Ian O'Doherty: If you're an atheist, then you simply shouldn't care what the Pope says
Okay, let's get a few things straight. I'm a devout atheist. I always have been. And I always will.
Even as a kid in school, I was completely baffled by the fantastical, phantasmagorical fairy tales that were delivered with such righteous passion by the priests of the Holy Ghost.
I've never understood the need to believe in something that quite obviously doesn't exist, simply to keep me feeling content or to inform my moral compass. But if believing in God, Yahweh, Moses or the Jolly Green Giant gets to help you through the night, then that is entirely your business.