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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Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell – The Bertrand Russell Society

Der Schwerpunkt Russells lag auf philosophischen, der Whiteheads auf mathematischen Problemen. His Divine Grace A. When you hear people in church debasing themselves and saying that they are miserable sinners, and all the rest of it, it seems contemptible and not worthy of self-respecting human beings.

Kant, as I say, invented a new moral argument for the existence of God, and that in varying forms was extremely popular during the nineteenth century. You all know the argument from design: Volume 89 Routledge Classics 2 February I am not for the moment concerned with whether there is a difference between right and wrong, or whether there is not: 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.

Mit dieser Entdeckung war Gottlob Freges Grundannahme, jedem Begriff entspreche eine Menge als Begriffsumfang, widerlegt, weil es zu dem Begriff sich selbst nicht enthaltende Menge keine entsprechende Menge gibt. For instance, it concluded the belief in hell.

They had to introduce it because at one time the Freethinkers adopted the habit of saying that there were such and such arguments which mere reason might urge against the existence of God, but of course they knew as a matter of faith that God did exist. Einzelheiten sind in den Nutzungsbedingungen beschrieben.

kei If you are going to say that, you will then have to say that it is not only through God that right and bertranv came into being, but that they are in their essence logically anterior to God. They are worried about something much more mundane, or it may merely be a bad digestion; but nobody is really seriously rendered unhappy by the thought of something that is going to happen to this world millions of years hence.

You find this curious fact, that the more intense has been the religion of any period and the more profound has been the dogmatic belief, the greater has been the cruelty and the worse has been the state of affairs. Or are you just looking to understand other faiths in a new light? Bertrand Russell wurde am Keni I take it that when I tell you why I am not a Christian I have to tell you two different things; first, why I do not believe in God and in immortality; and, secondly, why I do not think that Christ was the best and wisest of men, although I grant Him a very high degree of moral goodness.


They were at first hard, intellectual arguments embodying certain quite definite fallacies. From motivational books and fictional works like the Shiva Trilogy to comprehensive works on chrish like Krishna, Lord Ram, Jesus Christ and the Prophet Mohammed, to religious figures that have shaped the world as we know it today- you can find them all in our extensive catalog with thousands of titles from the best authors available as paperbacks, hardbacks and eBooks.

They are statistical averages such as would emerge from the laws of chance; and that makes this whole business of natural law much less impressive than it formerly was. It is not that their environment was made to be suitable to them, but that they grew to be suitable to it, and that is the basis of adaptation. Nach dem Weltkrieg unternahm Russell mehrere Reisen.

I have known in my time quite a number of judges who were very earnest Christians, and they none of them felt that they were acting contrary to Christian principles in what they did. He was like many people: Religion bdrtrand Science 17 December There is the instance of the Gadarene swine where it certainly was not very kind to the pigs to put the devils into them and make them rush down the hill to the sea. And a great many things that have been regarded as laws of nature are of that kind.

I do not profess to live up to them myself; but then after all, it chrit not quite the same thing as for a Christian. It merely makes you turn your attention to other things.

Religionskritik: Russell

The word does not have quite such a full-blooded meaning now as it had in the times of St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas. Science can help us to get over this craven fear in which mankind has lived for so many generations. You find him quite bland and urbane towards the people who would not listen to him; and it is, to my mind, far more worthy of a sage to take that line than to take the line of indignation.

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. I do not know how rabbits would view that application.

It is a doctrine that put cruelty into the world and gave the world generations of cruel torture; and the Christ of the Gospels, if you could take Him as His chroniclers represent Him, would certainly have to be considered partly responsible for that.


Let Amazon India give you your start in your quest for the truth. You could, of course, if you liked, say that there was a superior deity who gave orders to the God who made this world, or could take up the line that some of the gnostics took up—a line which I often thought was a very plausible one—that as a matter of fact this world that we know was made by the devil at a moment when God was not looking.

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It is not really to my mind quite the best tone, and there are a great many of these things about hell. One Repository- Amazon India Find the book you need to answer the questions you have about faith, spirituality, salvation and the life beyond from our comprehensive collection of titles from authors like Devdutt Pattanaik, V S Khandekar, and Rick Warren.

It comes in warim verse after another, and it is quite manifest to the reader that there is a certain pleasure in contemplating wailing and gnashing of teeth, or else it would not occur so often. Quite apart from that, which 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.

Dies spielte sich zur Zeit des Zweiten Weltkriegs ab. Bertrand Russell as a moral force in world politicshttp: The arguments that are used for the existence of God change their character as time goes on. There are, of course, a number of them, but I shall take only a few. Mit einigen anderen Mitgliedern ihc Organisation wurde er angeklagt, zum Widerstand gegen die Staatsgewalt aufgerufen zu haben und – mit 89 Jahren – zu einer zweimonatigen Freiheitsstrafe verurteilt.

I think you must have at the very lowest the belief that Christ was, if not divine, at least russeol best and wisest of men. Belief in eternal hell fire was an essential item of Christian belief until pretty recent times. You all know, of course, that there used to be in the ruussell 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.