Being somewhat of an anglophile, I have encountered Stephen Fry many times in movies and TV from the great land of Downton Abbey. That said, there is an arrogance of Fry's atheism that seems convincing but which is in reality a lot of bluster.
Fry claims that God is the problem, that He created such misery that is "not our fault" and that this God is hardly worthy of any respect or even belief for creating a world so filled with injustice and pain. Really. I thought that Scripture had a pretty good explanation of why things are the way they are. Read Genesis 1-3 and see how things that were very good ended up with death reigning in and through them all.
Fry would not want to get into heaven on God's terms. They are wrong in his estimation. He will not bow down to such a cruel and capricious God. No sir.
Fry finds the Greco-Roman mythology far more acceptable because their gods did not pretend to be different from humans but were merely larger versions of the good and band in humanity. If God is God, he is, in Fry's estimation, a complete and utter maniac, selfish, and a monster who deserves no respect at all.
The trouble with all of this is that I once rather enjoyed Fry's acting and humor (think of him as the bumbling police inspector in the movie Gosford Park). But wait, perhaps that is the point. Atheists the likes of Fry are intellectually as bumblers as his character there -- they ignore the evidence, discount the truth, and prefer to live in the world of their own opinions.
Well, I guess I will just have to focus on the parts he plays and try to forget his blasphemous and foolish attempt to disgrace God. In the end, the only one diminished by Fry's words were, well, Fry.