Response to an Atheist
Stephen Fry is an actor and ďcomedianĒ but when ask what he would say
to God if given the chance to meet Him face to face this was part of
his reply Ė and thereís nothing funny about it.
ďÖHow dare you create a world in which there is such misery that is
not our fault. Itís not right. Itís utterly, utterly evil. Why should
I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world
that is so full of injustice and pain? Ö Atheism isnít just about not
believing thereís a God, but on the assumption that there is one, what
kind of god is he? Itís perfectly apparent that he is monstrous,
utterly monstrous, and deserves no respect whatsoever.Ē
I find nothing amusing in this but still I have to roll my eyes when I
see and hear the anger in the heart of most Atheists. Their excuse
for not believing is always based on some moral or ethical standard
that they donít think God meets. But the question always rises ďfrom
where does the standard come if there is no God?Ē
Fry actually begins with the question of pain and suffering. How
could a God create a world in which these things exist? I would
respectfully ask where pain comes from if there is no God? The
question of pain is no measure of Godís existence. From it you could
question His justice or mercy but if you admit it exists either way
why use it to deny Him?
Fry finishes by promoting himself to be Godís judge and jury. After
declaring his challenge to God he pronounces him guilty based on the
questions. Iím glad Stephen Fry is a comedian not a lawyer.
Atheists always have one problem with their complaints toward God. If
God isnít allowed to say what is good and evil then why are they.
This is actually the dilemma that took place in the Garden of Eden.
God said not to eat of the fruit because it is not for them to decide
what is good and evil. The Devil said otherwise and they ate the
fruit and man has been declaring what is good and evil since, in
defiance of God.
How could man look at the condition of this world and dare to claim
they could do better with the problem of good and evil than God can?
How many wars does it take for us to stop killing each other? Why do
we create things that are harmful? Why do we make money off legal
drugs like alcohol and nicotine not to mention the parts of the world
that grow and raise other more harmful drugs? Pornography, sex trades,
rape, sexual deviancy, abortionÖhas mans subjective opinions on Godís
validity made the world a better place?
If you are going to deny God at least base it on something you donít
see. Stop talking out of both sides of your mouth. Honestly I find
the evidence for His existence as obvious as the evidence for His
goodness. You sure canít convince me God is evil by pointing to the
evil in the world and saying a Creator you donít believe in is
responsible for it.
God promises one day He will set things right again, like He made
them, and there will be no more tears. God gives hope. Actor,
Comedian, Atheist Stephen Fry; where is your hope? Certainly not in