You have probably seen it. It’s been all over the internet.
Stephen Fry drove the final nails into God’s coffin. Or so it seems. The QI presenter was interviewed on Irish TV channel RTE One and was asked the question: What if you’re wrong about God not existing? What would you say to God when you meet him at the pearly gates? You can see for yourself how Mr Fry answered:
There have been thousands of responses all over the internet from both sides of the argument. Atheists have, of course, been applauding, while Christians have been seeking to give answers to some of the points Stephen Fry raises.
I’m not going to add to any of this here, only point you to others who have done a much better job than I ever could.
How can Christians still believe in God in a world of suffering?
This is an important question because it’s an important subject. Read Chris Stead’s very moving article about his experiences and how his Christian faith has been vital for him and his family.
Does Fry have the right God?
Many Christians have pointed out that they don’t believe in the God that Fry describes either. That’s Madeleine Davies’ take on the matter too.
Why does atheism feel so strongly about evil?
Krisk Kandiah has so helpfully answered this question. His article tackles the idea that a godless worldview removes any concept of justice, good or evil.
How does Christianity account for the presence of evil?
This blog post from Glen Scrivener predates Fry’s interview, but answers the particular problem of the parasites that he raises.
There are plenty of other responses out there. You might have your own. Tell us what you’ve found helpful below or share your own views.