one Mr Stephen Fry is “addressing his battle with mental health”. I know very little of SF Esq. and I really do not give a hoot beyond the natural goodwill I extend to all human beings (unless they show themselves as undeserving of it).
BUT I DO THINK
he must be quite insane to make the comments he did against God … in Ireland of all places. Doubleplus ungood: Steve, ol’ fruit, not very clever at all—
Asked what he would say if he was confronted by God, Fry replied: “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?”
—but wait, it gets more better/worse—
“I would say, “Bone cancer in children? What’s that about?”
‘Because the God who created this universe, if it was created by God, is quite clearly a maniac, utter maniac.
“Totally selfish. We have to spend our life on our knees thanking him? What kind of God would do that?”
to go there: CLICK HERE
—but there’s nothing new here. Anyone with half of one third of three eighths of one fifth of five minibits of foxtrot alpha of common* sense has said it—and not been charged with blasphemy and a potential fine of 25 thousand Euros. As they say in real estate: location, location, location.
THE CLEVER THING
that Steve did was not go to Mecca (or any other location where the most merciful and most compassionate God rules) and say the same thing. Brrrrr … then he really would know what it’s like to lose your head over a throwaway remark.
a good thing for him that he has a history of mental health problems, no? Even clever people can goof—but at least the rest of us can learn from his example: just because people look like us, talk our language (sort of) and seem like us … doesn’t mean they are like us. Be careful out there.
* Actually, not all that common …