In this forum, we have often saved our harshest language for people like Bush, Kennedy, Sheehan, Cheney, Osama bin Laden, the Pope, etc. But, now, at least two people have implied that insulting the Pope is akin to insulting Catholicism, so to call the Pope a name -- and I have called him a Nazi, given his past membership in the Hitler Youth -- is an act of prejudice against Catholics, and thus against the rules of the forum. We can say that people like the Pope are in a special category, but would that also include people like Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran? Is he in a special category too? What about Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell or Martin Luther King, who some believe the Lord communicates through? What about past Popes, such as those Popes who incited the Inquisition? I think it would be difficult to put Popes off limits from harsh criticism. Although I don't think the Pope should be off limits, it's worth discussing the question and finding out what people in the forum think. If we did have a rule, what would it say?