Published On: Fri, Feb 6th, 2015

Stephen Fry is free to insult God, Christians are free to not buy his ‘stuff’

Some Christians are put off when a celebrity or famous individuals insults their religion or mocks God, the lastest being Stephen Fry.

Fry condemned God as “utterly evil, capricious and monstrous” on the Irish religious affairs program The Meaning of Life on RTE television.

Fry said he would challenge him: “How dare you create a world in which there is such misery that is not our fault? It’s not right. 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?”

Sadly Fry doesn’t appear to under Creation, free will, the fall of man or much else about the character of our loving and kind God.

stephen fry-sherlock holmes photoFry has been open about the vitriol he has received from social media and beyond.

“I was astonished that it caused so viral an explosion on Twitter and elsewhere. I’m most pleased that it’s got people talking.”

This led into his “apology”: “I never wished to offend anybody who is individually devout or pious, and indeed many Christians have been in touch with me to say that they are very glad that things should be talked about.”

Speaking to The Irish Times, Gay Byrne commented that “Of course he [Stephen Fry] hadn’t wished to cause offence. But that’s what the internet is for, controversy, debate and people’s opinions.”

Translation: Fry’s “people” explained that the backlash meant fewer book sales, possibly less roles in films and fewer speaking engagements.

That’s right, unlike the atheist extremists who seek to vanquish God from the public forum, Christians just speak out with their pocket book.

I’m glad Stephen Fry spoke up and revealed what he believes, so NOW WE KNOW!

We are called on to pray for those lost souls, not berate them. We should seek opportunities to explain our faith, educating someone like Fry on the true nature of God rather than attack him on Twitter.

If that is not enough for you, then just don’t buy his books. The almighty dollar matter enough to get a quick apology, so I wonder what would happen when the bank comes to foreclose on a house or repo a car?

Might Mr. Fry suddenly find himself on his knees….maybe.


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  1. Mark Moore says:

    Au Contraire, Christians are free to buy Stephen Fry’s ‘Stuff.’ They are buying it wholesale and leaving the churches in droves. The churches are hemorrhaging people and dollars. Churches are closing all over the country.

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