Recently, a video has been going around showing Stephen Fry, a popular atheist celebrity, saying what he’s say to God. At one point, he said that he would demand to know why God would allow bone cancer in children. A number of Christians have complained that Stephen Fry is being unfair to God. Is this true? Is Stephen Fry wrong to blame God?
Did God create the universe?
Did God create everything in the universe?
Did God give humans freewill?
Did God put the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden with Adam and Eve?
Could he have put the tree elsewhere?
Is God all knowing?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, then God is responsible for bone cancer in children. Both because he created the cancer and made it possible for the cancer to affect children, and because he created a situation where Adam and Eve would “damn” us, and didn’t stop it when he could have, he is also responsible for the fall.
Of course, this is only true if God exists.