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 THIS life?