Atheist Stephen Fry left a television host stunned when he explained what he would say if he was “confronted by God”, The Independent reports.
The actor and author, who recently married his partner Elliot Spencer, made a series impassioned comments during an interview with Gay Byrne for RTÉ One’s The Meaning of Life.
“Suppose it’s all true, and you walk up to the pearly gates, and are confronted by God,” asked Bryne. “What will Stephen Fry say to him, her, or it?”
The 57-year-old replied: “I’d say, bone cancer in children? What’s that about?
(The Christian worldview tells us that we live in a sin-filled, fallen world where man is in rebellion to God. This started with Adam and Eve, who introduced sin (rebellion to God). They used their God-given free will to choose sin (to not have free will would mean they were basically robots, and a loving God would not create us that way. All humans have a choice to make, to love and obey God or to rebel against God.) The devil is the instigator of this rebellion. God wants to be in a perfect, loving relationship with us, but sin gets in the way. Jesus will one day set all suffering right and judge all people. Only those who put their faith in Jesus and follow Him will inherit eternal life in Heaven. All others will be condemned to Hell. God provided Jesus as a perfect atonement to remove our sins, for those who accept Him as Savior. Jesus is God’s plan to set all things right.)