(CathNews) - The New Atheist campaign to have Pope Benedict XVI arrested when he visits Britain later this year exposes the deeply disturbing, authoritarian and even Inquisitorial side to today's campaigning secularism, writes Brendan O'Neill in Sp!ked.THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: What has modern Secularism given to the world that is new other than excessive authoritarianism in the name of "enlightenment"?
There is nothing remotely positive in the demand that British cops lock up the Pope and then drag him to some international court on charges of "crimes against humanity".
Instead it springs from an increasingly desperate and discombobulated secularism, one that, unable to assert itself positively through enlightening society and celebrating the achievements of mankind, asserts itself negatively, even repressively, through ridiculing the religious.
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