Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects Quotes (showing 130 of 76) I do not pretend to be able to prove that there is no God. I equally cannot prove that Satan is a fiction.
The Christian god may exist; so may the gods of Olympus, or of ancient Egypt, or of Therefore I take it that when I tell you why I am not a Christian I have to tell you two different things; first, why I do not believe in God and in immortality; and, secondly, why I do not think that Christ was the best and wisest of men, although I grant Him a very high degree of moral goodness.
Why I Am Not a Christian is an essay by the British philosopher Bertrand Russell. Originally a talk given 6 March 1927 at Battersea Town Hall, under the auspices of the South London Branch of the National Secular Society, it was published that year as a pamphlet and has been republished several times in English and in translation. His essay" Why I Am Not A Christian, " a lecture he delivered in 1927, is a clear, succinct, and wellreasoned brief against Christianity and the existence of a Deity (Christian or not).
His hard to refute arguments presented in the essay are for those who are open to concepts which may not agree with their own views or their upbringing. In 1927, the famed British philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote an essay entitled, Why I Am Not a Christian. Russells essay inspired the title of this post. By Christian, I mean someone who has trusted their life to Jesus Christ as Crucified Savior and Resurrected Lord and seeks to Why Im a Christian: 12 Reasons.
Ive been a big fan of Bertrand Russell in his essay why I am not a Christian and of others saying Religion is the opium of the people. I could not believe, nor I believe nowadays in fabrications called Christian religions.
Today I understand that despite all the evils introduced by religious Bertrand Russells Why I Am Not A Christian will not stand as a classic regarding what is explicitly written upon the pages. For the highest rational principle appealed to is that the world should enshrine the thoughts and preferences of Bertrand Russell simply because they are the thoughts and utterances of Bertrand Russell. Introduction. This monograph will have an unusual format.
It begins with an essay based on the opening arguments of my debate with Dr. William Lane Craig on the subject" Why I amam not a Christian. "