Stephen Fry and the Problem of Evil

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 12.22.49 PMThe actor Stephen Fry’s youtube video on God has gone viral garnering over 6 million views.  He states that, “the God who made this universe, if it was created by God, is quite clearly a maniac.”  I am not sure why people are interested in actor’s opinions about such issues, as if they are experts on these topics, but Fry clearly appeals to the emotions on the problem of evil without making any argument against God’s existence.  One thing to learn from this video is the need to understand the difference between the emotional problem of evil and the intellectual problem of evil.  William Lane Craig provides a podcast response to Fry’s interview which helps make the distinction between the emotional and intellectual problem’s of evil clear.  It is definitely worth listening to after viewing Fry’s video.

“A Viral Video on the Problem of Evil” Reasonable Faith Podcast, William Lane Craig

“How Would Stephen Fry Answer His Own Challenge to God?” by Lenny Esposito at Come Reason Ministries