Wednesday 20 March 2019

WATCH: Stephen Fry has some tough words for God in interview with Gay Byrne

Stephen Fry on The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne
Stephen Fry on The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Legendary broadcaster Gay Byrne interviews fellow legendary broadcaster Stephen Fry for his 'Meaning of Life' series.

And Fry has some harsh words for God when Byrne asks him what he would say to 'him, her, or it' if he encountered them at the gates of heaven.

"I'll say, 'Bone cancer in children?  What's that about?  How dare you?  How dare you create a world in which there is such misery that's 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?"

Bryne replies with, "And you think you're going to get in?"

"No.  But I wouldn't want to.  I wouldn't want to get in on his terms."

The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne, Sunday 1st February, 10.30pm

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