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Stephen Fry's Emotional speech in a debate discussing how the Catholic church is not a force for good in the world, with Christopher Hitchens.. The Full Debate can be found here https://youtu.be/h5jG7Jq_dBY
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Spooky Baron (4 месяца назад)
Stephen Fry's Emotional speech in a debate discussing how the Catholic church is not a force for good in the world, with Christopher Hitchens FULL DEBATE https://youtu.be/h5jG7Jq_dBY
Paul James (3 месяца назад)
Jim....what are you on?.......please read this comment string again...I doubt that any one of the contributors including myself are or ever were Catholics!! If some of the more offensive comments had not been deleted (thankfully they have been) you would have realised that it was more homophobic comments against Stephen Fry than comments supporting any religion. I myself am a non denominational Christian. I have no organisation on earth to defend or berate. There is just my wife and I and our personal relationship with our God.
Jim Appleby (3 месяца назад)
Maybe your brain is incapable of being inspired. Maybe your knee is jerky because it has spent so much time genuflecting. Maybe your "certainties" were ground into you at an early age and are now so deep-rooted that you can't let go of them. These factors are possibly why you might have been among the po-faced, bead-jiggling minority in the Central Hall. Out of an audience of two thousand, Fry and Hitchens manage to persuade more than nine hundred to change their minds about the Catholic Church being a ‘force for good’. That they were unable to engage your mind is more of a reflection of your nature than theirs. The fact that you are unable to produce anything but insults in defence of what I imagine is your "faith" shows you know it is on increasingly shaky ground. That's why the Catholic Church (as was pointed out) continues to ignore its dwindling numbers, hiding behind the ridiculous lie that all those baptised into it are still members. Nobody is stopping you from believing what you like - but if you really care about it, you would best serve it by producing better arguments than you have shown on here.
Jeronimo Tamayo Lopera (3 месяца назад)
I DOUBT IT... BUT THANK YOU... HAVE A GOOD ONE.
Paul James (3 месяца назад)
Jero Tamayo.......Feelings and insults that we fire off to individuals, or deliver to the world at large, more often than not come back to hurt us instead of the intended targets. Negative and angry feelings you have towards the world and other people probably won't make that much difference to them or the world, however, they will, in time, absolutely wear you down into depression and despair. My advice...get on a bus, go have a walk in the countryside on a nice sunny day....you will be amazed at how much better you feel. Good luck
Jeronimo Tamayo Lopera (3 месяца назад)
I JUST FEEL LIKE INSULTING PEOPLE.
Big Tex (37 минут назад)
They told them not to wear condoms because. AIDS was engineered and they are trying to wipe them out.
MichaelKingsfordGray (4 часа назад)
Steven was far too accommodating to the utterly criminal delusion that is Catholicism. All Catholics are insane, delusional, liars, con-artists, and selfish morons.
peruda hudson (15 часов назад)
the vatican should be nuked
Adson Rocha (1 день назад)
Life-changing.
Terry (2 дня назад)
I would be one of those legions of fans.
Mellow Waters (3 дня назад)
I can't put forth what I have to say, the way he did.
john wilfred Sharp (4 дня назад)
what an elegant speech well done Stephen Fry
Mark Tyrrell (7 дней назад)
A breath of fresh air. I'm with Stephen Fry. See also Stephen talking to Gay Byrne on Irish broadcaster RTE's programme "The meaning of life." Such courage and honesty.
KingCaino Plays (10 дней назад)
Any religious people here? I have something for you.............. Pity. You have my pity Have a nice day.
KingCaino Plays (10 дней назад)
One of the greatest HUMAN beings...........ever.
Tobichiii (11 дней назад)
Pointless
MoontownMoss (11 дней назад)
Catholic church + religion in general REKD
Sven Nielsen (11 дней назад)
What a hero. I feel such sorrow for the obvious hardships and injustice that he's had to endure and witness in his life.
John Stover (11 дней назад)
I come back here from time to time to hear Stephen's presentation. I am an atheist, and I'm still moved by his passion.
Roshan Shine (11 дней назад)
Is sir stephen fry married by any chance ?
Tony England (11 дней назад)
Not to a woman, no.
drums&drones (11 дней назад)
Damn the Catholic church to Hell..!!!!!!
jean neill (12 дней назад)
JUST FOUND THIS WHAT A DEBATE TRUER WORDS HAVE NEVER BEEN SPOKEN
Kaloyan Velikov (13 дней назад)
Absolute love, adoration and respect for Stephen!
stephen hartley (15 дней назад)
stephen fry went beast mode. "imperial panoply of marble and gold" what a legend.
