Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 27 February, 2024
The Meaning of Life

Watch Gay Byrne react to Stephen Fry's scathing response to question about God

Everything about this is amazing.

STEPHEN FRY IS the next celebrity lined up for Gay Byrne’s The Meaning of Life series, which explores a subject’s relationship with religion and spirituality.

In this preview clip, Gay asks atheist Stephen what he would do if he was hypothetically wrong in his beliefs and he was confronted by God at the pearly gates. What would he say to him?

I’d say, bone cancer in children? What’s that about? How dare you. How dare you create a world in which there’s such misery that is not our fault. It’s not right. It’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world so full of injustice and pain?

When Gay asks if he thinks that will get him into heaven, he bites back, “I wouldn’t want to get in on his terms. They’re wrong”.

He reply is as scathing as it is brilliant, but Gay wasn’t exactly feeling his descriptions of God as ‘selfish’ and a ‘maniac’.




Watch the full response below:

RTÉ - Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster / YouTube

Fry’s episode will be aired this Sunday,  February 1.

Stephen Fry is in Dublin and just tweeted his own (accidentally) X-rated version of Molly Malone>

Here’s how Stephen Fry was tricked into mistaking himself for a Polish builder>

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.