Here’s a shocker from the Vatican

VATICAN CITY — Few eyebrows were raised last week when Pope Francis brought the Vatican’s legal system up to date by criminalizing leaks of official information and formalizing laws against sex crimes. But now that the laws have been made public, a closer look revealed that the pope has made it illegal to report sex crimes against children.
 

Psyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyych!!!!!!!

 
It’s a new Onion, with gems such as “Indebted Students Hope to Repay Loans with Obama’s Empty Words” and  “Fox News Calls For End to Black Privilege.”
 
But the atheistic dumbbells at the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science [yes!] face page demonstrated remarkable gullibility even for atheists, taking the Pope Francis news verrrrrry seriously, posting what StrangeNotions.com calls with appropriate irony a “bombshell”:
“According to the new laws, revealing or receiving confidential Vatican information is now punishable by up to two years in prison, while newly defined sex crimes against children carry a sentence of up to twelve years. Because all sex crimes are kept confidential, there is no longer a legal way for Vatican officials to report sex crimes.”
Wow. Not what I expected from people devoted to reason and science. As for the foundation’s friends and readers, the laughable post had 4,584 “likes” and was shared more than 7,804 times on Facebook. A golden moment in systematic skepticism, to be sure.
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