This is a nice little segment from a TV show where one of the UK’s most famous Christians – Bear Grylls, has a conversation with one of the UK’s most famous atheists – Stephen Fry. And they are respectful. And civil. And that’s why adversarial debates are a stupid model of apologetics (well, that and they’re usually disconnected from the Gospel).
Having just watched Bear Grylls behead a skunk (after smothering it in his jacket), bash a snake to death with a plank of wood, confront killer bees to steal their honey and finally drink his own urine while incredibly close to the end of the episode (surely he could’ve made it), I’ve been looking for a new television high. Can it get any better?
The answer is yes. It can.
I’m not sure I’ve said this before – but the explorer/travel writer character in Black Books in the episode with the cat – has to be based on Bear right? Did you know he was the youngest person to climb Everest? I didn’t.