I know. The title sounds like the start of a joke.
Here is what atheist, Richard Dawkins, tweeted when Benedict made it public he would retire:
“I feel sorry for the Pope and all old Catholic priests. Imagine having a wasted life to look back on and no sex.”
(Richard Dawkins, Tweet, Feb. 11, 2013)
Sex must take on a sort of transcendence if you are an atheist/materialist like Dawkins. That is the truly pathetic thing!