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    Irish police investigate Steven Fry.

    Is it April 1st?

    Irish police investigate Stephen Fry for BLASPHEMY after he called God 'capricious, mean-minded and stupid' on TV

    • Stephen Fry caused controversy after an interview with Irish broadcaster RTE
    • He called God an 'utter maniac' who is 'mean-minded' during atheism discussion
    • Man made complaint to police and said the alleged comments were defamatory
    • Irish police are now reportedly investigating an offence of blasphemy
    Irish police are investigating Stephen Fry for blasphemy after he called God an 'utter maniac' who is 'mean-minded and stupid' on television, it has been reported.
    A viewer reported the offence after the comedian spoke about God during an interview with Irish broadcaster RTE in February 2015.
    The individual, who wished to remain anonymous, said it was their 'civic duty' to report the comments which he alleges were in breach of the Defamation Act.





    Police said they will not comment on a complaint of blasphemy allegedly made against Stephen Fry.
    The man said he had recently been contacted by police after following up the complaint with them late last year.
    The footage, which showed Fry quizzed by Irish TV presenter Gay Byrne, went viral after it was aired and has now been seen more than seven million times on YouTube.
    Asked what he would say if he was confronted by God, Fry replied: '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?'
    Questioned on how he would react if he was locked outside the pearly gates, he responded: 'I would say, 'Bone cancer in children? What's that about?'
    'Because the God who created this universe, if it was created by 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?'
    The offence of blasphemy, included in the Defamation Act, is punishable by a fine of 25,000 euro under Irish law.
    A spokesman for the Garda said: 'We are not commenting on an ongoing investigation.'
    Last month the star appeared in a candid video, addressing his battle with mental health.
    The British comedian, 59, joined forces with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to support a new campaign spearheaded by the royals to tackle mental health and its different forms.
    He has previously spoken about being diagnosed with bipolar and addressing his mental health breaking down, Stephen is seen talking to his psychiatrist in a new film created by Heads Together.
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    Where are the'twenty minurtees' when you need them.

    Darling.

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    He's been saying this shit for years, it's old.

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    Can't wait to see God standing up in court as a witness for the prosecution.

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    What a pillock.
    As if Fry has even glimpsed the realm of the sacred, the infinite vastness behind that word, "God", yet uses it with great conviction, as if he knew what he is denying.

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    thank god i'm an atheist.

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    God 'capricious, mean-minded and stupid'
    Never truer words said. She's a right bitch.

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    I used to be an atheist but the holidays were shit.

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    By the headline I thought the Garda would be investigating him for sex crimes against little Irish orphans.

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    Bloody Muslims with their backward religious views trying to take us back to the Middle Ages...

    ...Oh.

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    A member of the public, who asked not to be identified, said he made the complaint against Fry more than two years ago at Ennis garda station in County Clare.

    “I told the Garda I wanted to report Fry for uttering blasphemy and RTÉ for publishing/broadcasting it and that I believed these were criminal offences under the Defamation Act 2009.

    “The garda then took a formal written statement from me in which I quoted Fry’s comments in detail. This written statement mentioned both Fry and RTÉ specifically.”

    He said he was asked by the garda if he had been personally offended by the programme and if he wished to include this in the written statement.

    “I told the garda that I did not want to include this as I had not personally been offended by Fry’s comments – I added that I simply believed that the comments made by Fry on RTÉ were criminal blasphemy and that I was doing my civic duty by reporting a crime.”
    I'm not surprised you didn't want to be identified, you curtain-twitching little c u n t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    I used to be an atheist but the holidays were shit.
    Bataks in North Sumatra to Dutch Christian missionary: "What's in it for us to join your religion?

    Missionary: "Sunday is a day of rest"

    Bataks: "What, all day?

    Missionary: "Yes all day"

    Bataks: "Where do we sign?"

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