His reply: “I’d 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 would say.”
These are shocking, blasphemous statements, and he followed with more: “The God who created this universe, if it was created by God, is quite clearly a maniac—utter maniac, totally selfish … Atheism is not just about not believing there’s a God but, on the assumption that there is one, what kind of God is He? It’s perfectly apparent that He’s 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.”
The world we live in elevates and idolizes entertainers like Mr. Fry, but we have to remember that fame or social status does not give one wisdom.
Atheism runs into serious trouble in using moral arguments to deny God. If there is no God, why is anything right or wrong? And if there does happen to be a Creator God, then who are we to tell Him what is right and wrong? Who are we to judge Him? And why would we imagine that we know better than the Maker of the universe? This is foolishness.
Of course, Fry does not understand what God has spelled out in His Word—that the human race is under a curse. Having despised Him and His Word, we have brought many curses on ourselves as we reap what we have sown (Galatians 6:7-8 Galatians 6:7-8  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.
 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
American King James Version×).
So despite the wondrous brilliance of the creation around us, we also observe these serious problems. The fact is that God, long ago, was rejected by man. Yet God has a plan to save mankind—to lead us into a much better world and then a joyous eternity so that “the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18 Romans 8:18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
American King James Version×). Many feel that God has abandoned us, but the exact opposite is true.
Fry is not alone in claiming to know better than our Creator. The pride of the rebellious, fallen angel Satan is becoming more and more evident in our world. To stand on the proverbial mountaintop and shout curses at God is nothing new for His wayward children, but it still represents a very small-minded and egotistical human perspective.
God says that one day every knee will bow before His merciful throne. We can all be thankful that God’s throne is not only a place of justice, but a place of vast, undeserved mercy. Satan has deceived many in our world, and we see that in humanity’s hateful and dismissive attitude toward God.
True wisdom and understand comes from God, not human learning or success. Stay close to God to ensure that this type of arrogant pride doesn’t catch you off guard. And to better understand the misery of the present age and God’s plan for dealing with it, be sure to send for our free study aid Why Does God Allow Suffering?.