Andrew Coursaris (16 дней назад)
Mr fry He supposedly hasnt had sex in 17 years can someone confirm this. He doesn't have anal sex supposedly
Denise F (17 дней назад)
Amazing!
Martyre20 (23 дня назад)
I'm so proud of you, Stephen. You've done a lot, but whatever you do, please come back and watch this. When you feel terrible about yourself, you can always come back to this, and see that ONE good thing you did. Well done.
Jack Torrance (25 дней назад)
In Stephen Fry's opening remarks, he says he means no offense to people who believe in God and salvation. That it just so beautiful of him to say and so rare among atheists, I thank him.
Tony England (11 дней назад)
Exactly, Jack. I'm an atheist and I have zero argument with any decent religious person of any denomination because it's absolutely none of my business what they choose to believe. This _"we're right and they're wrong"_ attitude should be consigned to the recycle-bin of history where it belongs. Live and let live.
Gerard Williams (27 дней назад)
Q and I and I wonder why. He is paid millions by the BBC (license payers, actually), an organisation that, like the Catholic church he vilifies, also sheltered child-rapists. Q. Why, then, if he is so sincere about his views on paedophilia, does he not pay all our license payers' money back and give a speech against his own employer? A. Because he will be unemployed and out of pocket. And maybe this is the reason why countless ex- and possibly present  employees of the BBC continually harp on about abuses in the Catholic church, while remaining tight-lipped about similar, historical abuse within their own circle.  A further point - The Archbishop of Canterbury has issued apologies for decades of abuse within the Church of England. Q. So why does the speech only reference the Catholic church, and not also the Church of England? Q. Is the Orator and his audience not aware of abuses within the BBC and the CofE ...or was this speech delivered just for the benefit of a bunch of clap-happy, anti-Catholic bigots by somebody who was looking to deflect attention from his paymasters? I wonder why.
Gerard Williams (8 дней назад)
How can looking at the title of the full debate answer all of my points? Let him give a speech on how the BBC is not a force for good in the world and then I might take him seriously. As it is, he has taken millions from an organisation that had its own grubby skeletons to hide and it was partly successful in this obfuscation by its own employees, including him, harping on about similar abuses in the Catholic church, while, by all accounts, they all knew what was going on at the BBC. Pot - Kettle- Black.
Differ Dog (11 дней назад)
Gerard Williams Please look at the title of the full debate. The link can be found at the top. All your questions will be answered.
William Ridgeway (28 дней назад)
An absolutely amazing speech!
Bill Andrews (28 дней назад)
Am I the only person who thinks it is disingenuous for a Gay Male, like Mr. Fry, who is running around with a gay male less than half his age, to be attacking the Church for what Gay men like him are doing while being priests to young children? Isn't his own lifestyle the product that is producing these pedophile priests? Why isn't he with a man his own age? Why is he not angry with Gay people for producing these pedophiles? Where is his anger at Gay pedophiles? He ranted for how long? And never used the word "homosexual"! It is the homosexuals who are raping those boys and creating the problem he complains about. Is the problem really the church or Gay pedophiles? And what of gay men like Mr.Fry, who do nothing to fight against them, nor even recognize in public speeches that they are Gay men who are raping boys? It seems Mr. Fry thinks it is the Church alone, when it is clear the problem is the Gay men who rape boys and Mr. Fry and the other Gay men who protect them by never speaking out against them, and do so to the point that Mr. Fry won't even mention that they are homosexuals like him who are doing the raping! The pot calling the kettle black indeed.
rolybling (27 дней назад)
You missed a fundamental point. Stephen Fry doesn't force his partner to have sex with him. You're equating being gay with being a paedophile so excuse my language but FUCK YOU. The majority of paedophiles are married straight men.
philipp seemann (28 дней назад)
first there were nitzsche and voltaire, the fry and hitchens. i can only hope that there will be others to continue the fight.
David Gifford (29 дней назад)
Fry argument is elegant, beguiling and contains much that is true. The example given about the catholic church and Galileo is popular myth, it is untrue. Galileo was treated with sympathy by the church but he chose to antagonise them to the point he was placed on house arrest. this narrative has been sucked up by all who wish to align with the "enlightenment" which is fine. However the mass abandonment of Christianity in the west has left a vacuum. The weak of mind abhor a vacuum and thinking for themselves. It is now being filled with the likes of Antifa and Islam. The Catholic church is little to be proud of but it's replacement is far worse. Well done Stephen and Christopher.
