Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell


Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell

This is a famous but very controversial piece by Bertrand Russell. It was a lecture delivered in 1927 at National Secular Society, London. Later in 1957 it was part of a book with the same title and reached international fame. He examines one by one several highly regarded arguments for the existence (or necessity) of God. His main point however is the possibility of morality based on another principle than God. It is quite a challenging reading and one we must all face, regardless of our belief or lack of it, thereof. Enjoy!

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Every educated, self-respecting person should read this!

Russell that I can comprehend

I have struggled with many of Russell writings not being nearly intelligent enough to follow his logic. The constraints of time forced him to boil down his views to get to the heart of the matter without leaving me in his intellectual dust. I will recommend this to many of my friends who are believers in science to define our existence and our futures

A Form in Logic and Reason

Mr. Russell has boiled down and reduced the most common and effective objections against Christianity to simple syllogisms. Here, you will find that Christianity is not only immoral but also cruel; its position on unending, eternal, and infinite post-humous punishment is beyond tenable (it is an atrocity).

If you have doubted the efficacy Christianity and other religions have on morality and cosmology/ontology, this work is perfect for your development.

Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell
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  • Category: Philosophy
  • Published: Jan 21, 2013
  • Publisher: Read Forward LLC
  • Seller: Paul Balogh
  • Print Length: 27 Pages
  • Language: English

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