I think all the recent news of pedophile priests proves once and for all that atheists do in fact have the moral high ground (for the most part). Agree? Disagree?
Prove? As in, beyond reasonable doubt? No. What this incident and so many others like it tend to demonstrate is that religious membership, or in this case leadership, does not confer enhanced standards of ethical behavior above that of a nonbeliever. I don't blame the Catholic church, per se, for the actions of these predators. Rather, I blame the church for creating the circumstances that not only allowed predatory behavior, but encouraged it, by covering it up and relocating predators.
The approximate 1,120,000,000 atheists in the world hold the moral high ground over whom exactly?
It might be difficult to measure. I think morality has little correlation to religious belief/non-belief. Isn't that what most atheists claim anyway?
Here's an interesting article: