Broadcaster insists he did not intend to offend anyone of any religion
Stephen Fry has revealed he was “absolutely astonished” by the huge public reponse to his recent attack on religion, insisting that he had never intended to offend anyone.
The newly married broadcaster created a storm last week when an interview was broadcast in which he said that any God who created this universe was “an utter maniac, totally selfish” and “evil”.
Fry said he was glad the outburst had generated so much debate.
“I don’t think I mentioned once any particular religion and I certainly didn’t intend to say anything offensive towards any particular religion,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today porgramme.
“I said quite a few things that were angry at this supposed God. I was merely saying things that Bertrand Russell and many finer heads than mine have said for hundreds of years, going all the way back to the Greeks.
“I was astonished that it caused so viral an explosion on Twitter and elsewhere.”
Fry, 57, added: “I’m most pleased I think that it’s got people talking. I’d never wish to offend anybody who is individually devout or pious and goes about their religious ways.
“Indeed, many Christians have been in touch with me and said they are very grateful that things are being talked about.”
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SOURCE: The Telegraph