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Stephen Fry on Twitter

Stephen Fry

“Jenny Baglady Beavan and Stephen Outrageous Misogynist Swine Fry at the #EEBAFTAs after party”

Richard Dawkins is not the only one having problems with his Twitter comments. Stephen Fry announced he is giving up on his twitter account – at least for now. this comes after a twitter storm attacking a comment he made at the British Academy Awards (see Stephen Fry deletes Twitter account after Baftas ‘bag lady’ criticism for details).

However, I did enjoy his own personal announcement at his official site – (see Too many people have peed in the pool). Here is what he has to say about what the Twitter community has become:

“To leave that metaphor, let us grieve at what twitter has become. A stalking ground for the sanctimoniously self-righteous who love to second-guess, to leap to conclusions and be offended – worse, to be offended on behalf of others they do not even know. It’s as nasty and unwholesome a characteristic as can be imagined. It doesn’t matter whether they think they’re defending women, men, transgender people, Muslims, humanists … the ghastliness is absolutely the same. It makes sensible people want to take an absolutely opposite point of view. I’ve heard people shriek their secularism in such a way as to make me want instantly to become an evangelical Christian.”

Really, it amazes me that people can take Twitter seriously as a source of information – especially seriously enough to demonise a person.

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Stephen Fry not pulling any punches

Stephen Fry on God | The Meaning Of Life | RTÉ One – YouTube.

Stephen Fry has a great skill of getting right to the core of an issue.

Here he answers the question of what he, as an atheist, would say if he ended up at the gates of heaven.