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Mon Jul 31, 2017, 05:10 AM

Stephen Fry: A force for good ... or not







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Reply Stephen Fry: A force for good ... or not (Original post)
beam me up scottie Jul 2017 OP
Hieronymus Jul 2017 #1
beam me up scottie Jul 2017 #4
Duppers Jul 2017 #5
beam me up scottie Jul 2017 #6
Duppers Jul 2017 #7
Raster Jul 2017 #2
beam me up scottie Jul 2017 #3
cyclonefence Jul 2017 #8

Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 05:54 AM

1. Thank you, Stephen Fry.

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Response to Hieronymus (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 06:33 AM

4. Love that guy.

This interview was also about a thousand kinds of awesome:




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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 08:46 AM

5. ☝ When asked about my atheism

I send this clip.




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Response to Duppers (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 08:55 AM

6. It's a shame the blasphemy case didn't make it to court.

Can you imagine what else Stephen would have said if he had the chance?

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 09:33 AM

7. Yep. 😉



But seriously, it was too bad. Some newspapers would've had to print what he had to say. <Gasp>

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 06:05 AM

2. Too many institutions (many of them religious) and people with evil deeds....

...at the heart of their vast fortunes and great power, now want to be looked upon as benevolent and caring.

IT. IS. NOT. THAT. EASY.

It's like recovery. First, you admit there was a problem and acknowledge your evil deeds and actions that have harmed others. And then you begin to make right by actively seeking out those you have wronged... NOT glossing over your actions and behaviors, OWNING THEM, apologizing for them, and then making every effort to right those wrongs.

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Response to Raster (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 06:12 AM

3. Well said!

When the organization in question can't even admit they did wrong and still treat women and lgbt people like second class citizens it's hard to take them seriously when they claim to be the world's moral compass. Make that impossible. It's impossible to take them seriously.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 10:06 AM

8. Christianity isn't easy

One of the reasons I'm an atheist is the impossibility (for me) of believing in the words of Jesus enough to actually act on them (I realize Xianity isn't the only alternative to atheism, but it's how I was brought up). To follow Jesus, we must do exactly what Stephen Fry says the Pope could do to rehabilitate catholicism, and I'm not willing to sell everything I own and give the money to the poor. This is one of the central messages of Jesus, and one people who like to call themselves Christians to a man/woman fail to follow.

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