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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I knew a parson who frightened his congregation terribly by telling them that the second coming was very imminent indeed, but they were much consoled when they found that he was planting trees in his garden. Atlantic Publishers and Distributors. Nowadays we explain the law of gravitation in a somewhat complicated fashion that Einstein has introduced.

He finds that the Feast of the Ascension is about to be celebrated, and he hears Professors Hanky and Panky say to each other that they never set eyes on the man Higgs, and they hope they never will; but they are the high priests of the religion of the Sun Child.

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It is a conception quite unworthy of free men. 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.

Fear is the basis of the whole thing—fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. There is no evidence of design about it. Officers and Organization Contact Us. In this country, as you know, it ceased to be an essential item because of a decision of the Privy Council, and from that decision the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York dissented; but in this country our religion is settled by Act of Parliament, and therefore the Privy Council was able to override Their Graces and hell was no longer necessary to a Christian.


It is not really to my mind quite the best tone, and there are a great many of these things about hell. The Problems of Philosophy January You remember what happened about the fig-tree. It is used these days in a very loose sense by a great many people.

And Jesus answered and said unto it: They had to introduce it because at one time the Freethinkers adopted the habit of saying that there were such and such arguments which mere reason might urge against the existence of God, but of course they knew as a matter of faith that God did exist.

I say that that is fiendish cruelty, and nobody whose natural sympathies have not been warped by dogma, or whose moral nature was not icb dead to all icg of suffering, could maintain that it is right and proper that that state of things should continue. If everything must have a cause, then God must have a cause. You all know the argument from design: Kant, as I say, invented a new moral argument for the existence of God, and that in varying forms was extremely popular during the nineteenth century.

It is not a pleasant fact, but the Churches compel one to mention facts that are not pleasant.

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Es tritt auf, wenn man die Menge aller Mengen betrachtet, die sich nicht selbst als Element enthalten. April um It is an easy argument to parody. You accepted a whole collection of creeds which were set out with great precision, and every single syllable of those creeds you believed with the whole strength of your convictions. You see in the moon the sort of thing to which the hin is tending—something dead, cold, and lifeless.

I do not profess to ruussell up to them myself; but then after all, it is not quite the same thing as for a Christian. It needs hope for the future, not looking back all the time towards a past that is bertarnd, which we trust will be far surpassed by the future that our intelligence can create.

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I have known in my time quite a number of judges who were very earnest Christians, and they none of them felt that they were acting contrary to Christian principles in what gertrand did. Gestorben ist er am 2. Religion and Science 17 December The Mohammedans, for instance, also believe in God and in immortality, and yet they would not call themselves Christians.


I am not for the moment concerned with whether there is a difference between right and wrong, or whether there is not: Earl Russell wurde am It merely makes you turn your attention ruszell other things.

Nowadays it is not quite that.

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It was used by Lao-Tze and Icch some five or six hundred years before Christ, but it is not a principle which as a matter of fact Christians accept. The early Christians did really believe it, and they did abstain from such things as planting trees in their gardens, because they did accept from Christ the belief that the second coming was imminent. It sometimes takes a rather curious form; for instance, it is argued that rabbits have white tails in order to be easy to shoot.

Russell verfasste die Principia zusammen mit Alfred North Whitehead, der darum mit seiner Familie in seinem Haus wohnte. 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 Keiin was the best and wisest of men, although I grant Him a very high degree of moral goodness.

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In den Jahren verfasste er eine drei Teile umfassende Autobiographie. Search results of 22 results for Books: Russell erkannte das Genie Wittgensteins rasch und motivierte ihn in Phasen des Selbstzweifelns, seine Arbeit weiter zu treiben.