Raising a child as Christian worse than sex abuse? Oh, do put a sock in it, you atheist Scrooge

Raising a child as Christian worse than sex abuse Oh, do put a sock in it, you atheist Scrooge | UPDATED: 23:58 GMT, 23 December 2012 Denunciation of religious faith: Professor Richard Dawkins declared that raising a child as a Catholic was worse than subjecting it to sexual abuse You really would need to have a heart harder than the five-pence piece in the Christmas pud not to feel sorry at present for Professor Richard Dawkins. Christmas must be such a terrible trial for the planet’s most celebrated — and angriest — atheist. All that cheerfulness and pleasure associated with Christianity’s main celebration seems to drive him simply nuts.

Operation Yewtree: Why weren"t the police this zealous with Jimmy Savile?

Why weren't the police this zealous with Savile | UPDATED: 14:50 GMT, 10 December 2012 The ancient practice of hue and cry — when a suspected criminal was pursued by a mob of angry citizens, shouting to raise the alarm — is famously celebrated in Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist, in which Bill Sikes is chased to his death after murdering his girlfriend, Nancy.

Why weren"t the police this zealous with Savile?

Why weren't the police this zealous with Savile | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 9 December 2012 The ancient practice of hue and cry — when a suspected criminal was pursued by a mob of angry citizens, shouting to raise the alarm — is famously celebrated in Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist, in which Bill Sikes is chased to his death after murdering his girlfriend, Nancy. Now it has been revived by Operation Yewtree, the police investigation which followed the late disc jockey Jimmy Savile’s exposure as an alleged paedophile.