Papal visit: Linking the godless to a lack of values is wrong, say critics: GuardianUK

Former Hitler Youth and religious extremist leader Pope Benedict XVI drew parallels between Nazism and modern atheism in the UK.

In his address, the Pope spoke of "a Nazi tyranny that wished to eradicate God from society". He went on to urge the UK to guard against "aggressive forms of secularism". He said: "Even in our own lifetimes we can recall how Britain and her leaders stood against a Nazi tyranny that wished to eradicate God from society and denied our common humanity to many, especially the Jews, who were thought unfit to live."

Apparently he's forgotten his own organization — no, not the Hitler Youth, but the Catholic Church — was complicit in the slaughter of the Jews and that Hitler's anti-Semitism was in large part shaped by his reading of Martin Luther's "On The Jews and Their Lies" which outlines the entire Holocaust "final solution" back in the 16th century.

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This is just the latest in a current trend of blaming society's ills on secularism and atheism. Tony Blair was in the news last year saying basically the same thing. We are the most hated minority, if you can call us a minority. I think that's why some of the most popular atheists in the news on a daily basis are the ones who embrace the anger and return it in kind. The question that I hear all the time is, "Where has being nice gotten us?"

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