Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell (1927)


Bertrand Russell first delivered this lecture on March 6, 1927 to the National Secular Society, South London Branch, at Battersea Town Hall.

See below for a section breakdown:

What Is a Christian? :05
The Existence of God 2:58
The First-cause Argument 4:05
The Natural-law Argument 6:16
The Argument from Design 10:30
The Moral Arguments for Deity 13:32
The Argument for the Remedying of Injustice 16:13
The Character of Christ 18:23
Defects in Christ’s Teaching 21:10
The Moral Problem 23:24
The Emotional Factor 28:15
How the Churches Have Retarded Progress 31:10
Fear, the Foundation of Religion 32:59
What We Must Do 34:24

Full text: http://www.users.drew.edu/~jlenz/whynot.html

His longer book on the same subect, “Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays”: http://www.amazon.com/Christian-Essays-Religion-Related-Subjects/dp/0671203231/ref=la_B000AP6YJG_1_3

Bertrand Russel Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell

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