No no no, this is a case of it taking one to know one. Who better to single out nazis than a nazi? I don't think Godwin has much sway in locating the pope's old war buddies. His spokesman said it the best!
"I think the Pope knows rather well what the Nazi ideology is".
Just read this on BBC myself. His bloody church was complicit in many Nazi crimes, if not by direct involvement, then by turning its many heads the other way. The British Humanist Association's reply was very succinct. So now the Catholic church has basically resorted to namecalling to call on it's peurile masses to equate atheism with Nazism. This really, really, pisses me off.
"We can recall how Britain and her leaders stood against a Nazi tyranny that wished to eradicate God from society and denied our common humanity to many, especially the Jews.
"I also recall the regime's attitude to Christian pastors and religious who spoke the truth in love, opposed the Nazis and paid for that opposition with their lives.
"As we reflect on the sobering lessons of the atheist extremism of the 20th century, let us never forget how the exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society," he added.