This video of Stephen Fry has been making the rounds. He was being interviewed by Gay Byrne as part of an ongoing series for an Irish TV program called The Meaning of Life, with this episode to be aired on Sunday 1st February at 10.30 pm. Fry is asked that old chestnut about what he would say to god if, upon his death, he discovered that god existed and he was in his presence.
Believers seem to delight in envisioning this scenario, that we atheists will be mortified and regret our past casual dismissals of god’s existence and be fearful of being sent to hell for our insolence and that it will serve us right.
Fry was having none of it and it is fun to see Byrne’s facial reaction to what he says.