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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.

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"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.

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