Mary Kenny: One daft priest does not represent all of Catholicism
Published 28/12/2012 | 17:00
A man is entitled to hold any opinion he chooses, and when Richard Dawkins states that being raised a Catholic is worse than child abuse, he is free to say so.
"Horrible as sexual abuse no doubt was," he said the other day, "the damage was arguably less than the long-term psychological damage inflicted by bringing the child up Catholic in the first place."
But atheistic scientists such as Prof Dawkins are usually keen on asking for "evidence-based" data to back up opinions.