Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Russell , Bertrand (March 6, 1927), Why I Am Not A Christian And Other Essays On Religion And Related Subjects, Barlow Press, Retrieved on 2011-04-12
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    12 APR 2011

     The Natural Law Argument

    We now find that a great many things we thought were natural laws are really human conventions. You know that even in the remotest depths of stellar space there are still three feet to a yard. That is, no doubt, a very remarkable fact, but you would hardly call it a law of nature. And a great many things that have been regarded as laws of nature are of that kind. 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 l...
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    Many of the things we consider natural laws are really just human conventions.

    12 APR 2011

     Defects in Christ's Teachings

    I am concerned with Christ as He appears in the Gospels, taking the Gospel narrative as it stands, and there one does find some things that do not seem to be very wise. For one thing, he certainly thought that His second coming would occur in clouds of glory before the death of all the people who were living at that time. There are a great many texts that prove that. He says, for instance, "Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the Son of Man be come." Then he says, "There ar...
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    There are some serious flaws in the teachings of Jesus Christ that clearly indicate he thought he would return in the lifetimes of those he was preaching to.

    12 APR 2011

     We Must Look at the World Bravely and Not Through the Ign...

    We want to stand upon our own feet and look fair and square at the world -- its good facts, its bad facts, its beauties, and its ugliness; see the world as it is and be not afraid of it. Conquer the world by intelligence and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it... A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage; it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men. It...
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    Russell's conclusion to "Why I am Not a Christian".