Stephen Fry was asked, “Suppose it’s all true and you walk up to the pearly gates and are confronted by god, what would Stephen Fry say to him, her, or it?” Here is his response:
I think I’ll say, “Bone cancer in children? What’s that about? How dare you! How dare you create a world in which there is such misery that is not our fault. It’s not right. It’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid god who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain?” That’s what I’d say.
“And you think you’re going to get in?” – Stephen Fry was asked. Here is his response:
No, I wouldn’t want to. I wouldn’t want to get in on his terms. They’re wrong. Now, if I died and it was Pluto, Hades, and if it was the 12 Greek gods, then I would have more truck with it. Because the Greeks were, they didn’t pretend not to be human in their appetites, and their capriciousness, and in their unreasonableness. They didn’t present themselves as being all seeing, all wise, all kind, all beneficent.
Because the god who created this universe, if it was created by a god, is quite clearly a maniac. Utter maniac. Totally selfish. We have to spend our life on our knees thanking him! What kind of god would do that? Yes, the world is very splendid, but it also has in it is insects whose whole life cycle is to burrow in to the eyes of children and make them blind. They eat outwards from the eyes. Why, why did you do that to us? You could have EASILY have made a creation in which that didn’t exist. It is simply not acceptable.
Atheism is not just about not believing there is a god, but on the assumption that there is one, what kind of god is it? It is perfectly apparent that he is monstrous. Utterly monstrous. And deserves no respect whatsoever. The moment you banish him, your life becomes simpler, purer, cleaner, more worth living in my opinion.