Why I am not a Christian: And Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects ( Routledge Classics (Paperback)) | Bertrand Russell Warum ich kein Christ bin. Dez. Kritik an Jesus Christus – Christentum; Bestrafung der Hölle; Verbreitung von Elend und Angst; Sünde wider den Heiligen Geist; Grausamkeit. Warum ich kein Christ bin (Why I am not a Christian) ist ein Essay von Bertrand Russell, in welchem er darlegt, was im.

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You find him quite bland and urbane towards the kin who would not listen to him; and it is, to my mind, far more worthy of a sage to take that line than to take the line of indignation. Russel war ein britischer Philosoph, Mathematiker und Logiker. I think you might find that he thought this text was intended in a figurative sense. Then there is one other maxim of Christ which I think has a great deal in it, but I do not find that it is very popular among some of our Christian friends.

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That was, of course, a convenient and simple explanation that saved them the trouble of looking any further for explanations of the law of gravitation. Therefore they laid it down that the existence of God can be proved by the unaided reason, and they had to set up what they considered were arguments to prove it. Belief in eternal hell fire was an essential item of Christian belief until pretty recent times.

It is not a pleasant fact, but the Churches compel one to mention facts that are not pleasant. Then there is another point which I consider is excellent. If you say, as more orthodox theologians do, that in all the laws which God issues He had a reason for giving those laws rather than others—the reason, of course, being to create the best universe, although you would never think it to look at it—if there was a reason for the laws which God gave, then God Himself was subject to law, and therefore you do not get any advantage by introducing God as an intermediary.

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Volume 89 Routledge Classics 2 February When you come to look into this argument from design, it is a kfin astonishing thing that people can believe that this world, with all the things that are in it, with all its defects, should be the best that omnipotence and omniscience has been able to produce in millions of years.


I must say that I think all this doctrine, that hell-fire is a punishment for sin, is a doctrine of cruelty. You probably all remember the sort keib things that Socrates was saying when he was dying, and the sort of things that he generally did say to people who did not agree with russrll.

Earl Russell, dem der Titel Earl Russell hin wurde war ein ehemaliger britischer Premierminister. Therefore, perhaps, I need not waste any more time upon the argument about the First Cause. Supposing that in this world that we live in today an inexperienced girl is married to a syphilitic man, in that case the Catholic Church says: Search results of 22 results for Books: That is the idea—that we should all be wicked if we did not hold to the Christian religion.

I do not know that I could go with Him all the way, but I could go with Him much farther than most professing Christians can. When you hear people in church debasing themselves and saying that they are miserable sinners, rjssell all the rest of it, it seems contemptible and not worthy of self-respecting human beings. Conquer the world by intelligence, and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it.

It is a doctrine that put cruelty into the world and gave the world generations of cruel torture; and the Christ of the Gospels, if you could take Him as His chroniclers represent Him, would certainly have to be considered partly responsible for that.

Topics like salvation, faith, good deeds, sin, and morality have been addressed by many religious texts. Nowadays it is not quite that.

There is a good deal to be said for that, and I am not concerned to refute it. If you looked at the matter from a scientific point of view, you would say: You know, of course, that the Catholic Church has laid it down as a dogma that the existence of God can be proved by the unaided reason.

One Repository- Amazon India Find the book you need to answer the questions you have about faith, spirituality, salvation and the life beyond from our comprehensive collection of titles from authors like Devdutt Pattanaik, V S Khandekar, and Rick Warren. You will bear with me if I mention it. I have no doubt that the present Prime Minister,1 [footnote 1. It needs a fearless outlook and a free intelligence.

It is maintained that everything we see in this world has a cause, and as you go back in the chain of causes further and further you must come to a First Cause, and to that First Cause you give the name of God.


Warum ich kein Christ bin German Edition 24 November So I am told; I have not noticed it. The Mohammedans, for instance, also believe in God and in immortality, and yet they would not call themselves Christians.

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In short, this whole argument about natural law no longer has anything like the strength that it used bdrtrand have.

Fear is the basis of the whole thing—fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Let Amazon India give you your start in your quest for the truth. That is, no doubt, a very remarkable fact, but you would hardly call it a law of nature.

I think that there are a good many points upon which I agree with Christ a great deal more than the professing Christians do. There are a great many ways in which at the present moment the Church, by its insistence upon what it chooses to call morality, inflicts upon all sorts of people undeserved and unnecessary ksin.

It is a conception quite unworthy of free men. If you are going to say that, you will then have to say that it is not only through God that right and wrong came into being, but that they are in their essence logically anterior to God.

There is the instance of the Gadarene swine where it certainly was not very kind to the pigs to put the devils into them and make them rush down the hill to the sea. There is no reason to suppose that the world had a beginning at all. On the other hand, where you can get down to any knowledge of what atoms actually do, you will find they are much less subject to law than people thought, and that the laws at which you arrive are statistical averages of just the sort that would emerge from chance.

Atlantic Publishers and Distributors. His Divine Grace A. As I said before, in olden days it had a much more full-blooded sense. If you are not going to believe that much about Christ, I do not think you have any right to call yourself a Christian. He says, for instance: We have to be a little more vague in our meaning of Christianity.