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Date: 07/26/11 12:30 PM

42 Responses to Stephen Fry Vs Widdecombe: Catholic Church Debate

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    July 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    Link: Stephen Fry Vs Widdecombe: Catholic Church Debate - Animated snippets from Ann Widdecombe and Stephen Fry debating if `The Catholic Church is a force for good in the world`
  2. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    Watched this full debate a year or so back. Made for good viewing.
  3. Profile photo of Zenagi
    Zenagi Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Let the comment wars begin!
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    July 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    Yes, an excellent debate.
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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
    697 posts
    July 26, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    Didnt I see this here last year? Why has it gotten another surge of interest
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    Ann Widdecombe`s voice. o_o
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    KeePay Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    For once, a debate about religion that is worthwhile. I believe each side had legitimate points, and the rebuttals were fair and truthful. I believe people who have a hard time deciding if they should affiliate with a religion or not should view this video, as it provides good facts and opinions.
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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    I couldnt follow it honestly.
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    thestringy Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    I love the seemingly infinite eloquence of Stephen Fry.
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    abdehn Male 13-17
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    July 26, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    Was this a Prezzi presentation?
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    TwoTone Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    There`s so much weight behind Stephen`s argument in comparision
  12. Profile photo of Listypoos
    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    July 26, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    Anne Widdecombe is an ugly. nasty biggot.... and whilst I don`t like any religion, none are that bad they should deserve her as self-appointed spokesperson.

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    TwoTone Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    For a regilious body based on salvation and preach, surely an inquisatorial stance, why is there any need for any element of hieracy other than to keep the relgion together? Why isn`t it more left wing?
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    SealTears Female 13-17
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    July 26, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    I could listen to Stephen Fry for ages. His arguments are so well put!
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    LleetLlama Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    Ann Widdecombe would have make a perfect Professor Umbridge.
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    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    If anybody feels the urge to listen to more English people debate this topic then this is a fantastically well-organised and debate between Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair on whether Religion is a force for good. Very interesting ending where each is asked to pick one argument from the other side which they feel is a good one...interesting debate
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    Educated arguements full of deaf ears
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    Love hearing Stephen fry debate, and Ann was a a awesome challenge :)
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    Fantastic. Bravo Mr Fry.
  20. Profile photo of AngryAsian
    AngryAsian Male 13-17
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    July 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    @Fatninja01, i know right? im not saying that i understand everything either, but usually the loudest critics are the ones that have no idea what theyre talking about
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    Fatninja01 - it`s `fall on deaf ears`. :P
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    BigM Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm
    mhmm i love there accents. wish i had one like that.
  23. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    I like this. a lot.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2011 at 8:03 pm
    1:40 into the video and I just couldn`t bear any more of that bullsh t.

    Keep the message of hope, keep the good will teatching, keep everything that was good about every religion that ever existed if you can... but let go of the delusion because it`s causing a lot more harm to our species then all the good it has ever brought up combined. It`s litteraly killed us all.

    K thnks bai.
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    yoda141 Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    Groogle: at 1:41, Stephen Fry starts talking. listen to it
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    July 26, 2011 at 10:24 pm
    @BigM:
    I love it when people know they difference between there, their, and they`re.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    Stephen Fry for President of the Universe...
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    Jimmy_Hex Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    That womans Voice is so annoying.
    Yeah, and Stephen Fry rocks.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2011 at 12:04 am
    >Groogle
    I love your timing, giving up listening just before Stephen Fry. Which, from your comment, I deduce was the one who`s opinion you were waiting to hear?
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    joosen52 Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2011 at 1:07 am
    Stephen Fry...FTW
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
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    July 27, 2011 at 2:38 am
    Ann Widdecombe would have make a perfect Professor Umbridge.

    She sounds more like McGonagall to me,
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    750 posts
    July 27, 2011 at 2:42 am
    Fry had great arguments against the Church of olden times, but he really didn`t address the modern Church at all. The exception being his complaint that the Church is against abortion, and drat them, they are acting consistently with that belief!

    I think Widdecombe won this one.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2011 at 3:01 am
    Fry had great arguments against the Church of olden times, but he really didn`t address the modern Church at all.
    Didn`t you hear the part at the very start of Fry`s speech, where he talked about the Vatican teaming up with Islamic nations at the UN Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994?

    Or the very next part, where he quoted the current Pope saying that gay people are "disordered" and "morally evil"?

    Considering that this is a church that has had a long and public association with male paedophilic rape amongst its ranks, and bearing in mind that this is the same institution that refused to publicly condemn the Nazis during WW2, I hardly think they`re in a position to be pointing fingers and calling other people morally bankrupt.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    July 27, 2011 at 3:18 am
    @Beardofzeus.

    A very sincere thanks to you... for posting that link to the Blair/Hitchens debate on religion.

    I didn`t have the time to watch it last night when i first saw your post, but have just watched the whole thing now. It was well worth the hour and a half investment.

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    liberalirony Male 18-29
    196 posts
    July 27, 2011 at 3:21 am
    The bit about Jesus not being let in the door is a great argument. Imagine if they actually took the vow of poverty seriously... :-O
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    dikybird Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2011 at 6:32 am
    1:05 goatsee
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2011 at 7:59 am
    dikybird - you win the debate.
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    NILE12 Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2011 at 8:11 am
    its a church!! herpderp
  39. Profile photo of MrAtari
    MrAtari Male 40-49
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    July 27, 2011 at 9:33 am
    I liked Ann here more...
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    jamesrs Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2011 at 9:17 am
    i hate ann widdecombe the bigoted old hag
  41. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    Even though i disagree with Ann, I would have liked to hear all of her argument as well.
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    Kimrn89 Male 18-29
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    August 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    If you are religious, and defend your choice to be so, you are dumb. Period.

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