Jay (30 дней назад)
If these men aren't going to Heaven, do you really want to go there?
beth carpenter (1 месяц назад)
Thank goodness for Stephen Fry! I stand in awe when he speaks. What an amazing, intelligent, gentle human being <3
Mirch Shake (1 месяц назад)
This is what I would call a true intellectual
paul mortimer (1 месяц назад)
Evolution is a natural process? That's what they say. Science will say it over and over. incremental changes over millions, billions of years. I think evolution is a philosophy, a belief. An explanation of life, based on Hinduism. Here is the proof that it is a belief. What is the future of evolution for man? this has been asked many times when they interview the 'scientists' the experts. they give two answers - HYBRIDS, man melding with computers or machines. Then there is genetic editing of DNA (crispr cas9). Look at what this advocates - unnatural progression of man through scientific manipulation. (not a natural process). this proves it's about your own personal agenda. a philosophy. a belief. I take it, that this will be limited to human populations, not rolled out over all animals? How insane you are. If evolution is a natural process, why don't they TRUST it.
paul mortimer (3 дня назад)
that's idiotic - an scientist would say that truth is a movable feast. Nothing is in concrete. the electron is a particle - here mr Thomson, is your Nobel prize. the electron is a wave, here mr Thomson jr, here is your Nobel prize. Today it's both a particle and a wave. because they don't know. The astronomers and particle physics experts say that 96 percent of the universe is missing, Dark energy and Dark Matter. So they base all their knowledge on 4(four) percent of the universe. They know it all? On the other side of the coin - Plasma physics is saying all the universe is accounted for? 99 percent? So science is all about opinion. The Dirty Harry movie quote - opinions are like assholes harry, everyone has one.
Differ Dog (7 дней назад)
paul mortimer Evolution is evidently true due to the evidence! Therefor genuinely true!
paul mortimer (7 дней назад)
what is true? I made many observations in my previous statement ?
Differ Dog (11 дней назад)
paul mortimer It is evidently true!
csenge varkonyi (1 месяц назад)
That's why I love Stephen Fry
Zhou Ling LI (1 месяц назад)
A voice of reason. Rational, fair and incredibly educated on what the world does not need.
KXF FXK (1 месяц назад)
This is one of the greatest men that has ever walked this earth.
Edson Domingos (1 месяц назад)
Religion is the root of all evil
Keith Gibbs (1 месяц назад)
"I'd like to think that in 10 years time I can come back and argue the opposite." Well, that didn't hold up.
Iamthegodyouseek Iamthegodyouseek (1 месяц назад)
Fuck god and all who perpetrate the lie of god.
KesselRunHero (1 месяц назад)
I guess according to Stephen until I loose a few pounds I am a degenerate on par with child molesting catholic priests.
Andrew North (1 месяц назад)
Thank god for Henry the 8th. For getting rid of the Catholic Church out of my life.
Don Benedict (1 месяц назад)
A truly great man. Mr. Fry, you are an amazing orator!
julian taylor (1 месяц назад)
As long as mankind does not know its destiny Religion will continue to exist
Michael Leeming (1 месяц назад)
The most intelligent, interesting, truthful spokesperson for us all. What a speech
Jim P (1 месяц назад)
You don't get eloquence like that from US public schools.
Karlos (1 месяц назад)
Boss.
Aaeon Karma (1 месяц назад)
I would've liked to hear some form of response, immediately following, uninterrupted and for the same length of time, by the Catholic representative.
Ian Miller (1 месяц назад)
He can publically debate the church and the bible.god forbid anyone trying to debate frys and hitchens belief in judaism and the talmud.i do believe the anti semite card may be drawn
keepdancingmaria (1 месяц назад)
I saw the whole debate. It was a blood bath. Did the Catholic team do NO prep work? Even the tiniest bit? I remember the woman reminded me of the Black Knight in Python's In Search Of The Holy Grail. You know, the one who lost both arms and both legs and still would not admit he had been bested.
Markus (1 месяц назад)
Eloquently brutal. Bravo.
Russell Newcombe (1 месяц назад)
Yeah, what Stephen Fry said :)
Mark xkx (1 месяц назад)
Impassioned, logical, sensible. Can't argue with anything he said. We atheists have more fine representatives than any church
studio7 (1 месяц назад)
Maybe whats needed is to laugh at religious people..to their face..and when ridiculed ..tell them to fu*k off..
studio7 (1 месяц назад)
Heaven hell evil is all religious bigots ideas...
studio7 (1 месяц назад)
Spephen fry..brilluant mind n personality....him Hitchens and Dawkins all great people..showing you religion is about power thats all. Money grabbing evil people at its worst and deluded at its best. The sun was here before jesus and the Eygptians worshipped it..at least it keeps us alive.
totall (1 месяц назад)
class the truth is in his talk
John Kilptrick (1 месяц назад)
Genius is the only word to describe this man. He speaks the words that the Catholic do gooders decide to ignore.
