Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell on Controversy and Belief

It is the things for which there is no evidence that are believed with passion. “Nobody feels any passion about the multiplication table or about ... » Go

Bertrand Russell on the Ages of Faith

The Ages of Faith, which are praised by our neo-scholastics, were the time when the clergy had things all their own way. Daily life was full of ... » Go

Bertrand Russell on Christian Ethics

The fundamental defect of Christian ethics consists in the fact that it labels certain classes of acts ‘sins’ and others ‘virtue’ on grounds that have nothing to ... » Go

Bertrand Russel on Religious Pluralism

I think all the great religions of the world – Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and Communism – both untrue and harmful. It is evident as ... » Go

Bertrand Russell on Euthyphro’s Dilemma

If you are quite sure there is a difference between right and wrong, you are then in this situation: Is that difference due to God’s ... » Go

Bertrand Russell on Proving God

I do not pretend to be able to prove that there is no God. I equally cannot prove that Satan is a fiction. The Christian god ... » Go

Is There a God?

The question whether there is a God is one which is decided on very different grounds by different communities and different individuals. The immense majority ... » Go

Bertrand Russell on Certainty

When one admits that nothing is certain, one must, I think, also add that some things are much more nearly certain than others. It is ... » Go

Bertrand Russell on Free Thought

The expression ‘free thought’ is often used as if it meant merely opposition to the prevailing orthodoxy. But this is only a symptom of free thought, frequent, ... » Go

Bertrand Russell on Immortality

But in the present state of psychology and physiology, belief in immortality can, at any rate, claim no support from science, and such arguments as are possible ... » Go