I’m going to start this post by going off topic…
I love Stephen Fry. Until recently I didn’t know who he was, and then I started watching his In America series and was captivated by his curiosity and enthusiasm for everything. I was so sad once the series ended, but maybe he’ll do In Canada next!
Enough gushing…I heard that Fry was in this debate on the topic of whether or not the Catholic Church is a force for good in the world (pfft!), and I couldn’t wait to see it because I’m such a big fan of him, as well as of Christopher Hitchens, who would both be debating against the motion that the Catholic Church is a force for good…and also Stephen Fry tweeted this adorable tweet right before the debate:
The debate was on October 19th, but it was just recently put on YouTube so now you can watch it here:
You can read my thoughts on the debate after the jump (spoiler alert!)…But first, the opening vote from the people in attendance:
Motion: The Catholic Church is a Force for Good in the World