“I’m sure Obama is an atheist, I’m sure Kennedy was an atheist, but I doubt if Pope Frank is”

Maher asked Dawkins if he subscribes to Maher’s theory that Pope Francis is an atheist. Dawkins said, “I’m sure Obama is an atheist, I’m sure Kennedy was an atheist, but I doubt if Pope Frank is.” He said the fact this new Pope is “nice” is “dangerous,” because he still subscribes to the same religious system as previous Popes, just with a softer tone.

Al Sharpton shot back, “I think he makes it harder for atheists to dismiss religious people as being people that are so in the past and limited and don’t think.”

Maher concluded, “Gay marriage, pot, religion’s the next one to fall.”