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Bertrand Russel on Arguments for God’s Existence

Preface to Why I Am Not a Christian: and other essays on religion and related subjects (Simon & Schuster: 1957), p. v.

It is true that the Scholastics invented what professed to be logical arguments proving the existence of God, and that these arguments, or others of a similar tenor, have been accepted by many eminent philosophers, but the logic to which these traditional arguments appealed is of an antiquated Aristotelian sort which is now rejected by practically all logicians except such as are Catholics. There is one of these arguments which is not purely logical. I mean the argument from design. This argument, however, was destroyed by Darwin.