating too much collateral damage, to the image of atheism, and to the possibility of finding common cause with believers who despair of the pope as much as the protesters do."
Article in today's Guardian