David Schmidt (1 месяц назад)
Stephen Fry is one of the very few men who can match Hitch in eloquence and laser-sharp analysis. Such a mensch...and he is SOOO correct. The Catholic Church (Inc.) should truly hang its head in shame. I was forced to grow up Catholic, and while the education was good, I drove the nuns nuts with my refusal to accept the 'party line'. I've said ever since, if there is one religion almost guaranteed to make any thinking person turn to atheism, it's the corrupt, hate-filled, elitist, cancerous Catholic faith. I was once ratted out by a classmate, because I was seen one day after school going into the Methodist church across the street, where my sister's Girl Scout troop held it's meetings in the basement, so I could get a ride home with her and my mom. Got tongue-lashed by one of the psychotic nuns the next day for daring to just set foot in another faith's house of worship, till my mother (5 foot flat of pure, red-haired Irish temper, ) came to the school and ripped her a new one. Freakin' Catholicism should be outlawed!
Adrian Cheale (1 месяц назад)
Yawn yawn, boring.... Especially with all these elitist posh people. Why not debate some serious issues? Fry's only famous because he's terribly posh.
justin mac carthy (1 месяц назад)
Fuck God
M I (1 месяц назад)
There are few people i have respect for alive or dead but hitch and fry are two of those.
Steve Phillips (1 месяц назад)
I love you, Stephen!
addams9 (1 месяц назад)
It's a pity I can only give this video one like. What a fantastic speech.
AAA AAA (1 месяц назад)
Holy shit, is he debating or carpet bombing? When the camera pans back to the table, I imagine the scene from Temple of Doom where the guy's face melts lmao
Screw The Net (1 месяц назад)
And even more than the piracy that the church has been complacent in, the countries that still, to this very day, even without the church, there are countries that are wholly complacent and responsible for still withholding the historical, cultural wealth stolen from others. Well said Fry.
Michael Romano (1 месяц назад)
When Stephen Fry and Christopher Hitchens show up, you know they are going to pack your lunch and take you to school.
Ethentent (1 месяц назад)
Nine years later, have things gotten better?
Danny Laverick (1 месяц назад)
Wish I had half the eloquence and intelligence of hitch, fry, dillahunty and the rest
Marc Rycroft (1 месяц назад)
blind as a bat. And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
nick name (1 месяц назад)
There should be more people like Stephen Fry in this world, instead of all the ignorant, pompous nincompoops who are in control, in a religious and/or political manner!
Amadeus (1 месяц назад)
Loki: "I have an Army." Tony Stark: "We have a Hulk." Stephen Fry: "I have Hitch."
Chris Hellessey (1 месяц назад)
The title of this video is the highlight of my day. If not my week! Thankyou Alan Wood! Thankyou.
Hayden Barnes (1 месяц назад)
Oh the craftsmanship! Stephen plays with language, he toys with its faculties. I’m not an envious person...but oh! for a wit like that!
Robertson Thirdly (1 месяц назад)
really.. a Mormon ad before the video claiming an atheist became a Mormon? sorry Dr Huang, you are never an atheist
Paul van Druten (1 месяц назад)
AMEN!!!
Give'ryourall (1 месяц назад)
I felt a lump in my throat when he was talking about gays being “morally evil” and when his voice started to wobble saying “that’s not nice, it isn’t nice”. I’m not gay, but I understand sympathy and compassion, something that the Catholic Church severely lacks. Brilliant speech.
Barbara Bacon (1 месяц назад)
It moves me to tears. Great speech
IMOLDGREGG252 (1 месяц назад)
I bet Ann and Tutu wished they'd brought a note excusing them from this one.
john graham (1 месяц назад)
one of the greatest speeches of all time
Peatear Griffin (1 месяц назад)
People will say today, people have killed people in the name of religions. But what about the people who are religious and who have never killed anyone? It silly people take 1 religion and compare to other so called religion. I get it, people has and still die from religous people. That is where they're wrong, they shouldnt kill. He who hasnt sinned, let him cast the first stone.They will be judge. You cant jugde a person by their religous beliefs. Not all religous folks are killers. You most likely dont know anything about that person. To say religous folks are evil...it takes one to know one. People are so hypocritical.
Odin Magnus (1 месяц назад)
This is why he is The Voice of England.
robert kennion (1 месяц назад)
That nun in the front row is kinda on her own
M.G. Heath (1 месяц назад)
Superb
Chef Bryn (1 месяц назад)
religion is pure evil. i've been to the vatican, with all the sculptures and paintings of goblins and such looks more like a temple of Lucifer than Jesus
Patricia Shaw (1 месяц назад)
Always find Stephen fry interesting got two of his books, honest man.
markus lappalainen (1 месяц назад)
i never heard that galilei was tortured. being questioned by inquisition doesn't mean torture. but catholic church has tortured many others.
