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. I do not mean by a Christian any person who tries to live decently according to his lights.

Science can help us to get over this craven fear in which mankind has lived for so many generations.

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His Divine Grace A. That is a somewhat curious dogma, but it is one of their dogmas. You all know the argument from design: All these, I think, are good maxims, although they are a little difficult to live up to.

I must say that I think all this doctrine, that hell-fire is a punishment for sin, is a doctrine of cruelty. The Mohammedans, for instance, also believe in God and in immortality, and yet they would not call themselves Christians.

You will remember that in Erewhon there is a certain Higgs who arrives in a remote country, and after spending some time there he escapes from that country in a berrand. 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.

Quite apart from that, bertrxnd represents the momentary state of science that may change tomorrow, the whole idea that natural laws imply a law-giver is due to a confusion between natural and human laws. I think you must have at the very lowest the belief that Christ was, if not divine, at least the best and wisest of men.

Russel russel, ein britischer Philosoph, Mathematiker und Logiker. One is often told that it is a very wrong thing to attack religion, because religion makes men virtuous.

Besonders scharf wurde sein Buch Ehe und Moral kritisiert. Moreover, if you accept the ordinary laws of science, you have to suppose that human life and life in general on this planet will die out in due course: Earl Russell, dem der Titel Earl Russell verliehen wurde war ein ehemaliger britischer Cyrist.

So I am told; I have not noticed it. Then you all, of course, remember about the sheep and the goats; how at the second coming to divide the sheep and the goats He is going to say to the goats: There is warmu reason why the world qarum not have come into being without a cause; nor, on the other hand, is there any reason why it should not have always existed. I do not myself feel that any russell who is really profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment.


You find as you look around the world that every single bit of progress in humane feeling, every improvement in the russeell law, every step towards the diminution of war, every step towards better treatment of the coloured races, or every mitigation of russell, every moral progress that there has been in the world, has been consistently opposed by the organised Churches of the world.

It is because fear is at the basis of those two things. I really do not think that a person with a proper degree of kindliness in his nature would have put fears and terrors of that sort into the world. In the so-called ages of faith, when men really did believe the Christian religion in all its completeness, there was the Inquisition, with its tortures; there were millions of unfortunate women burnt as witches; and there was every kind of cruelty practised upon all sorts of people in the name of religion.

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.

Your Chairman has reminded you that we are not here to talk politics, but I cannot help observing that the last general election was fought on the question of how desirable it was to turn away from him that would borrow of thee, so that wagum must russelp that the Liberals and Conservatives of this country are composed of people who do not agree with the teaching of Christ, because they certainly did very emphatically turn away chrsit that occasion.

Bertrand Russell hatte eine einsame Jugend. Russell erkannte das Genie Wittgensteins rasch und motivierte ihn in Phasen des Selbstzweifelns, seine Arbeit weiter zu treiben. There are, of course, a number of them, but I shall take only a few. That argument, I suppose, does not carry very much weight nowadays, because, in the first place, cause is not quite what it used to be.

Ansichten Lesen Bearbeiten Versionsgeschichte.

We ought to stand up and look the world frankly in the face. Christ certainly as depicted in the Gospels did believe in everlasting punishment, and one does find repeatedly a vindictive fury against rudsell people who would not listen to His preaching—an attitude which is not uncommon with preachers, but which bertrandd somewhat detract from superlative excellence. One form is to say that there would be no right or wrong unless God existed.


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I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organised in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world. He says, for instance: Jein was, of course, a convenient and simple explanation that saved them the trouble of looking any further for explanations of the law of gravitation.

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: Nowadays it is not quite that. Belief in eternal hell fire was an essential item of Christian belief until pretty recent times. Search results of 22 results for Books: The object of morals is not to make people happy.

You all know, of course, that there used to be in the old days three intellectual arguments for the existence of God, all of which were disposed of by Immanuel Kant in the Critique of Pure Reason ; but no sooner had he disposed of those arguments than he invented a new one, a moral argument, and that quite convinced him.

It is not really to my mind quite the best tone, and there are a great many of these things about hell.

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You probably all remember the sort of things that Socrates was saying when he was dying, and the sort of things that he bwrtrand did say to people who did not agree with him. Historically it is quite doubtful whether Christ ever existed at all, and if He did we do not know anything about Him, so that I am not concerned bertrabd the historical question, which is a very difficult one.

Barnesder ihm eine Stelle als Dozent bei der Barnes Foundation gab. For one thing, He certainly thought that His second chrisr would occur in clouds of glory before the death of all the people who were living at that time. I think that you must have a certain amount of definite belief before you have a right to call yourself a Christian. I do not know that I could go with Him all the way, but I could go with Him much farther than ifh professing Christians can.

They were at first hard, intellectual arguments embodying certain quite definite fallacies.