Saturday, January 31, 2015

Stephen Fry On Being Atheist - Which Stupid God Creates a World So Full of Injustice and Pain?

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Stephen Fry recently reiterated on the reasons why he doesn't believe in God on 'Meaning of Life’, an Irish TV program. When he was asked what he would say to God, if he were to arrive at the gates of Heaven, the actor held nothing back. A well known atheist, Fry called the Christian God “evil”, "capricious", "mean-minded" and “stupid” and asked why he would create a world that is “so full of injustice and pain”.

Gay Byrne, the show’s host, wanted to know what Stephen Fry would do if he did meet God after his death even though he doesn't believe in him. Fry, who goes on to say that he would prefer the Gods of ancient Greece, responded;

“I’ll say: bone cancer in children, what’s that about?  How dare you? How dare you create a world where there is such misery that’s not our fault? It’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid god who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain?”

Byrne tried to chide him, asking, “Do you think you’re going to get in like that?”

But Fry was insistent;

“No, but I wouldn’t want to. The god who created this universe, if he created this universe, is quite clearly a maniac, an utter maniac, totally selfish. We have to spend our lives on our knees thanking him. What kind of god would do that?

Yes the world is very splendid, but it also has in it insects whose whole life cycle is to burrow into the eyes of children and make them blind.”

Speaking specifically of the Christian idea of God, he said he is “monstrous and deserves no respect”.

Check out the video of the interview below..

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