Tom Pepper (2 месяца назад)
Fry is an amazing man.
Inquisitive Nut (2 месяца назад)
What a superb speaker! This was not a mere mockery. He raised important issues and pointed out how Catholic church contributed to bad and undefendable outcomes. This is invaluable that you can criticise and poke fun at Catholicism without being condemned and deprived of your right to exist and speak, anymore. Unlike Islam, Catholicism has gone through lots of changes and challenges. Time for Islam to be severely unpacked and criticised. Islam needs same amount of criticism and mockery.
myklmusic (2 месяца назад)
Thank you, Mr. Fry. Very well said.
Jackson Pastoor (2 месяца назад)
"With my trusty Hitch by my side." That really tugs at the heart strings.
Mallee Fowler (2 месяца назад)
What a great man. And what a morally bankrupt institution the Catholic church remains.
80 Slim Shady's (2 месяца назад)
Hey who said Lucifer was a bad guy, i mean God is the only one doing that, we've only heard one side of the story, god made a book and was first to shame Satan but Satan never got a chance to tell his side of the story before everyone started hating him, he could of brought out his own book talking shit about God like he did but Satan didn't stoop to his level. I think that says a lot about the guy. Maybe he isn't such a bad guy and hell isn't like God says it is and God is just a jealous person that wants everyone to come to his party and not Satan's. God says its all fire down there in hell but maybe Satan just drops mixtape after mixtape that are just straight ''fire'' and his parties are pumping and God is jealous and makes it seem bad. I think Satan is misunderstood and God is just the mean big brother, ever think about that?
Christopher Guinn (2 месяца назад)
I believe that there is a sect of Christianity about that, but I can't remember the name of it.
Jacques Grove (2 месяца назад)
Bravo!
prince diofrey Arellano (2 месяца назад)
glad he mentioned the Philippines my country, the Catholic Church is a curse in here.
Montolioo (2 месяца назад)
Besides the brilliance and subtlety in placing every Word in the best Place in every Sentence, and every Sentence in the best Place in his Speech, i - as a german listener - am stunned by how civilized and sublime the British English sounds compared to the American. Love it!
Mark Macdonald (2 месяца назад)
Excellent speech by Steven Fry and as someone who has enjoyed many of Hitchen's speeches I hope he didn't have to go on after that.
Sabrina Guiotto (2 месяца назад)
The really tragic thing is that 525 people had the guts to dislike this. Stephen Fry should teach the world how to speak and how to use its intellect.
Anomaly Sunday (2 месяца назад)
That black bitch of a nun in the front row didn't clap in any chance at Fry or Hitchen's speeches.
Darren Gray (2 месяца назад)
Absolutely nothing new about a jew that hates Catholicism, or for that matter a homosexual who hates Catholicism, the only thing I don't really like is that because of his brilliant impersonation of a English gentleman people think that he is an English Christian who is pointing out failures in a Christian church, he is not, he belongs to a tribe that hates Jesus Christ as a false Messiah, he would be better served exposing failures in his own faith.
Darren Gray (1 месяц назад)
Differ Dog I made my point, which part of don't you understand?
Differ Dog (1 месяц назад)
Darren Gray Read back what you wrote. Will you answer my simple question. What part of his beliefs should he be arguing against. Don't avoid, just answer the question. What part of the enlightenment should he be arguing against?
Darren Gray (1 месяц назад)
Read the post again if you don't understand, he is Jewish, and homosexual, he starts from an anti christian, especially anti Catholic bias, I think you understand very well you are just trying to fudge the point, I wonder what position of bias you have started from ha ha
Differ Dog (1 месяц назад)
Darren Gray I am sure you know that when he talked about the enlightenment he referred to the period of enlightenment. If you don't you should look it up. Again, why should he argue against this? He was brought up as a Christian in a Christian country and went to a Christian school.
Darren Gray (1 месяц назад)
Differ Dog Come on differ I am sure you understood what I said, but to answer your question I would have to say that what he would have you believe constituted enlightenment is probably not what I would consider enlightenment, but what I was trying to make clear to people was that he is not speaking from a mea culpa Christian point of view ,which I believe many people take his words, but from a person brought up in a different faith which is hostile to Christianity, I think that's a valid point, and worth consideration.
Kiters Refuge (2 месяца назад)
Ripped to shreds. Intellect over dogma...wow.

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