In Which Stephen Fry Steps In ItDouglas Wilson
February 17, 2015
If you would be so kind, I would like to ask you to view this brief bit of blasphemous cheek. It’ll just take a few minutes.
Now then, all set? Let’s break this down into two basic parts. The first part is that Stephen Fry is given a thought experiment, and we should take a moment to see how he thinks in thought experiments. He doesn’t believe in God, but he is nevertheless asked a “what if.” What if you were wrong, the questioner asks, and the whole thing turns out to be true, with you finding yourself in a conversation with God at the Pearly Gates.
Fry takes that occasion to launch into his diatribe. Bone cancer in children? What’s with that?
But I want to note something really strange about this set up.