All the excitement over Richard Dawkins and the fairy tale controversy has brought it all back to me.
Back in the late 80s, I was a researcher in the Zoology department at Oxford. I was on the special Bogeyman Experimentation Unit. You may not know, but bogeypeople are the nearest analogue to a human being you can get for really good auto-immune experimentation. And, being they're supernatural you can kill them over and over again, so you save money on breeders.
The howls would carry on late into the night, carrying down the South Parks Road. But we could only ever do these ghastly experiments at the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, being careful to make sure that Professor Dawkins didn't know. At the time, I though it was because, being tender-hearted, he didn't like to think of a bugbear, hobgoblin or foul fiend suffering so. It's only now that I realise. It was actually because, if he'd found out, it would have shattered his lack-of-faith.