Stephen Fry is wonderful

Listen carefully to what he has to say, and you’ll quickly find out why he’s one of my favorite British intellectuals. It also helps that he’s a comedian who doesn’t take himself too seriously.

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    Nick

    This is an absolutely wonderful (there is no other word for it) point extremely well made; as per usual from Stephen Fry. Where has this clip come from?

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    Kerrie

    I’ve been a fan of Stephen Fry (and Hugh Laurie) since the early 90s with their Jeeves & Wooster and A Bit of Fry & Laurie series. Both of written excellent novels as well. I’ve just recently discovered Stephen’s website and his “podgrams.” This guy is so smart, and the way he has with words and his obvious love of language is amazing to listen to. A person might have the same idea as him, but he can always articulate it so much better!

    As he did here (what I caught of it) – since when is just being nice to each other the sole property of religion? Why not be kind to others just “because” rather than as a way to “buy” your way into heaven or avoid eternal punishment? Maybe I’m simplifying this view, but that’s what I sounds like to me when people say “Jesus said…” Like they need to be told to be nice and threatened with punishment in order to stay in line. It sounds more like psychologically dealing with a toddler.

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    Nick

    I absolutely agree. It’s almost as though you need an “excuse” (i.e. religion) to be nice to people.

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