My input to that debate would be, in so many words, that Ratzinger can go f?!* himself. Pardon my french but that is one nasty old man and he should be treated as such. He'd rather see children suffer than the church put in a bad light, rather see an entire continent consumed by AIDS than allow condoms.
"noble" atheists...heh, I would love to see the Hitchens-Ratzinger debate though. To think that the pope sadly most probably has longer to live than hitchens really disturbs me. :(
Okay. I smell hijinks. I'm usually not the conspiracy theory type but this just reeks of scam. Only "Noble Atheists"...huh? That's like American Apparel reaching out to the plus size community but telling them their top size will be a 14.
I wouldn't be surprised if they pull some unknown out of nowhere who only reaffirms the religion, makes atheists look bad or both.