Illogic Primer Quotes Clippings Books and Bibliography Paper Trails Links Film

Bertrand Russell on Immortality

Religion and Science (Oxford University Press: 1935), pp. 108-09.

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 on the subject point to the probable extinction of personality at death. We may regret the thought that we shall not survive, but is a comfort to think that all the persecutors and Jew-baiters and humbugs will not continue to exist for all eternity. We may be told that they would improve in time, but I doubt it.